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Land Between The Lakes
National Recreation Area
100 Van Morgan Drive
Golden Pond, KY 42211

Phone: 270-924-2000
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Upcoming Events

DateEvent Title

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3/1/2014 - 5/31/2014
3:30pm-
 Feedin' Time on the Farm
HOMEPLACE

Daily at 3:30pm,we begin tending and feeding our historic breeds of livestock. Join us as we take care of our animal family at The Homeplace.  Programs free with HP admission.

4/26/2014 - 4/27/2014
10am-3pm
 8th Annual Quilt Show, Quilting Past and Present
HOMEPLACE

Celebrate quilts past and present. Whether made in 1850’s or today, quilts tell a story in every stitch.  This year the story of Land Between The Lakes will be told through quilts made for the 50th Anniversary Homeplace Quilters Showcase. The story continues with treasured quilts made between the rivers from the 1960’s to the 1850’s. From every day to special day quilts, each are a work of art.  Step into the past on the 1850’s farm and try your hand at age-old quilting techniques from carding a cotton batt to hand quilting. Discover the importance of quilts to a mid-19th century farming family and enjoy a display of The Homeplace quilts. Plus, learn how to care for your cherished family quilts and other textiles. View Program Schedule

Bring the family, on-going children’s activities and daily programs for menfolk*Ideal for Home Educators.  Program free with HP admission. For more information call 931-232-6457. 

4/26/2014 - 4/26/2014
10am-
 Meet the Sheep
HOMEPLACE

Join us for the morning chore of letting the sheep out of their pen. Learn about the sheep on the farm and get your hands on what a sheep feels like by handling a fleece.  Program free with HP admission.

4/26/2014 - 4/26/2014
11am-
 Blacksmithing
HOMEPLACE

Ping! Ping! Watch the blacksmith working at the forge as he uses fire and iron to make useful objects for the farm.  Wow, that’s a hot fire!  Program free with HP admission.

4/26/2014 - 4/26/2014
1pm-
 Woodworking
HOMEPLACE

In the 1800’s, native hardwood timber in the area proved to be a valuable resource.  Farmers used the timber to split logs for fences to chopping it into firewood for woodstove cooking. Lend a hand at the Tool Barn and see if you can help create something to use on the farm. Program free with HP admission.

4/27/2014 - 4/27/2014
10am-
 Woodworking
HOMEPLACE

In the 1800’s, native hardwood timber in the area proved to be a valuable resource.  Farmers used the timber to split logs for fences to chopping it into firewood for woodstove cooking. Lend a hand at the Tool Barn and see if you can help create something to use on the farm. Program free with HP admission.

4/27/2014 - 4/27/2014
2pm-
 Blacksmithing
HOMEPLACE

Ping! Ping! Watch the blacksmith working at the forge as he uses fire and iron to make useful objects for the farm.  Wow, that’s a hot fire!  Program free with HP admission.

4/30/2014 - 4/30/2014
2pm-
 Practical Life Skills
HOMEPLACE

Home schooling is thought of as a new concept of teaching. But before there were public education systems, a child’s education was the responsibility of their parents. Their education would have been skills such as sewing, cooking, woodworking and animal husbandry instead of a formal education. Join The Homeplace staff each Wednesday in April as they teach one of those very important skills.  *Ideal for Home Educators.  Program free with HP admission.

5/3/2014 - 5/3/2014
2pm-
 Meet Proctor the Mule
HOMEPLACE

Mules were very important work animals on a farm in 1850. They have always had a reputation for being stubborn. Maybe it’s because they are smarter than what we give them credit for. Proctor is our mule here at The Homeplace. Come out today to meet him and learn more about these great animals.  Program free with HP admission.

5/3/2014 - 5/3/2014
10am-
 Meet the Chickens
HOMEPLACE

Join us for the morning chore of letting the Dominique chickens out of the chicken house. Hear the sounds of the chickens as they get ready for their day on the farm.  Program free with HP admission.

5/3/2014 - 5/3/2014
10am-1pm
 Dinnertime
HOMEPLACE

Smell something good? That’s the ladies at the Homeplace cooking up dinner for the hard-working family. Drop by to see what we’re cooking on the woodstove today.  Program free with HP admission.

5/3/2014 - 5/3/2014
11am-
 Woodworking
HOMEPLACE

In the 1800’s, native hardwood timber in the area proved to be a valuable resource.  Farmers used the timber for splitting logs for fences and chopping it into firewood for woodstove cooking. Lend a hand at the Tool Barn and see if you can help create something to use on the farm. Program free with HP admission.

