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Land Between the Lakes to Honor Veterans November 10th-12th

 

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, Friday-Sunday, November 10th-12th, 2017 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.”

Veterans Honored at Land Between the Lakes with free admission November 10th-12th.

Veterans Honored at Land Between the Lakes with free admission November 10th-12th.

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Homeplace 1850s Trades Fair at Land Between the Lakes

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – The Homeplace 1850s Working Farm will host a Trades Fair on Saturday and Sunday, September 2nd and 3rd, 2017 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.

Homeplace Trades Fair 2016 at Land Between the Lakes provided an opportunity for visitors to learn about trades during the mid-19th century like hand-carved mandolins. (LBL)

Homeplace Trades Fair 2016 at Land Between the Lakes provided an opportunity for visitors to learn about trades during the mid-19th century like hand-carved mandolins. (LBL)

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September is Homeschoolers’ Month at LBL’s Homeplace 1850s Farm

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Home educators and students are invited to the Homeplace 1850s Working Farm at Land Between the Lakes during September for Homeschoolers month. Visitors can experience Laura Ingalls Wilder’s classic, “Little House in the Big Woods.”

Admission is $5.00 for ages 13 and up and $3.00 for ages 5 to 12 and free for 4 and under.

Land Between the Lakes Homeplace Animals July 2016. Tamworth pigs, a heritage breed at the Homeplace. (Forest Service Staff)

Land Between the Lakes Homeplace Animals July 2016. Tamworth pigs, a heritage breed at the Homeplace. (Forest Service Staff)

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Land Between the Lakes to offer Total Solar Eclipse Viewing and Programming

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area will offer prime viewing locations for the Great American Eclipse on August 21st and “Sun and Moon Days” August 16th-23rd, 2017, a series of programs throughout the 170,00 acre area to celebrate and educate about this amazing natural phenomenon.

“Visitors looking for a prime spot to watch the Great American Eclipse are invited to Land Between the Lakes,” says Customer Service Manager Jeff Laird.

Be safe when viewing the eclipse… Wear solar viewing glasses. (LBL)

Be safe when viewing the eclipse… Wear solar viewing glasses. (LBL)

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LBL to hold Independence Day event at the Homeplace 1850s Working Farm

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – The public is invited to a traditional community celebration of America’s birthday at the Homeplace 1850s Working Farm, from 1:00pm-4:00pm, Tuesday, July 4th, 2017. Admission is $5.00 ages 13 and up; $3.00 ages 5 -12; free for ages 4 and under.

“Raising the 30 star flag from 1850 and reading the Declaration of Independence together are a moving way to remember why we still celebrate today,” says Homeplace Interpreter Kira Sanscrainte.

Land Between the Lakes Homeplace 1850s Working Farm. (Kelly Best Bennett)

Land Between the Lakes Homeplace 1850s Working Farm. (Kelly Best Bennett)

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LBL’s Woodlands Nature Station to waive admission on National Get Outdoors Day

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Woodlands Nature Station will waive admission fees Saturday, June 10th, 2017, at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area, in honor of National Get Outdoors Day. The Nature Station is open 10:00am-5:00pm.

Come experience native gardens and rescued wildlife in the Nature Station’s backyard. Visitors may observe a bald eagle during a “Bald Is Beautiful” program from 11:30am-12:00pm.

The red-tailed hawk can be seen daily at Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. (Staff photo)

The red-tailed hawk can be seen daily at Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. (Staff photo)

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LBL to hold Spring Storytelling Night at The Homeplace

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – The Homeplace 1850s Working Farm will revive the age old tradition of storytelling on Saturday, May 6th, 2017, 6:00pm-7:30pm at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. Doors open at 5:30pm.

Admission is $5.00 for ages 13 and up, $3.00 for children. Fee is separate from Homeplace admission.

Land Between the Lakes Story Telling at the Homeplace

Land Between the Lakes Story Telling at the Homeplace

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LBL to hold Children’s Day on the Farm at the Homeplace Saturday, May 13th

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand  Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Children’s Day on the Farm is Saturday, May 13, 2017, at the Homeplace 1850s Farm in Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.

The annual event runs from 10:00am to 12:00noon and from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Homeplace admission is $5.00 for ages 13 and up, $4.00 ages 5-12, and free for ages 4 and under.

Children learn to weave at Land Between the Lakes. (LBL)

Children learn to weave at Land Between the Lakes. (LBL)

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LBL to hold Wool Week and Sheep Shearing at the Homeplace 1850s Farm

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand 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.”

This Homeplace sheep was spotted frolicking in the field. Looks like he recently had a haircut during the Sheep Shearing program in the spring. (Chris Thornock, Forest Service)

This Homeplace sheep was spotted frolicking in the field. Looks like he recently had a haircut during the Sheep Shearing program in the spring. (Chris Thornock, Forest Service)

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LBL’s Woodlands Nature Station Presents Harry Potter Themed Spring Break Week

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand 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.”

Nature Station’s Barn Owl in its hideaway. (Land Between the Lakes staff)

Nature Station’s Barn Owl in its hideaway. (Land Between the Lakes staff)

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