Celebrate the Founding of our City at James White’s Fort with lifestyle demonstrations by reenactors from various time periods. Activities and demonstrations will include blacksmithing, medicinal herbs, basket weaving, carpentry, spinning, leather, historic live chickens raising & eggs, militia, quill pen, open fire cooking, camp life, & clothing/sewing, & more. Don’t miss the Author’s Area for local publications and other historically oriented crafts. Free Admission; donations gratefully accepted.
June 1, 2017 marks the 221st anniversary of Tennessee’s admission as the 16th state in the year 1796. In conjunction with the Historic Homes of Knoxville, Marble Springs State Historic Site will commemorate this occasion with a weekend of Living History.
Saturday, May 27 from 10am-5pm walk amongst Living History interpreters in 18th Century clothing portraying life on the frontier. Militia drills along with demonstrations of 18thCentury life. The celebration will continue into Sunday, May 28 from 11-4pm with Living History encampments and various interpreters. Children’s activities include falling into a militia drill with the reenactors. Militia camps will be open between activities. Blacksmithing, weaving, and open hearth cooking will be demonstrated all weekend. A full schedule of events will be available at www.marblesprings.net. Details are subject to change.
This event is free and open to the public. Donations are appreciated.