June 1, 2016 marked the official 220th anniversary of Tennessee’s admission as the 16th state in the union. The Historic Homes of Knoxville are partnering to celebrate Statehood Day on May 27th and June 3rd. These sites include places of historical significance in the exciting journey from the creation of our country to the founding of our state. The Historic Homes of Knoxville include: Blount Mansion, Crescent Bend, James White’s Fort, Mabry-Hazen House, Marble Springs, Ramsey House, and Historic Westwood. Each site will have individual ways of celebrating the birth of Tennessee. This is a free museum day to the public.
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.