5/4/2014 - 5/4/2014
11am-
 From Rags to Riches
HOMEPLACE

Holes in that old shirt or tears in that old dress. Don’t just throw them away! Try your hand at some old-fashioned recycling as we turn these rags into rugs.  *Ideal for Home Educators.  Program free with HP admission.

5/4/2014 - 5/4/2014
2pm-
 Meet the Oxen
HOMEPLACE

Oxen were an important part of farm life in the 1800s. Did you know that oxen are cattle trained to work? Meet our working cattle Ozzie and Otis. They are five-year-old Aryshires.  Program free with HP admission.

5/10/2014 - 5/10/2014
10am-4pm
 Beginning Mountain Dulcimer Workshop
HOMEPLACE

Instructors - Dulcimer performers and makers, Susan and Kelly Amsden

Got a Mountain Dulcimer, but don’t know how to play? Want a dulcimer, but want to know more about them before you buy one? Then this is the workshop for you! Long-time dulcimer teachers, Susan and Kelly Amsden, will teach the basics of dulcimer playing during this day-long workshop. You will be playing songs on a dulcimer at the end of the day! Bring your lunch.  $25. Includes same-day HP admission. Registration and full deposit required. Limited to 12 participants.  For more information and to reserve your space, call 270-924- 2020.

5/10/2014 - 5/10/2014
10am-
 Meet the Pigs
HOMEPLACE

Raising hogs was essential to the survival of a family farm in the South during the 1850s. Come out and learn why this animal was so important in the past.  Program free with HP admission.

5/10/2014 - 5/10/2014
11am-
 Blacksmithing
HOMEPLACE

Ping! Ping! Watch the blacksmith at work at the forge as he uses fire and iron to make useful objects for the farm.  Wow, that’s a hot fire!  Program free with HP admission.

5/10/2014 - 5/10/2014
11am-3pm
 A Simple Cake for Mom
HOMEPLACE

In preparation for Mother’s Day, bring the kids by The Homeplace to see a simple 1, 2, 3, 4 cake demonstration. Have a sample of the cake and take the recipe home.  Program free with HP admission.

5/10/2014 - 5/10/2014
1pm-
 Planting By the Signs
HOMEPLACE

By the mid-19th century, the Old Farmer’s Almanac (1792) was printing a planting guide based on the relationship between the moon’s phases and the 12 zodiac signs. Stop by the Double Pen House as we discuss the most favorable days to plant our garden or set the chickens.  Program free with HP admission.

5/10/2014 - 5/10/2014
2pm-
 Woodworking
HOMEPLACE

In the 1800’s, native hardwood timber in the area proved to be a valuable resource.  Farmers used the timber for splitting logs for fences to chopping it into firewood for woodstove cooking. Lend a hand at the Tool Barn and see if you can help create something to use on the farm. Program free with HP admission.

5/11/2014 - 5/11/2014
2pm-
 Reading to the Children
HOMEPLACE

It’s story time at The Homeplace! Join us for interactive reading of traditional stories from times gone by.  Program free with HP admission.

5/11/2014 - 5/11/2014
11am-
 Fairy House
HOMEPLACE

The corners of the garden are the perfect place for fairies to live. Visit the "Fairy Corner" of the Homeplace vegetable garden and discover its benefits as well as its beauty.  Program free with HP admission.

5/17/2014 - 5/17/2014
11am-
 Woodworking
HOMEPLACE

In the 1800’s, native hardwood timber in the area proved to be a valuable resource.  Farmers used the timber for splitting logs for fences to chopping it into firewood for woodstove cooking. Lend a hand at the Tool Barn and see if you can help create something to use on the farm. Program free with HP admission.

5/17/2014 - 5/17/2014
2pm-
 Meet the Oxen
HOMEPLACE

Oxen were an important part of farm life in the 1800s. Did you know that oxen are cattle trained to work? Meet our working cattle Ozzie and Otis. They are five-year-old Aryshires.  Program free with HP admission.

5/17/2014 - 5/17/2014
10am-3pm
 Beginning Traditional Spinning Workshop
HOMEPLACE

Learn the ancient craft of hand spinning and make your own yarn!  Instructor - Cindy Earls, Homeplace Living History Interpreter.  During this hands-on workshop, you will begin spinning using a drop spindle, then learn to prepare wool and other fibers for spinning. Once you have mastered the spinning technique, try your hand on a treadle and walking wheel. A drop spindle, wool to practice with, and instructions are included with the workshop fee.  $40. Registration and full deposit required. Limited to 10 participants. For more information and to reserve your space, call 270-924-2020. Bring a lunch.

