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Civil War Comes to The Homeplace 1850s Farm at Land Between The Lakes

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN   Civil War Comes to The Homeplace on Saturday, December 12th, from 10:00am-3:00pm at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. Visitors can stroll around the farm and see it as it would have appeared during the war years.

Local historian, Susan “Ski” Witzofsky, will present War Between The Rivers at 1:00pm in the Homeplace Theater.

Bayonets were attached at the muzzle end of a shoulder arm and used in hand-to-hand combat during the Civil War. (Keurin Gaffney)

Bayonets were attached at the muzzle end of a shoulder arm and used in hand-to-hand combat during the Civil War. (Keurin Gaffney)

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Land Between the Lake’s The Homeplace to hold a Traditional 1850 Christmas

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – The Homeplace 1850s Farm invites members of the public to experience Christmas in 1850 on Saturday, November 28th, from 1:00pm-4:00pm at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area.

Adults and children alike can whisper their Christmas wishes to Santa Claus and participate in traditional Christmas activities. Homeplace admission includes Christmas in 1850 programs:  $5.00 ages 13 and up, $3.00 ages 5-12, and free ages 4 and under. All ages are welcome at this family event.

Children sit on Santa's lap to tell him what they would like for Christmas. Join us each year in November at The Homeplace in Land Between The Lakes for an 1850's Christmas. (Keurin Gaffney)

Children sit on Santa’s lap to tell him what they would like for Christmas. Join us each year in November at The Homeplace in Land Between The Lakes for an 1850’s Christmas. (Keurin Gaffney)

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Land Between the Lakes to hold annual Snap Apple Night at The Homeplace October 17th

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Betweeen the Lakes, KY/TN – The Homeplace 1850s Working Farm will make early Scots-Irish traditions come to life during Snap Apple Night Saturday, October 17th, 6:00pm-8:30pm at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. Doors open at 5:30pm.

The Homeplace takes on a magical and mysterious atmosphere during Snap Apple Night. Relax around a blazing bonfire where master storytellers, Robert Valentine and Jamie Futrell, entertain with eerie tales.

Jack-o-lanterns at LBL's The Homeplace. (Kasey Johnson)

Jack-o-lanterns at LBL’s The Homeplace. (Kasey Johnson)

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Land Between the Lakes celebrates the 37th Anniversary of The Homeplace

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – The Homeplace 1850s Working Farm and Living History Museum celebrates its 37th Anniversary, Saturday-Monday, October 10th, 11th, and 12th, 2015.

The Homeplace will host Stewart County Arts and Heritage Council’s “Tennessee Wilderness River Region Quilt Festival,” a quilting bee, woodstove cooking, and more. General admission to the Homeplace is $5.00 ages 13 and up, $3.00 ages 5-12, and free for ages 4 and under.

The Homeplace at Land Between the Lakes. (Kelly Best Bennett)

The Homeplace at Land Between the Lakes. (Kelly Best Bennett)

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Annual Homeplace Trades Fair to be held Labor Day Weekend at Land Between the Lakes

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand 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.

The Homeplace at Land Between the Lakes. (Kelly Best Bennett)

The Homeplace at Land Between the Lakes. (Kelly Best Bennett)

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17th Annual Pickin’ Party Old-Time Music Festival to be held at LBL’s The Homeplace

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLOffice 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.

The Homeplace Pickin' Party offers fun for everyone. Visitors enjoy the scenery on the farm, as well as some old-time music under the shade trees. Photo by Kelly Best Bennett. (Land Between the Lakes)

The Homeplace Pickin’ Party offers fun for everyone. Visitors enjoy the scenery on the farm, as well as some old-time music under the shade trees. Photo by Kelly Best Bennett. (Land Between the Lakes)

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Land Between the Lakes to hold Children’s Day on the Farm at The Homeplace

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLOffice of Land Between the Lakes, KY/TNChildren’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.

Children's Day at Land Between the Lakes' The Homeplace -- activities included laundry chores, gardening, and a general store. (LBL Homeplace Staff)

Children’s Day at Land Between the Lakes’ The Homeplace — activities included laundry chores, gardening, and a general store. (LBL Homeplace Staff)

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LBL to hold Working with Wool programs at The Homeplace

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden 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.”

The Homeplace--a step back in time to the 1850's. (Kelly Best Bennett)

The Homeplace–a step back in time to the 1850’s. (Kelly Best Bennett)

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Land Between the Lakes’s The Homeplace to hold a 1850’s Christmas

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden 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.

The Homeplace 1850's Christmas program. (Land Between the Lakes)

The Homeplace 1850’s Christmas program. (Land Between the Lakes)

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Celebrate Snap Apple Night at LBL’s The Homeplace

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden 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!

Snap Apple Night at The Homeplace. (Staff photo)

Snap Apple Night at The Homeplace. (Staff photo)

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