Total Solar Eclipse: What to expect on August 21, 2017?

Total Solar Eclipse: What to expect on August 21, 2017?

Where will you be August 21, 2017? The Great American Eclipse will pass through Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area on August 21, 2017. A total solar eclipse is a rare phenomenon and hundreds of thousands of visitors are expected in Western Kentucky, as nearby Hopkinsville is the closest city to the point of greatest totality. What to expect? We are anticipating over 50,000 visitors at Land Between the Lakes. All campsites which can be reserved have been booked and most local lodging is full. Basic and self-service camping are still available. Please get your permits online before you…
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Solar Eclipse 2017

Solar Eclipse 2017

Update 8/10/2017 Are you planning to view the total solar eclipse from Land Between the Lakes? If so, read more about how you can come prepared to have a safe and enjoyable viewing experience. https://landbetweenthelakes.us/great-american-eclipse-2017-questions-answers/ Update 7/28/2017 We have updated the best viewing locations list across Land Between the Lakes. The chart now shows where the closest drinking water is to the viewing location. Check it out! https://landbetweenthelakes.us/best-2017-eclipse-viewing-areas/ Update 7/25/2017 The Elk & Bison Prairie will open at 3pm on eclipse day. Here's why... https://landbetweenthelakes.us/expected-crowds-delay-opening-elk-bison-prairie-eclipse-day/ Update 7/21/2017 Learn what to expect for the total solar eclipse on August 21! https://landbetweenthelakes.us/total-solar-eclipse-august-21-2017/…
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Every Kid in a Park

Every Kid in a Park

By Jeff Laird, Customer Service Department Manager Dear Friends, I want to personally ask you to reach out to parents and youth leaders of fourth graders in your area about the Every Kid in a Park program. Please share this information to those you feel would benefit from this free program for kids. The Every Kid in a Park’s 4th grade pass offers FEE-FREE access to participating facilities in public lands for fourth graders and their immediate family members. At Land Between the Lakes this includes our... Homeplace 1850s Farm Where you travel back to a working farm and visit…
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Your Next Adventure

Your Next Adventure

Where will your next adventure be? When you plan your next vacation at Land Between The Lakes check out Murray State University’s weekly video magazine, Roundabout U, to learn about some of the fun places at Land Between The Lakes. Energy Lake Campground www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJX4fdVOsYk   Elk & Bison Prairie www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9HKZ1ntkUo   Homeplace 1850s Working Farm www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyCsR5GSYwc   Planetarium & Observatory www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzcJhgKFaiw   Turkey Bay Off Highway Vehicle Area www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkAHost5nk0   Woodlands Nature Station www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTmmvEiOoMQ   Wranglers Campground www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKHM8jGRWNQ   Land Between The Lakes 50th Anniversary (15 minute) www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiyYoTi93-Q&feature=share&list=PLh2WN5RXh1NS9nYjfC1s4dX5rwO28TTt4&index=5 Land Between The Lakes 50th Anniversary (3 minute) www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-j5-ZYmseM&feature=share&list=PLh2WN5RXh1NS9nYjfC1s4dX5rwO28TTt4&index=4 With more than…
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Time Travelers Guide to the Homeplace 1850s Working Farm and Living History Museum

Time Travelers Guide to the Homeplace 1850s Working Farm and Living History Museum

  Submitted by Brian Truskey, Communications Department Apprentice and Cindy Earls, Lead Interpreter at the Homeplace 1850s Working Farm and Living History Museum. Head through the doors at the Homeplace 1850s Working Farm and step back in time. Experience what life was like on a middle Tennessee farm in the 1850s. Since many people have never been on a farm, let alone an 1850s farm, we put together this time traveler’s guide to improve your understanding of the mid-1800s. As any experienced time traveler can tell you, the best way to visit the past is to blend in. This guide includes…
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An Afternoon at the Homeplace

An Afternoon at the Homeplace

Written and submitted by Brian Truskey, Communications department apprentice at Land Between The Lakes Last weekend my best friend Jamie and I took a trip to the Homeplace 1850s Working farm, specifically for their Sundays in the Parlor and Blacksmithing programs. She and I arrived a little before 1:00, strolled down to the farm, and petted the cat, who it seems already had enough affection for one day. The cat wandered off after a few pets, leaving us to take a short walk around the double pen house. Soon Cindy and Charlotte, two of the Homeplace Interpreters, made their way…
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Who is Racheal the Rag Doll?

Who is Racheal the Rag Doll?

Have you ever heard the story of Racheal the Rag Doll? Racheal Victoria McManhon is a hand made doll, much like one that would have been given to a young girl in the 1850s. Specifically, Racheal would have belonged to a little girl from a 2nd generation farm family or settlers to the area who's ancestors were Scotch-Irish, probably 4 or 5th generation. Her middle name and blue eyes were both chosen to honor Queen Victoria, who was quite popular at the time. Dolls like Racheal served as more than just toys for children. Although little girls would play with them, taking care of…
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Home Cooking with the Homeplace Cookbook

Home Cooking with the Homeplace Cookbook

Submitted by Brian Truskey, Apprentice at Land Between The Lakes By popular demand, the Homeplace gathered all their recipes saved throughout the years. The staff then... Tested the recipes, Adapted the ingredients to today's language, and Compiled them in to one cookbook of our favorite recipes The Homeplace History and Receipt Book covers the history, folklore and delicious recipes that would be seen on an upper southern farm a decade before the civil war. Many of the recipes have been handed down through the generations. Look for The Homeplace History and Receipt Book in our gift shops and online. All proceeds go…
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Celebrating 36 Years of Fun on the Farm

Celebrating 36 Years of Fun on the Farm

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. History 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…
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Harvest Time at the Homeplace

Harvest Time at the Homeplace

Fall Harvest Programs at the Homeplace In fall our garden, orchard, and forest provide food for keeping through the winter. Daily programs on the farm feature harvesting activities such as working with tobacco, shucking and shelling corn, and woodstove cooking from the fall harvest. “Tobacco firing” will also be on-going throughout the fall. Come on out and lend a hand with the harvest, or take a look and see what we've got in our barns. Every Day on the Farm Feedin' Time on the Farm | 3:30-4:30pm Join us daily as we take care of our animal family. Feeding time…
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