Topic: The Homeplace
Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN – The Homeplace 1850s Farm at Land Between the Lakes hosts a week of programs dedicated to working with wool Saturday, April 8th through Saturday, April 15th. Visitors are invited to get some hands-on experience and lend a hand preparing the new fleeces for spinning into yarn.
“The sheep are ready to shed their wool from the past year and that means new fleeces to wash, tease, card, spin, and dye,” said Cindy Earls, Homeplace Lead Interpreter. “We will show each step it takes to process our sheep’s raw wool into yarn, which we knit or weave into clothing during our Ewe to Yarn Challenge.”
Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN – The Wizardry World of Harry Potter visits Woodlands Nature Station during Spring Break, March 22nd through April 7th, at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. Programs for all ages will be offered daily and included with general admission: ages 13 and up $5.00; ages 5-12 $3.00; ages 4 and under free.
“What could be more fun than combining learning about nature with Harry Potter,” said Aviva Yasgur, Naturalist at the Nature Station. “These programs offer fun for the whole family, while providing valuable learning experiences, too.”
Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN – The Homeplace 1850s Working Farm and Living History Museum in Land Between the Lakes remembers the 155th Anniversary of the Battle at Fort Henry with a program and walk on Saturday, February 4th.
Registration and full deposit for the day is required: $5.00/adults and $3.00/children. Call 270.924.2020 to make your reservation.
Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Educational Field Trip Grants offer public schools an opportunity to visit Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area for the 2017-2018 school year. Educators must apply by Friday, April 28th, 2017.
Field Trip Grants assist schools in covering: costs for facility admission fees at Woodlands Nature Station, Homeplace 1850s Working Farm, and Golden Pond Planetarium; program costs; and dorm rental at Brandon Spring Group Center during the 2017-2018 school year.
Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Visitor facilities at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area began late fall and winter operation schedules in November.
Homeplace 1850s Working Farm and Woodlands Nature Station will offer various guided programs, including the popular Bald Eagle Van and River Cruise Tours. Starting November 25th, Planetarium visitors will experience vivid laser lights set to holiday music and other holiday shows digitally projected on a 40-foot dome. Groups of 10 or more can make reservations any time by calling 270.924.2020.
Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area has opened the camping reservation system to accept early reservations for August 14th-August 23rd, 2017. A total solar eclipse will occur in the region on Monday, August 21st, 2017.
“We want to support our local communities and visitors who want to be here to experience this unusual astronomical event,” says Jeff Laird, Customer Service Manager at Land Between the Lakes.
Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN – The Homeplace 1850s Working Farm and Living History Museum celebrates its 38th Anniversary, Saturday-Monday, October 8th, 9th, and 10th.
Throughout the weekend, visitors can enjoy programs demonstrating 1850 farm life, including 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.
Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN – The Homeplace 1850s Working Farm will host a Trades Fair on Saturday and Sunday, September 3rd and 4th, from 10:00am to 4:00pm in Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.
Traditional trades and crafts people will share knowledge of vanishing folk art skills. Admission is $5.00 ages 13 and older, $3.00 ages 5-12, and free for ages 4 and under.
As many know, Land Between the Lakes has experienced widespread wind and water damage.
It has been confirmed that the same storm that traveled through Marshall County on Wednesday, July 6th also crossed Land Between the Lakes.
It contained a tornado which touched down near Cravens Bay Campground, traveling along the ground for approximately a quarter mile before it went across Lake Barkley into Trigg County. The high winds impacted trees, open lands and other resources along its path.
Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Power is out across Land Between the Lakes due to strong storms that moved through the area last night. Additional storms are predicted to take nearly the same path again today.
Those camping in Backcountry Areas are encouraged to leave before this next round of storms occur. Additional roads could become blocked or damaged causing emergency response time to be increased.
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