5/17/2014 - 5/17/2014
10am-
 Meet Smokey, The Homeplace Cat
HOMEPLACE

Cats had an extremely important job on the farm. Do you know what their job was? Come to the Double Pen House and meet Smokey the Cat and learn the importance of cats on a farm.  Program free with HP admission.

5/18/2014 - 5/18/2014
11am-
 Blacksmithing
HOMEPLACE

Ping! Ping! Watch the blacksmith at work at the forge as he uses fire and iron to make useful objects for the farm.  Wow, that’s a hot fire!  Program free with HP admission.

5/18/2014 - 5/18/2014
1pm-
 Mysteries at The Homeplace Museum
HOMEPLACE

The Homeplace Interpretive Center houses a small museum of local 19th century artifacts, our study collection. Hidden among the pieces of iron, wood, and fabric are untold stories of 1850’s life in the area. Spend the afternoon! 1, 2 , and 3 pm - each hour a different artifact will be displayed and its hidden mystery revealed. Program free with HP admission.

5/24/2014 - 5/24/2014
10am-
 Meet the Sheep
HOMEPLACE

Join us for the morning chore of letting the sheep out of their pen. Learn about the sheep on the farm and get your hands on what a sheep feels like by handling a fleece.  Program free with HP admission.

5/24/2014 - 5/24/2014
10am-2pm
 Spring Cleaning
HOMEPLACE

A winter’s worth of smoke and dirt has left the farm house in need of a good spring cleaning. Lend a hand as the ladies throw open the windows, air the beds, and beat the dust from the rugs.  Program free with HP admission.

5/24/2014 - 5/24/2014
11am-
 Woodworking
HOMEPLACE

In the 1800’s, native hardwood timber in the area proved to be a valuable resource.  Farmers used the timber for splitting logs for fences to chopping it into firewood for woodstove cooking. Lend a hand at the Tool Barn and see if you can help create something to use on the farm. Program free with HP admission.

5/24/2014 - 5/24/2014
2pm-
 Blacksmithing
HOMEPLACE

Ping! Ping! Watch the blacksmith at work at the forge as he uses fire and iron to make useful objects for the farm.  Wow, that’s a hot fire!  Program free with HP admission.

5/25/2014 - 5/25/2014
12pm-3pm
 Frolic on the Farm
HOMEPLACE

Come one, come all!  Bring the kids to our frolic on the farm. Children will enjoy a variety of games from the 1850s (and a bit of gardening).  Program free with HP admission.

5/26/2014 - 5/26/2014
2pm-
 Did They Really Have That?
HOMEPLACE

Rain gutters, window glass, oil lamps…Did they really have that? See if you can tell what was really available to farm families in this area in 1850.  Program free with HP admission.

5/31/2014 - 5/31/2014
1pm-4pm
 Children's Day on The Farm
HOMEPLACE

1850 farm children worked alongside their parents to help raise crops and livestock. Extra crops, animals, and animal products were sold or traded at the local general store. Other farm-made items and chores were traded with neighbors; for example, a widow might trade a pair of hand knitted socks for a rick of firewood.  Just like in 1850, children will learn to do 1850s farm chores and earn credits for their hard work. Later, children can shop or trade credits at Children’s Day General Store for 1850-type goodies. *Ideal for Home Educators.  $5 adults/$4 children. Includes HP admission.

6/1/2014 - 6/1/2014
1pm-3pm
 Making Charcoal at Home
HOMEPLACE

Charcoal was important to the area around The Homeplace.  It was a main ingredient in firing iron ore in the furnaces.  We will build a small historical charcoal pit, then step out of 1850 to make charcoal a modern way that you can recreate at home.  Program free with HP admission

6/1/2014 - 8/31/2014
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 Feedin' Time on the Farm
HOMEPLACE

Feedin’ Time on the Farm – Daily at 3:30pm,we begin tending and feeding our historic breeds of livestock. Join us as we take care of our animal family at The Homeplace.  Programs free with HP admission.

6/3/2014 - 6/3/2014
1pm-2pm
 Looks Who's in the Barnyard
HOMEPLACE

What do the animals at The Homeplace have in common with the Panda Bear?  They are all endangered animals. Drop by the barnyard to learn how these animals became endangered.  You might even decide to help protect and preserve these amazing Heritage breeds.  Program free with HP admission.

