Friday, May 13, 2011

Statehood Day Living History Weekend

June 1, 2011 marks the 215th anniversary of Tennessee’s admission as the 16th state in the year 1796.  Marble Springs State Historic Site will commemorate this occasion with a weekend of Living History demonstrations.  

Saturday, May 28 from 10am-5pm walk amongst Living History interpreters in 18th Century clothing portraying life on the frontier.  Militia drills and a reading of the Declaration will take place, along with demonstrations of 18th--Century life. Also on Saturday, starting at 10am, free homemade biscuits will be distributed to all visitors in honor of the International Biscuit Fest that is being held in downtown Knoxville.   

The celebration will continue into Sunday, May 29 from 12-5pm with Living History encampments, open-hearth cooking and various interpreters.  A variety of vendors featuring homemade wares will also be on hand throughout the weekend.   
 This event is free & open to the public.  Donations will be accepted & are appreciated. 

All activities will take place at: 
Marble Springs State Historic Site
1220 West Governor John Sevier Highway
Knoxville, TN  37920

More information can be found:
Our Facebook event page
(865) 573-5508
Or send us an email at 

We look forward to seeing you there!!!!!!!

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