Promise Manor featured on Tennessee Crossroads

Lynchburg’s Igniter Productions shot a music promo at Promise Manor in January. The local historic home and private events venue will be featured on Tennessee Crossroads this week. {Photo Provided}

LOCAL NEWS — If you’ve exhausted your Netflix cue recently, one of Lynchburg’s own will be on the small screen beginning Thursday night.

National Public Television’s Tennessee Crossroads will feature local historic home turned special events venue Promise Manor this week. The episodes will air on Thursday, March 26 at 7 p.m. or Sunday, March 29 at 10 a.m.

The first episode of Tennessee Crossroad aired in 1987. Since then, they’ve been crisscrossing the state highways and back roads highlighting the people, places, food, events, and crafts that make our state unique. In the past, they’ve featured other Lynchburg locales like Barrel House BBQ, the Lynchburg Cake and Candy Company, Miss Mary Bobo’s Restaurant, and others.

Birdie Evans, the mother of Mary Evans Bobo of Miss Mary Bobo’s fame, on the porch at what would become Promise Manor. {Historic Photo}

Promise Manor exists in the historic Green-Evans-Hudgens House on Motlow Barns Road. The NPT crew stopped by to chat with venue owners Dennis and Kayla White last November. The 1850-era home was once the home of Birdie Evans – the mother of Miss Mary Evans Bobo’s for whom Lynchburg’s famous restaurant is named.

The charming locals venue hosts baby showers, bridal showers, weddings, and other private and public special events. It’s built in the Greek Revival style and feature historic murals, and sprawling, landscaped grounds.

To learn more about them, visit their Facebook page or website. If you happen to miss the NPT airing of the episode, you can watch it at the Tennessee Crossroads website. •

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Promise Manor added to Best Christmas Lights list

Promise Manor Christmas lights
WPLN in Nashville recently featured Lynchburg’s Promise Manor on their list of best Middle Tennessee Christmas lights. {Photo Provided}

LOCAL NEWS | Events — As anyone who’s driven down Motlow Barns Road at night can tell you, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Promise Manor. Located inside one of the oldest and most historic homes in Lynchburg, the newly renovated landmark sparkles in shades of the holidays.

Christmas trees peek out from each of the two story Greek Revival-style home’s front windows. New owner Kayla White, also tastefully placed white lights, garland, and real evergreen wreaths around the front door and the portico. Across the entire scene falls giant light blue snowflakes that just scream, “give us a white Christmas.”

It’s a gorgeous small town, southern site and one that got the attention of WPLN Nashville the public radio station that recently added Promise Manor to it’s, Here’s Where to Find the Best and Brightest Christmas Displays in Middle Tennessee list.

It’s the only spot in Lynchburg to earn the honor. Other area locations were the Ray Family at 711 East Grizzard and Reese Family at 2010 Adams Street in Tullahoma, Brockman’s Dancing Lights at 1825 Dabbs Ford in Decherd, the Daugherty Family at 169 Brandi Way in Winchester, and the Winton’s Family at 55 Haskell Winton Road in Manchester. For the complete list, click here.

Will host a open house on December 15

If you’d like a peek at the inside of Promise Manor, they will host an open house on December 15 from 1-4 p.m. There will be plenty of photo ops, free pictures with Santa, a photo booth, cookie decorating, and more. For complete details, check out the event’s Facebook page by clicking here. The event is free, but organizers ask that you bring a donation for Moore County Friends of Animals to attend. The local animal rescue group could use food, beds, blankets, toys, leashes, and sweaters.•

{The Lynchburg Times is an independently owned and operated newspaper that publishes new stories every morning. Covering Metro Moore County government, Jack Daniel’s Distillery, Nearest Green Distillery, Tims Ford State Park, Motlow State Community College, Moore County High School, Moore County Middle School, Lynchburg Elementary, Raider Sports, plus regional and state news.}