6/4/2014 - 6/4/2014
12pm-1pm
 Taste of The Homeplace
HOMEPLACE

In the garden the vegetables are "coming in".  That means there is always something fresh to be eaten or that needs to be preserved, "put by".  Drop in on the ladies in the kitchen to see what they are working with today.  If you are lucky they might even give you a little taste and get your opinion.  Program free with HP admission.

6/7/2014 - 6/7/2014
10am-3pm
 How Does Your Garden Grow*
HOMEPLACE

The garden gates are open for visitors to come in and explore.  A garden is a fundamental element here on the farm.  Learn mid-19th century gardening techniques and discover the heirloom varieties of vegetables we’ve planted this year.  Our garden requires a lot of tending, so don’t be surprised if you’re asked to get your hands a bit dirty.  *Ideal for Home Educators. Program free with HP admission. 10am-12pm and 1-3pm

6/8/2014 - 6/8/2014
1pm-3pm
 Make Your Own Corn Shuck Doll*
HOMEPLACE

Get your hands wet and make your own corn shuck doll to take home. *Ideal for Home Educators.  Program free with HP admission.

6/10/2014 - 6/10/2014
1pm-
 Look Who's in the Barnyard
HOMEPLACE

What do the animals at The Homeplace have in common with the Panda Bear?  They are all endangered animals. Drop by the barnyard to learn how these animals became endangered.  You might even decide to help protect and preserve these amazing Heritage breeds.  Program free with HP admission

6/11/2014 - 6/11/2014
12pm-1pm
 Taste at The Homeplace
HOMEPLACE

In the garden the vegetables are “coming in”.  That means there is always something fresh to be eaten or that needs to be preserved, ”put by”.  Drop in on the ladies in the kitchen to see what they are working with today.  If you are lucky they might even give you a little taste and get your opinion.  Program free with HP admission

6/14/2014 - 6/15/2014
10am-5:30pm
 16th Annual Pickin' Party Old-Time Music Festival
HOMEPLACE

Celebrating Land Between The Lakes’ 50th anniversary.  Preserving local music heritage has long been a part of Land Between The Lakes, from Devils Elbow’s Fiddler’s Competition and Four Rivers Folk Festival to the Pickin’ Party.

Adults $7/Children $5 per day. Includes same day HP admission. For more information, call 931-232-6457.   Check out the Pickin' Party Schedule and also see the musicians websites!

Born of the heartland, raised in the river valleys, old-time country music this weekend will once again echo in the hills and hollows of Land Between The Lakes. For two days, experience the best of old-time music through workshops, jamming sessions and energized performances of folk, string band, old-time fiddle, banjo, and bluegrass music. Bring your banjo, guitar, fiddle, or harmonica and join in on the fun during daily open mic sessions.

Throughout the day, stroll through the historic buildings, fields and gardens, and talk with the 1850s farm family as they go about their daily chores. 1850s children’s activities are provided throughout the weekend. Bring lawn chairs or ground blankets, coolers, and snacks.

Sit back under the shade trees and enjoy the best old-time music around. The 16th annual Pickin Party brings back our favorite musicians and welcomes new ones to our family. Returning this year is Flat Foot Dancer, Thomas Maupin accompanied by his grandson, Daniel Rothwell and Overall Creek; folk singer, fret-less banjo picker, and blues guitar performer, Mark Dvorak, our favorite Homeplace, Old Time String Band, The Dixie Volunteers, and Common Thread, talented women who come together once a year to perform traditional favorites.

We are pleased to have local performer, songwriter, and folklorist, Nathan Blake Lynn and fabulous fiddler, Josh Coffey to MC the Pickin Party again this year. This talented pair is part of a trio, Wheelhouse Rousters that perform traditional river songs collected by Paducah native Mary Wheeler in the early 1900s.

6/17/2014 - 6/17/2014
1pm-2pm
 Look Who's in the Barnyard
HOMEPLACE

What do the animals at The Homeplace have in common with a Panda Bear?  They are all endangered animals. Drop by the barnyard to learn how these animals became endangered.  You might even decide to help protect and preserve these amazing Heritage breeds.  Program free with HP admission.

6/18/2014 - 6/18/2014
12pm-1pm
 Taste at The Homeplace
HOMEPLACE

In the garden the vegetables are “coming in”.  That means there is always something fresh to be eaten or that needs to be preserved, “put by”.  Drop in on the ladies in the kitchen to see what they are working with today.  If you are lucky they might even give you a little taste and get your opinion.  Program free with HP admission.

