Topic: Cindy Earls
Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN – The Homeplace 1850s Working Farm and Living History Museum will gather traditional trades and crafts people to share knowledge of vanishing folk art skills at the annual 1850s Homeplace Trades Fair on Labor Day weekend at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area.
The trades fair will be held Saturday and Sunday, September 5th and 6th, from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Admission is $5.00 ages 13 and older, $3.00 ages 5-12, and free for ages 4 and under.
Office of Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN – The Homeplace 1850’s Farm at Land Between The Lakes hosts the Pickin’ Party Old-time Music Festival on Saturday and Sunday, June 13th and 14th. Visitors are encouraged to bring their instruments for jamming sessions throughout both days.
Festival and farm admission is $7.00 ages 13 and up, $5.00 ages 5-12, and free for ages 4 and under.
Office of Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Children’s Day on the Farm is Saturday, May 30th, at The Homeplace 1850’s Farm in Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. From 1:00pm-4:00pm, children can step back-in-time and do farm chores typical for children in the 1850s.
Homeplace admission is $5.00 ages 13 and up, $3.00 ages 5-12, and free for ages 4 and under.
Golden Pond, KY – The Homeplace 1850’s Farm at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area hosts a day dedicated to working with wool on Saturday, April 11th, from 10:00am-4:00pm. Invited artist, Gary Larson, will give the Homeplace sheep their first “haircut” of the year, 1850’s style.
“The sheep are ready to shed their wool from the past year and that means new fleeces to wash, tease, card, spin, and dye, “ says Cindy Earls, Lead Interpreter at the Homeplace. “We will show each step it takes to process our sheep’s raw wool into yarn, which we can knit or weave into clothing. Visitors get hands-on helping with every task.”
Golden Pond, KY – Bring the family and experience a simpler 1850’s Christmas. For over 10 years children have enjoyed visiting with Santa Claus at The Homeplace 1850’s working farm. Christmas in 1850 will be held on Saturday, November 29th, from 1:00pm-4:00pm.
Visitors to the 1850’s farm can make Christmas decorations, collect holiday recipes, and sing along to old-time Christmas tunes provided by The Dixie Volunteers.
Golden Pond, KY – Early Scots-Irish settlers’ traditions come to life when Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area presents Snap Apple Night at The Homeplace, Saturday, October 18th, 6:30pm-9:00pm. Doors open at 6:00pm.
During Snap Apple Night, The Homeplace takes on a magical and mysterious atmosphere. The evening begins around a blazing bonfire where storytellers entertain with eerie tales. Visitors can join an old-time Snap Apple play party and participate in fortune telling games from the 1850’s—be prepared for the unexpected!
Golden Pond, KY – Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area hosts the Pickin’ Party Old-time Music Festival at The Homeplace on Saturday and Sunday, June 14th and 15th.
People are encouraged to bring their instruments for jamming sessions throughout both days. Admission is $7.00 ages 13 and up, $5.00 ages 5-12, and free for ages 4 and under and includes entrance to The Homeplace farm.
Golden Pond, KY – Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area invites the public to attend the 8th Annual Quilt Show, April 26th-27th from 10:00am-4:00pm on Saturday, and 10:00am-3:00pm on Sunday at The Homeplace.
Program is included with the purchase of general admission to The Homeplace; $5.00 ages 13 & up, $3.00 ages 5-12, and free ages 4 & under.
Golden Pond, KY – Celebrate an 1850’s wedding at The Homeplace on Saturday, March 29th. The wedding ceremony and celebration will take place from 1:00pm-3:00pm and is included with Homeplace admission. Beginning at 10:00am, you can see the wedding dress, hope chest, and wedding gifts.
At 11:00am, learn the history of the Single Pen House. The Homeplace serves as a living history farm located in the Tennessee portion of Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area. Visitors can participate in the wedding just like friends of the couple getting married.
Golden Pond, KY – Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area will present “Civil War Comes to The Homeplace,” Saturday, December 14th, from 10:00am-3:00pm. Local historian, Susan “Ski” Witzofsky, will present War Between The Rivers at 1:00pm in The Homeplace Theater.
Come visit The Homeplace as the farm goes forward in time to the Civil War era.
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