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National Recreation Area
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Golden Pond, KY 42211

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Calendar of Events
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Upcoming Events

DateEvent Title

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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.

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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