6/21/2014 - 6/21/2014
1pm-3pm
 Let's play Town Ball*
HOMEPLACE

Baseball is called America’s pastime, but what was before baseball?  Historical interpreter Kristopher Adam will lead a game of “town ball”, the stepping stone towards modern baseball.  Bring your coolers and join in “the old ball game”.  *Ideal for Home Educators.  Program free with HP admission.

6/22/2014 - 6/22/2014
2pm-3pm
 Traditional Forge Welding
HOMEPLACE

Historically “forge” or “hammer” welding was one of the hardest skills for a blacksmith to learn.  This skill was necessary to make chain links, rings, tools, and other hardware that was made in the shop.  Bring your broken link by the blacksmith shop to see how it’s done.   Program free with HP admission.

6/24/2014 - 6/24/2014
1pm-
 Look Who's in the Barnyard
HOMEPLACE

What do the animals at The Homeplace have in common with a Panda Bear?  They are all endangered animals. Drop by the barnyard to learn how these animals became endangered.  You might even decide to help protect and preserve these amazing Heritage breeds.  Program free with HP admission

6/25/2014 - 6/25/2014
12pm-1pm
 Taste at the Homeplace
HOMEPLACE

In the garden the vegetables are “coming in”.  That means there is always something fresh to be eaten or that needs to be preserved, “put by”.  Drop in on the ladies in the kitchen to see what they are working with today.  If you are lucky they might even give you a little taste and get your opinion.  Program free with HP admission.

6/28/2014 - 6/28/2014
1pm-3pm
 Name That Plant*
HOMEPLACE

Classification of plants has been extremely important since the beginning of doctors, farmers, herbalist, and cooks.  At the Double Pen House catch a glimpse of taxonomy, the practice and science of classification, and how it was used in 1850.  *Ideal for Home Educators  Program free with HP admission.

6/29/2014 - 6/29/2014
1pm-3pm
 Textile Work for Children*
HOMEPLACE

Are you an expert seamstress or just starting to learn to sew?  Either way, we’ve got crafts for you to work on at the Homeplace.  This will be a great opportunity for children to try their hand at sewing, knitting, and/or crocheting.  *Ideal for Home Educators.  Program free with HP admission.

7/1/2014 - 7/1/2014
1pm-2pm
 Look Who's in the Barnyard
HOMEPLACE

What do the animals at The Homeplace have in common with a Panda Bear?  They are all endangered animals. Drop by the barnyard to learn how these animals became endangered.  You might even decide to help protect and preserve these amazing Heritage breeds.  Program free with HP admission.

7/2/2014 - 7/2/2014
1pm-3pm
 Taste of The Homeplace
HOMEPLACE

The vegetables in the garden are “coming in”.  That means there is always something fresh to be eaten or that needs to be preserved, “put by”.  Drop in on the ladies in the kitchen to see what they are working with today.  If you are lucky they might even give you a little taste and get your opinion.  Program free with HP admission.

7/4/2014 - 7/4/2014
2pm-
 Amazing Animal Picnic
NATURE STATION

After your July 4th picnics, come help us prepare the perfect picnic for the “stars” of Nature Station! Learn about our animals’ favorite foods, how we prepare them, and watch as they gobble down this festive feast!  Program free with NS admission.

7/4/2014 - 7/4/2014
1pm-4pm
 Independence Day Celebration
HOMEPLACE

Enjoy an afternoon of holiday fun and entertainment at The Homeplace as we celebrate one of the biggest holidays in the1850’s, Independence Day. Festivities kick off with a visit from the popular Kentucky statesman Henry Clay as he regales us with stories of his life: his adventures as a Kentucky senator, Speaker of the House, Secretary of State and his unsuccessful run for the presidency. Then let the games begin! Join in on the fun! Play old-time games; enjoy a cool slice of watermelon, cool under the shade of the maple trees while enjoying music and a few tall tales.  *Ideal for Home Educators.  Program free with paid admission.

Henry Clay is portrayed by George McGee and the program is funded in part by the Kentucky Humanities council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.   

7/5/2014 - 7/5/2014
1pm-3pm
 Traditional Chair Making*
HOMEPLACE

Invited Artist: Newberry & Son’s Chairs, Master Chair Makers www.newberryandsonschairs.com At least 5 generations of Newberry’s have been making chairs in Macon County, TN since the early 1800s. In 2009, the Newberry family received the Governor’s Arts Award, Tennessee’s highest honor in the arts. Visit Louie (4thgeneration) and sons Mark & Terry (5th generation) continue the traditional craft of making quality handmade chairs that will last for generations to come.  *Ideal for Home Educators.  Program free with HP admission.     

