Next two weekends of Liberty! highlight Interpretation for the hearing impaired on Fridays and Veterans Night

The Watauga SettlementNext two weekends of Liberty! highlight Interpretation for the hearing impaired on Fridays and Veterans Night on Thursday, July 16

For our Friday performances of Liberty! the Saga of Sycamore Shoals, we are pleased to announce that a sign language interpreter will be with us bringing the story to life for the hearing impaired.

In addition, we also have a Williams Hearing Impaired system transmitting on 72.9 MHz during all performances for those that have a receiver and ear piece.

On Thursday, July 16th, we once again offer veterans of all wars and an escort free admission to Liberty for our annual “Veteran’s Night” celebration.

And don’t forget that on Fridays and Saturdays you can join us for our Dinner Theater. Your dinner theater ticket provides for a delicious meal, served at 6 pm, followed by an evening of exceptional historic entertainment.

The Liberty! Dinner Theater is available by advanced reservations only. Reservations must be made by 1:00 PM the day of the performance either online at www.TheLibertyDrama.com or by calling the park at 423-543-5808.

Performed beside the cool waters of the Watauga River, Fort Watauga acts as the backdrop to a play that tells the pivotal stories of the people who lived in the Watauga Settlement.   The events that took place in the late 18th century at Sycamore Shoals set the stage for the subsequent formation of a new nation; events that were critical to state and national history.

With only two weekends left to catch Tennessee’s Official Outdoor Drama, we hope you will plan to spend your evening with us at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area to see Liberty!

Liberty! runs Thursdays-Saturdays, July 9 – 11, 16 – 18, and 23 -25, in the Fort Watauga Amphitheater at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area in Elizabethton. Performances begin nightly at 7:30 (Box office opens at 6 pm). John Carter’s Store (concessions) opens at 6:30 pm. 

Online Ticket Sales – www.TheLibertyDrama.com

 

With a BIG thank you to our Sponsors… 

Sponsored by Friends of Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, A to Z Rentals, Appalachian Lighting & Production, Big John’s Closeouts, the City of Elizabethton, Elizabethton/Carter County Chamber of Commerce, Elizabethton Electric, Holston Gas, LeBleu, Massengill-DeFriece Foundation, Inc, Northeast TN Valley Regional Industrial Development Association, Pepsi Cola Bottling Company, the Tennessee National Guard, Tennessee Society Sons of the American Revolution,  John & Susan Kubenka, Michael & Lynne Barnett, Dr. Samuel Powell (Burlington, NC), Elizabethton Star, Johnson City Press, Bristol Herald Courier, A! Magazine for the Arts, The Loafer, OutnAbout Magazine, 11Connects – WJHL TV, and WCYB TV 5  

 

For more information, please call the park at (423) 543-5808.

 

Sponsored by Friends of Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area.

 

For more information, contact:

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area 1651 West Elk Avenue Elizabethton, Tennessee

(423) 543-5808

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

www.sycamoreshoalstn.org

 

http://www.FriendsOfSycamoreShoals.org

Info@FriendsOfSycamoreShoals.org

 

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Liberty! The Saga of Sycamore Shoals to offer reduced admission Opening Night

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Friends of Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area is pleased to be able to offer special ticket pricing for opening night, Thursday, July 9th!

“First Night” is an exciting time for our Liberty! cast who have been working and practicing tirelessly since early April preparing for the 37th season of Liberty!  On Thursday, July 9th, adults and seniors can attend Liberty! for $8.00 per person, children ages 6 to 17 years for $5.00, and 5 and under are free.

The drama is presented for nine nights each July running Thursday through Saturday, July 9, 10, 11; 16, 17 & 18, and 23, 24, and 25.   The box office opens nightly at 6 pm and the show begins at 7:30 pm.

NEW this year, we will be offering the option to purchase your tickets in advance, online (www.TheLibertyDrama.com).   All seating is general admission.  Take advantage of this new service to insure your admission on the night of your choosing. Tickets may also be purchased on-site the night of the performance, with a maximum seating capacity of 450 total seats.

Off to Kings Mountain cropTickets are $12.00 for Adults; $10.00 for Seniors (55 & up); $5.00 for Children (6 to 17 yrs); and 5 and under are free.  Friends of Sycamore Shoals members are $6.00 and must present their membership card at the box office.

On Thursday, July 16, Liberty! will honor our veterans by offering them free admission to the show, along with an escort.

The 2015 season also marks the 6th exciting year for Pepsi’s Carter’s Trading Post, a venue named in honor of the original store opened by pioneers John Carter and partner William Parker shortly after they arrived on the frontier in 1771.  A fine menu of mouth-watering treats will be offered each evening for Liberty! guests.

Come early and enjoy an excellent dinner prior to the performance of Liberty! The Dinner Theater will be offered Friday and Saturday nights during Liberty! The dates are July 10 & 11, July 17 & 18, and July 24 & 25. Dinner is served at 6:00 PM. Doors open at 5:30 PM.

The Liberty! Dinner Theater is available by advanced reservations only. Reservations must be made by 1:00 PM the day of the performance.  Dinner theater tickets are $25.00 for Adults;$23.00 for Seniors (55 and up); $18.00 for Children (6 to 17 years); 5 and under Free with a paying adult; and $19.00 for Friends of Sycamore Shoals members.

