Christmas at the Carter Mansion

Friday and Saturday, December 1 & 2 from 6 to 9 pm

The Historic John and Landon Carter Mansion

1031 Broad Street      Elizabethton, Tennessee

 

Tours by Registration only – A new tour starts every 20 minutes

beginning at 6 pm; last tour at 8:40 pm 

Admission

Adults – $7.00

Ages 7 to 17 – $3.00

Ages 6 and under – Free

Online Registration at:

http://tnstateparks.com/parks/events/sycamore-shoals/

Choose “Upcoming Events” in the left hand menu to choose the date and time of the tour you would like to register for.

 

Are you tired of the hustle and bustle that always accompanies this time of year? If so, step back in time to the 18th century and enjoy a colonial Christmas at the beautiful Carter Mansion. Join Colonel John Carter, the Carter family, and all their friends for a glimpse into simpler time, when Christmas was the grandest celebration of the entire year. In colonial America the Christmas season was celebrated as a month long array of merriment and festivities signaled by caroling, feasting, dances, foxhunts, and the firing of Christmas guns. Christmas on the colonial frontier would have been much different though, with only the simplest of pleasures being offered by the humble backwoods settlers. However, in contrast, the Carters would have displayed an opulence only seen in the finest homes of Williamsburg or Philadelphia.

Spend a candlelit evening in the oldest frame house in Tennessee, decorated with bright greenery for the holidays. Enjoy music, hot cider, and 18th century interpreters as they transport you to a Colonial American Christmas. We look forward to your visit for this one-of-a-kind holiday gathering!

 

For more information please contact:

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park

(423) 543-5808

 

http://www.sycamoreshoalstn.org

tnstateparks.com/parks/about/sycamore-shoals/

http://www.facebook.com/sycamoreshoals

www.friendsofsycamoreshoals.org

 

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Holiday Felted Ornament Class

Saturday, November 11 from 1 pm until 2:30 pm

 

 As part of our annual Fall Fibers Show and Colonial Harvest Celebration we will be offering a new workshop on wool felting on Saturday, November 11 from 1:00 pm until 2:30 pm taught by Nancy Davis. This fun, seasonal class is sure to be a hit!

The class includes instruction and all materials needed to complete one ornament with a registration fee of $12.00. This includes: pattern, instructions, wool blend felt, needle, stuffing, matching thread and buttons if needed. A variety of felt colors will be available for students to choose from. Students will choose a Snowman or Nativity ornament. If you do not finish your project during the class, you should leave with the skills and materials needed to complete your ornament. Students should have a basic knowledge of hand sewing. It would also be helpful to know how to do the buttonhole or blanket stitch. Please bring a pair of sharp scissors to cut the felt. Please register by calling Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park at 423-543-5808.

In addition to the class, the annual Fall Fibers Show will also include vendors selling handmade fiber oriented goods in addition to spinning and weaving demonstrations.

The Autumn Harvest Celebration presented by the Washington County Militia will take place in and around Fort Watauga. Activities throughout the weekend will include; a reading of colonial governor Richard Caswell’s Thanksgiving Proclamation, open hearth cooking, flintlock musket and rifle demonstrations, and many more aspects of daily life on the colonial American frontier.

The Fall Fibers Show and Autumn Harvest Celebration take place Saturday from 10 am – 4 pm and Sunday from 10 am – 3 pm.

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park is located at 1651 W. Elk Ave. Elizabethton, TN 37643. For additional information about this and other exciting events at the park please call 423-543-5808.

We look forward to seeing you at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park, where you too can “Share in the glorious cause of Liberty”!

 

www.sycamoreshoalstn.org

www.tnstateparks.com/parks/about/sycamore-shoals

http://www.facebook.com/sycamoreshoals

www.friendsofsycamoreshoals.org

 

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Colonial Harvest Celebration and Fall Fibers Show

 

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park

November 11 & 12

Autumn is in full swing. As both the temperature and the leaves continue to fall, we begin to think of the many holiday festivities that wait in the coming days. Over two hundred years ago it was quite the same for the early frontier settlers. On Saturday, November 11 from 10:00 to 4:00 and Sunday, November 12 from 10:00 to 3:00 Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area will become the scene of a Frontier Harvest Celebration as we enjoy a time of friendship and thanksgiving.

In Colonial America, before Thanksgiving was declared a national holiday, each colony or community observed days of thanksgiving usually after the harvest had been brought in or after a significant military victory. Join the Washington County Militia, host living history organization at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, for their monthly militia muster and Harvest Home Celebration!

Activities throughout the weekend will include; a reading of colonial governor Richard Caswell’s Thanksgiving Proclamation, open hearth cooking, flintlock musket and rifle demonstrations, and many more aspects of daily life on the colonial American frontier.

In the Visitors Center we will be hosting our Fall Fibers Show which will showcase a variety of plant and animals fibers vendors and demonstrations both days.

This is a perfect opportunity for the entire family to visit one of Tennessee’s finest state parks and enjoy a day immersed in history and fun. Admission is free so don’t miss this unique event showcasing Tennessee’s rich heritage. During your time at the park be sure to experience the new interpretive exhibits and our Eastern National Book and Gift Shop to make your visit complete. Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park is located at 1651 W. Elk Ave. Elizabethton, TN 37643. For additional information about this and other exciting events at the park please call 423-543-5808 or visit us on the web at http://www.sycamoreshoalstn.org and tnstateparks.com/parks/about/sycamore-shoals. We look forward to seeing you at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park, where you too can “Share in the glorious cause of Liberty”!

 

1651 W. Elk Avenue     Elizabethton, Tennessee   37643

423-543-5808

 

www.sycamoreshoalstn.org

www.tnstateparks.com/parks/about/sycamore-shoals

http://www.facebook.com/sycamoreshoals

www.friendsofsycamoreshoals.org

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