7/6/2014 - 7/6/2014
1pm-3pm
 Red, White, and Blue Dying*
HOMEPLACE

“O beautiful for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain, for purple mountain majesties above the fruited plain!”  Celebrate your patriotism for our beautiful nation today at The Homeplace with color.  Make and take a handkerchief tie-dyed with natural red, white, and blue dyes that were available in the 1850s.  *Ideal for Home Educators.  Program free with HP admission.

7/8/2014 - 7/8/2014
1pm-2pm
 Look Who's in the Barnyard
HOMEPLACE

What do the animals at The Homeplace have in common with a Panda Bear?  They are all endangered animals. Drop by the barnyard to learn how these animals became endangered.  You might even decide to help protect and preserve these amazing Heritage breeds.  Program free with HP admission.

7/9/2014 - 7/9/2014
1pm-3pm
 Taste of the Homeplace
HOMEPLACE

In the garden the vegetables are "coming in." That means there is always something fresh to be eaten or that needs to be preserved, "put by".  Drop in on the ladies in the kitchen to see what they are working with today.  If you are lucky they might even give you a little taste and get your opinion.  Program free with HP admission.

7/12/2014 - 7/12/2014
1pm-4pm
 Nature Series for Adults: Fort Henry Revisited
HOMEPLACE

Invited historian: Susan ‘Ski’ Witzofsky  In 1861 on the shores of the Tennessee River, once called Kirkmans Landing, a Confederate fort was built to defend the Southern heartland.  Through period images and maps, you are there as Federal forces from land and river surround Fort Henry.  During the theater program, begin to understand the early years of the Civil War and the actions that led to the attack on Fort Henry, the heroic battle, its impact on the Civil War, and its legacy.  The program continues at the Fort Henry site, gather for a guided walk along roads and trails and relive the battle.  Program free with HP admission

7/12/2014 - 7/12/2014
1pm-3pm
 Period Pastimes*
HOMEPLACE

Children in the past didn’t have a lot of time to play and have fun.  When they did, their imagination could take them anywhere.  Skip over to the Double Pen House and join us in some homemade fun.  *Ideal for Home Educators.  Program free with HP admission

7/13/2014 - 7/13/2014
1pm-3pm
 History Mystery*
HOMEPLACE

Put your thinking cap on and head out to The Homeplace to test your knowledge of 19th century implements and tools.  What is that thing and what on earth is it used for.  See if you can figure it out, before the staff tells you!  *Ideal for Home Educators.  Program free with HP admission.

7/15/2014 - 7/15/2014
1pm-2pm
 Look Who's in the Barnyard
HOMEPLACE

What do the animals at The Homeplace have in common with a Panda Bear?  They are all endangered animals. Drop by the barnyard to learn how these animals became endangered.  You might even decide to help protect and preserve these amazing Heritage breeds.  Program free with HP admission.

7/16/2014 - 7/16/2014
12pm-1pm
 Taste of the Homeplace
HOMEPLACE

In the garden the vegetables are "coming in".  That means there is always something fresh to be eaten or that needs to be preserved, "put by".  Drop in on the ladies in the kitchen to see what they are working with today.  If you are lucky they might even give you a little taste and get your opinion.  Program free with HP admission.

7/19/2014 - 7/19/2014
10am-12pm
 Fence Building Part 1: Making Split Rails
HOMEPLACE

One of the first steps in building a fence is to split logs in rails. Get ready to swing a maul and move the wedge as The Homeplace staff teaches you how to split a rail.  By helping make fence rails you can have something in common with our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, who was known as the “The Rail-Splitter”.  Program free with HP admission.

7/20/2014 - 7/20/2014
1pm-3pm
 Donít Let the Bed Bugs Bite!
HOMEPLACE

Insects caused everything from rashes to epidemics, making living in the 1850's very uncomfortable.  A desperate house wife tried many different home remedies to free her home of these unwanted guests.  She again turned to home remedies if these tiny animals cause illness in her family.  Join in the "fun" as we create concoctions to both prevent and cure insect borne summer maladies.  Program free with HP admission.

7/22/2014 - 7/22/2014
1pm-2pm
 Look Who's in the Barnyard
HOMEPLACE

What do the animals at The Homeplace have in common with a Panda Bear?  They are all endangered animals. Drop by the barnyard to learn how these animals became endangered.  You might even decide to help protect and preserve these amazing Heritage breeds.  Program free with HP admission.

