New manager at Jefcoat site

Published 12:00 am Saturday, December 8, 2007

To the Editor:

For more than 14 years I have attempted to guide the effort to purchase, restore and renovate the “Old Murfreesboro High School Complex” and to create the largest museum display in the state of North Carolina. The project has been blessed with hundreds of people who have donated their time, talents and money to help bring about what we now have.

It is now time for me to step aside and make room for a younger and more talented leader to take what we have built and move it to a higher level.

I am pleased to announce that the Murfreesboro Historical Association has found that person in Colon Ballance, who will take over the reins of the Brady C. Jefcoat Museum effective Jan. 1.

Colon is the husband of the former Jane Hill from Murfreesboro, N.C., and he and Jane recently moved from their home in Jacksonville, N.C., to live in Murfreesboro.

Colon has retired from a career in the educational field in Jacksonville and loves history and Americana. This and his past experience in volunteer activities will enable him to accomplish the goals of the Jefcoat Museum.

I want to take this opportunity to thank each of you who have worked so well with me and who have been largely responsible for the museum’s success.

I know you will support him in his efforts to operate the Brady C. Jefcoat Museum of Americana and to move it on to a higher level of prominence.

Thank you for all you have done to help me.

Brinson Paul