Submitted by Brian Truskey, Apprentice at Land Between The Lakes
This fall marks the 36th anniversary of the Homeplace. Enjoy some of our most popular programs offered over the past 36 years. Join the celebration from Saturday October 11th through Monday October 13 at the Homeplace.
The Homeplace first opened its doors to the public in 1978, with 1979 being the first year of regular operations. 1979 was also the year that construction began on the Interpretive Center, which was completed and opened in 1980. Since that time, the Homeplace continues to provide cultural interpretation of 1850s, pre-civil war, yeoman class farm life with a strong emphasis upon preserving our heritage and conserving natural resources.
On Saturday the ladies of the Homeplace will cook three delicious recipes; pumpkin pie, applesauce spice cake, and skillet cornbread, using a wood stove and oven. There will also be a historic stroll of the 16 Homeplace buildings. Interpreters will discuss the uses of the various buildings, and how they ended up at the Homeplace. There will also be a rail splitting demonstration where interpreters will show visitors how to replace rails for fences.
On Sunday visitors can enjoy a walk with the animals and learn about the historic breeds and their uses on the farm. In the early afternoon there will be a textiles demonstration. See interpreters demonstrate wool spinning, blanket weaving, and even how to knit a stocking. Later on there will be a second rail splitting demonstration.
Monday demonstrations feature a quilting bee at the double pen house. Gather around and see the Homeplace interpreters make quilts to adorn the antique rope beds. There will also be a chance to see the oxen team at work in the fields in the afternoon.
For a full calendar of events and specific demonstration times, visit the website at www.landbetweenthelakes.us/calendar/homeplace-anniversary-celebration/2014-10-13/ or call 931-232-6457 for more information. Admission is $5 for those 13 years and older, $3 for those 5-12 years, and free for those 4 and under. Ideal for home educators.
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