Lotz House to Host Red Cross Blood Drive

Lotz House
photo from the Lotz House

Lotz House is proud to partner with the American Red Cross for the ninth annual blood drive on Friday, Nov. 27, commemorating the 156th anniversary of the Battle of Franklin.

“We are devoted to preserving the history of The Battle of Franklin while also making a positive impact on the community,” said Thomas Y. Cartwright, Lotz House executive director. “We are taking this opportunity to honor the lives that were lost in this historic battle 156 years ago, while helping those in the community who are fighting for their lives today.”

To commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of Franklin the Lotz House will offer a battlefield walking tour led by Cartwright at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 28 and Monday, Nov. 30. This two-hour tour is limited and reservations are required.

Thousands of lives were lost during the Battle of Franklin, and the Lotz House was turned into a makeshift hospital to help the injured. The Lotz House holds this blood drive event annually to honor the memory of the lives that were lost and to help those currently in their own battle.

The blood drive will occur on the Lotz House property at 1111 Columbia Ave., Franklin, Tenn. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 27. To schedule an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org. Everyone who attempts to give will receive a voucher for a free tour of the historic home.

The battlefield walking tour will be held Saturday, Nov. 28 and Monday, Nov. 30 from 10 a.m. until noon and will cost $30 per person. Reservations are required by calling the Lotz House at 615-790-7190 or emailing jtt@lotzhouse.com. Tickets are limited.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

About the Lotz House:

The Lotz House, which has been on the National Historic Register since 1976, is located in the heart of downtown historic Franklin, Tennessee at the “epicenter” of the Battle of Franklin, which was a pivotal battle in the Civil War on November 30, 1864. The house is open Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 – 5 p.m. Admission charged. The Lotz House is located at 1111 Columbia Ave.  For more information, call 615-790-7190 or visit www.lotzhouse.com.