7/23/2014 - 7/23/2014
12pm-1pm
 Taste of the Homeplace
HOMEPLACE

In the garden the vegetables are "coming in".  That means there is always something fresh to be eaten or that needs to be preserved, "put by".  Drop in on the ladies in the kitchen to see what they are working with today.  If you are lucky they might even give you a little taste and get your opinion. Program free with HP admission.

7/26/2014 - 7/26/2014
9am-12pm
 Walk to Town
HOMEPLACE

Meet historical interpreter, Kristopher Adam, at The Homeplace where he will lead a mile walk to the Great Western Iron furnace.  Along the way he will discuss the active town of Bass, TN.  At the furnace he will inform you about the impact the iron industry had in the area of “land between the rivers” as you enjoy slices of spring cooled watermelon. Walk limited to the first 25 visitors.  Program free with HP admission

7/26/2014 - 7/26/2014
1pm-3pm
 Scavenger Hunt (Iron on the Farm)*
HOMEPLACE

The iron industry was a very important industry to the people in the area known as “land between the rivers”.  Drop by the Double Pen House today, pick up your scavenger hunt list and see how many iron items you find as you explore the farm.  *Ideal for Home Educators.  Program free with HP admission.

7/27/2014 - 7/27/2014
1pm-3pm
 Homeplace Ice Cream Social*
HOMEPLACE

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!  There’s nothing better on a hot summer’s day than ice cream, but wait it is 1850 so we’ll have to make it first.  The ladies at the Double Pen House have the ice cream pail ready and we need your help to turn the pail.  *Ideal for Home Educators.  Program free with HP admission.

7/29/2014 - 7/29/2014
1pm-2pm
 Look Who's in the Barnyard
HOMEPLACE

What do the animals at The Homeplace have in common with a Panda Bear?  They are all endangered animals. Drop by the barnyard to learn how these animals became endangered.  You might even decide to help protect and preserve these amazing Heritage breeds.  Program free with HP admission.

7/30/2014 - 7/30/2014
12pm-1pm
 Taste of The Homeplace
HOMEPLACE

In the garden the vegetables are "coming in".  That means there is always something fresh to be eaten or that needs to be preserved, "put by".  Drop in on the ladies in the kitchen to see what they are working with today.  If you are lucky they might even give you a little taste and get your opinion.  Program free with HP admission.

8/2/2014 - 8/2/2014
1pm-3pm
 Fence Building Part 2: Constructing the Fence
HOMEPLACE

Have you ever wanted to build a split rail fence?  Now that the rails have been split help The Homeplace staff construct a new split rail fence.  Program free with HP admission.

8/3/2014 - 8/3/2014
1pm-3pm
 Scavenger Hunt at the Homeplace*
HOMEPLACE

Many of the treasures people find in antique stores were used daily during the 1850’s.  See how many of these ”treasures” you can find on our scavenger hunt.  You can pick up your scavenger hunt list at the Double Pen House.  Have fun!  *Ideal for Home Educators.  Program free with HP admission.

8/5/2014 - 8/5/2014
1pm-2pm
 Look Who's in the Barnyard*
HOMEPLACE

What do the animals at The Homeplace have in common with a Panda Bear?  They are all endangered animals. Drop by the barnyard to learn how these animals became endangered.  You might even decide to help protect and preserve these amazing Heritage breeds.  Program free with HP admission.

8/6/2014 - 8/6/2014
12pm-1pm
 Taste of the Homeplace
HOMEPLACE

In the garden the vegetables are “coming in”.  That means there is always something fresh to be eaten or that needs to be preserved, ”put by”.  Drop in on the ladies in the kitchen to see what they are working with today.  If you are lucky they might even give you a little taste and get your opinion.  Program free with HP admission.

8/9/2014 - 8/9/2014
1pm-3pm
 Oxen Workshop
HOMEPLACE

Learning to drive and work a team of oxen was a necessary skill for farmers in the 1850’s.  A teamster and their team had to develop a bond of trust in order to work as a team.  Sign up to get a chance to spend the afternoon with our head teamster and Ozzy and Otis, our Ayrshire oxen, to experience what it took to become an ox driver.  Limited to 1 person – ages 12 and up; under the age 18 must have legal guardian present.  Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your spot.  Cost $50

8/10/2014 - 8/10/2014
1pm-3pm
 Barn Loom Weaving*
HOMEPLACE

Weaving useful textiles was one of many women’s work on an 1850 farm. Middle class farms strived to be as self-sufficient as possible; sheep, flax, and cotton were raised, processed, and spun in to yarn and thread. Like the 1850 farm children, lend a hand beating the threads into place or help wind the weft on a shuttle. *Ideal for Home Educator.Program free with paid admission.

