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Experience Life During the Civil War as Portrayed at Land Between the Lakes The Homeplace

Land Between the LakesGolden Pond, KY – Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area will be adding a new Civil War themed program in honor of the sesquicentennial or 150th anniversary of the start of the American Civil War.

The program, “Civil War Comes to The Homeplace,” will be held at The Homeplace, a living history farm on the Tennessee portion of LBL, Saturday, December 8th, from 10:00am-4:00pm.

Come visit The Homeplace as the farm goes forward in time to 1862. Learn about 1862 from the Yeoman farm family’s point of view–the area is now under the Union Army control. Then, visit a Confederate encampment and learn how civilian soldiers coped with their new role.

At 1:00pm, a theater program will be presented by historian Karel Lea Biggs on the civilian experience in middle Tennessee – Happy Thing to be Obscure: Women and Civilians in Occupied Middle Tennessee. Period diary and journal accounts, images, and newspaper paint a picture of life in Tennessee during the Civil War.

“We are excited to offer another Civil War themed program at The Homeplace,” said Cindy Earls, Special Events Coordinator. “This focus on the Civil War experience of everyday farmers allows visitors a chance to see history come to life.”

The Homeplace gives a glimpse of daily life in antebellum middle Tennessee. Enjoy a self-guided tour of a working second generation family farmstead and learn just how important rivers were to families in this area during the 1850s. Program available with paid admission; $4.00 adults, $2.00 ages 5-12, and free ages 4 and under.

Come Outside and Play at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. Managed by the Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Land Between The Lakes provides outdoor recreation, lake access, and environmental education for the public to enjoy.

Visitors are encouraged to review the official website at www.lbl.org often for Calendar of Events, updates on programs and policies, safety information, maps, temporary trail and road closures, and additional information, or call 800.LBL.7077 or 270.924.2000.

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