Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Knoxville Symphony League presents "A Picnic at Marble Springs"

On Tuesday, April 5, 2011, Marble Springs was the setting for a 'Picnic at Marble Springs', which was presented as part of the Knoxville Symphony League's Annual Elegant Dining Series.  This was the first time in recent memory that Marble Springs served as the venue for such an event.  We were pleased to be a part of this wonderful day & are always happy to partner with local organizations that are dedicated to supporting the arts throughout Knoxville & Knox County.  Patrons were invited to enjoy the beautiful outdoor scenery, savor the tastes of the fabulous lunch menu (provided by the always fantastic Rex Bradford Jones) & tour the historic structures.  During their guided tour, guests learned the history of Marble Springs State Historic Site & John Sevier.

After lunch was served, guests had the opportunity to gather around the roaring fire in the Tavern & speak to musicians from the Knoxville Symphony who were on hand to answer questions & talked of their experiences with the KSO.  Despite the dreary weather conditions, all guests had a wonderful time!!

We enjoyed hosting this wonderful luncheon & look forward to seeing many of our new friends at future events!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Marble Springs Storytelling Festival

On Saturday, April 9th, Marble Springs State Historic Site, in conjunction with the Smoky Mountain Storytellers Association, hosted the 2nd Annual Storytelling Festival. Professional Storytellers presented stories based on humor, history, stories for and by children, Native American stories, Appalachian & Smoky Mountain Tales, just to name a few!  

 In the evening, our brave guests gathered around the Bonfire for slightly scary ghost stories for the younger crowd, while seriously scary stories for the brave were being told in the tavern!

If you enjoy a good story from an excellent storyteller, be sure to mark your calendars!  Marble Springs State Historic Site, in conjunction with the Smoky Mountain Storytellers Association will be hosting a Halloween Storytelling Event on Saturday, October 29 from 4-8pm.