8/12/2014 - 8/12/2014
1pm-2pm
 Look Who's in the Barnyard
HOMEPLACE

What do the animals at The Homeplace have in common with a Panda Bear?  They are all endangered animals. Drop by the barnyard to learn how these animals became endangered.  You might even decide to help protect and preserve these amazing Heritage breeds.  Program free with HP admission.

8/13/2014 - 8/13/2014
12pm-1pm
 Taste of the Homeplace
HOMEPLACE

In the garden the vegetables are “coming in”.  That means there is always something fresh to be eaten or that needs to be preserved, “put by”.  Drop in on the ladies in the kitchen to see what they are working with today.  If you are lucky they might even give you a little taste and get your opinion.  Program free with HP admission.

8/16/2014 - 8/16/2014
1pm-3pm
 Feet on the Farm*
HOMEPLACE

Hooves, flippers, claws and paws.  Have you ever looked at all the feet on the farm?  Each animal has feet made just for them to help do the jobs they need to do.  Follow your feet to the farm today and step into some of their shoes.  Try walking across the yard with duck flippers or climbing a hill with hooves.  Discover how different feet can be!  *Ideal for Home Educators.  Program free with HP admission

8/17/2014 - 8/17/2014
2pm-3pm
 The Woodwright's Apprentice
HOMEPLACE

There are many facets to traditional woodworking, but the basics are always learned first.  See how old time woodworkers could start with a log, split it open, and create something useful, plain, or beautiful with a few basic hand tools.  Don’t miss out on this chance to watch, learn, and try out these historical tools.   Program free with HP admission

8/23/2014 - 8/23/2014
1pm-3pm
 My Family Tree*
HOMEPLACE

Families in 1850 recorded family ancestry.  Today, at The Homeplace we will look at how people in 1850 kept records of their family tree and how you can too.  *Ideal for Home Educators.  Program free with HP admission

8/23/2014 - 8/23/2014
1:30pm-3pm
 Skirmish at Pine Bluff
HOMEPLACE

Invited historian: Susan 'Ski' Witzofsky    The Civil War was not just big battles; it was also many small skirmishers. One little known skirmish happened on a hot August day in 1864. During this theater program, learn about this tragic incident that happened “near Great Western Furnace” and discover what happened to the 83rd Illinois Company attacked by a greatly outnumbered guerrilla force 150 years ago.  Program free with paid admission.

8/24/2014 - 8/24/2014
1pm-3pm
 Spinning Straw into Gold*
HOMEPLACE

Flax has been a very important field crop for thousands of years.  It has helped to provide food, oil, cordage, and clothing for people around the world.  Today you can feel the softness of the golden flax after it has been brushed through the hackles. Then watch the steady spinning of the wheel that transforms this plant into fine linen and rough tow.  *Ideal for Home Educators.  Program free with HP admission

8/26/2014 - 8/26/2014
1pm-2pm
 Look Who's in the Barnyard
HOMEPLACE

What do the animals at The Homeplace have in common with a Panda Bear?  They are all endangered animals. Drop by the barnyard to learn how these animals became endangered.  You might even decide to help protect and preserve these amazing Heritage breeds.  Program free with HP admission.

8/27/2014 - 8/27/2014
12pm-1pm
 Taste of the Homeplace
HOMEPLACE

In the garden the vegetables are “coming in”.  That means there is always something fresh to be eaten or that needs to be preserved, “put by”.  Drop in on the ladies in the kitchen to see what they are working with today.  If you are lucky they might even give you a little taste and get your opinion.  Program free with HP admission.

8/30/2014 - 8/30/2014
10am-4pm
 The Homeplace Trades Fair
HOMEPLACE

This Labor Day weekend, we are celebrating the hard labor and hand work skills of our ancestors during The Homeplace Trades Fair. At a time when few things were manufactured, people had to rely on their skills or their neighbors to produce everything from knitted socks to horseshoes. Visit this weekend with local historical trades and craft people, as they share their skills and knowledge of these lost folk art. Hand crafted items will be available for purchase. *Ideal for Home Educators.  $3 children/$5 adults. For more information, call 931-232-6457.  

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