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National Park Foundation gives Land Between The Lakes a Field Trip Grant

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Land Between The Lakes is one of 186 federal sites selected to receive a 2016 field trip grant from the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks.

The grant will help offset transportation costs for students staying at Brandon Spring Group Center, an overnight group facility that focuses on environmental education.

Elk & Bison Prairie at LBL.

Elk & Bison Prairie at LBL.

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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 honor Veterans November 7th-11th

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area joins all federal agencies in honoring veterans this Veteran’s Day weekend, Saturday-Wednesday, November 7th-11th, 2015, with free admission.

“This is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to active duty military, veterans, and their family who visit Land Between The Lakes,” says Jeff Laird, Customer Service Manager. “We appreciate the service and sacrifices made by all members of our military across the country.”

Land Between the Lakes - The Homeplace. (LBL Staff photo)

Land Between the Lakes – The Homeplace. (LBL Staff photo)

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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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Land Between The Lakes Participates in Every Kid in a Park

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between The Lakes, KY/TN – Beginning this September, Every Kid in a Park passes will be honored at Woodlands Nature Station and Homeplace 1850s Working Farm. Kids in the 4th grade can go to www.everykidinapark.gov, complete an educational activity, and get their pass.

Passes are good for the 4th grade student and up to three adults, plus family members age 15 and under for free entry to these facilities. Passes are valid until August 31st, 2016. Original pass must be presented.

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Land Between The Lakes to hold Teacher Appreciation Weekend

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Teachers will receive free general admission to the Homeplace 1850s Working Farm and Living History Museum, Golden Pond Planetarium, and Woodlands Nature Station on Saturday, September 19th and Sunday, September 20th at Land Between The Lakes.

Current and retired teachers, home educators, and their immediate families qualify for free entry. A letter printed on school letterhead, a school faculty ID card, or home educator identification should be presented at each site.

An interpreter seen here making an old-fashioned rug on the porch at LBL's The Homeplace. (Land Between the Lakes)

An interpreter seen here making an old-fashioned rug on the porch at LBL’s The Homeplace. (Land Between the Lakes)

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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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LBL’s The Homeplace to hold Traditional Independence Day Celebration July 4th

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLOffice of Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN – People wanting a more traditional celebration on the Fourth of July, will find one full of historical fun at the Homeplace 1850’s Working Farm and Living History Museum in Land Between The Lakes.

Celebrate Independence Day from 1:00pm-4:00pm on Saturday, July 4th, with races, skillet tossing, horse shoes, old-time music, toys, and games.

Land Between the Lakes The Homeplace 4th of July Celebration. (LBL Staff photo)

Land Between the Lakes The Homeplace 4th of July Celebration. (LBL Staff photo)

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