Each Friday night, a sign language interpreter will be with us, bringing the story to life for the hearing impaired. In addition, we also have a Williams Hearing Impaired system transmitting on 72.9 MHz during all performances for those that have a receiver and ear piece.

Mark your calendars now and join us for this great opportunity to see the story of nationally significant events unfold in a dramatic presentation performed on the grounds of Sycamore Shoals with the reconstructed Fort Watauga as the backdrop. Liberty! The Saga of Sycamore Shoals is a two act outdoor drama depicting four major events that took place in the late 18th century within the Watauga Settlement now present day Elizabethton, TN.

These events reflect the rich and vast historical significance that surround Sycamore Shoals and the East Tennessee region as a whole, and the role that early settlers played in the formation of a new nation. Visiting The Official Outdoor Drama of the State of Tennessee is a great way to see these stories unfold. Liberty! The Saga of Sycamore Shoals begins its 37th season Thursday, July 9, and continues for a three-weekend run.

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With a BIG thank you to our Sponsors… 

Sponsored by Friends of Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, A to Z Rentals, Appalachian Lighting & Production, Big John’s Closeouts, the City of Elizabethton, Elizabethton/Carter County Chamber of Commerce, Elizabethton Electric, Holston Gas, LeBleu, Massengill-DeFriece Foundation, Inc, Northeast TN Valley Regional Industrial Development Association, Pepsi Cola Bottling Company, the Tennessee National Guard, Tennessee Society Sons of the American Revolution,  John & Susan Kubenka, Michael & Lynne Barnett, Dr. Samuel Powell (Burlington, NC), Elizabethton Star, Johnson City Press, Bristol Herald Courier, A! Magazine for the Arts, The Loafer, OutnAbout Magazine, 11Connects – WJHL TV, and WCYB TV 5   

 

For more information, please call the park at (423) 543-5808.

 

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area

1651 W. Elk Avenue

Elizabethton, TN 37643

 

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

www.sycamoreshoalstn.org

 

Info@FriendsOfSycamoreShoals.org

www.FriendsOfSycamoreShoals.org

 

 

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Independence on the Frontier! Sat & Sun – June 27 & 28

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Step back in time 239 years to a colorful revolutionary world and witness life as it was on the 18th century frontier during a very tumultuous time. In the summer of 1776 colonial leaders met in Philadelphia to draft a document that would forever change the world. As our guest to Fort Watauga, you too can be part of the excitement as news of American Independence reaches the colonial frontier. What did the colonists think about a new nation? Walk among historical characters and hear their varied reactions to the Declaration, from fear of war to the hope of a brighter future.

The Washington County Regiment of North Carolina Militia, host living history organization at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, will be encamped in and around Fort Watauga giving visitors a glimpse of life in 1776. A myriad of activities will unfold throughout the weekend such as militia drill and training, artillery firing demonstrations, open hearth cooking, tomahawk throwing and a special reading of the Declaration of Independence on Saturday at 1:00 followed by a short celebration.

Get an early start on your Independence celebrations and bring the entire family out for a weekend full of history, patriotism, education, and family fun. The event will run from 10:00 until 4:00 on Saturday, June 27th and 10:00 until 3:00 on Sunday, June 28th.

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area is located at 1651 W. Elk Ave. Elizabethton, TN 37643. For more information about this event please contact the park at 423-543-5808 or log on to these websites: http://www.sycamoreshoalstn.org or http://tnstateparks.com/parks/about/sycamore-shoals

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Independence on the Frontier: Schedule of Events 

Saturday, June 27th 

10:00 – Raising the Colours: Start the day off with a bang as the militia falls in for inspection and raises the flag with a patriotic ceremony.

10:30 – Wataugan Footsteps: Join Gillian in the visitors center and learn about an important woman on the frontier, Ann Robertson, who played a crucial role during the siege of Fort Watauga in 1776.

11:00 – “Fix Bayonets”: Join Mr. Davis of the Continental Army and learn about the uses and tactics of the bayonet, one of the most feared weapons used in the Revolutionary War! Then cheer on the Militiamen as they test their skill and aim with this 18th century weapon.

12:00 – “Echoes of Revolution”: The Watauga Valley Fifes & Drums perform martial and field music of the Revolutionary War.

1:00 – Reading of the Declaration of Independence: Join in the excitement as the document declaring our freedom from Great Britain is read publicly inside Fort Watauga. A short celebration will follow.

2:00 – Kids Militia & Rubber Band Rifle Shoot: Attention all able bodied kids! Fall in and drill with the Washington Co. Militia. Then join in the fun of an old fashioned rubber band shooting match!

3:00 – Artillery Drill and Demonstration: Learn about 18th century artillery as the Militia fires the Fort’s Cannon.

4:00 – Militia Drill & Retiring the Colours – The Washington County Militia demonstrates the tactics and firearms used during the Revolutionary War, and then retire the flag for the day.

Camps Close to the Public: Join us tomorrow for another exciting day of 18th centuryliving history.

 

Sunday, June 28th  

10:00 – Raising the Colours: Start the day off with a bang as the militia falls in for inspection and raises the flag with a patriotic ceremony.

11:00 – Worship Service: Join us for Sunday Service held inside Fort Watauga.

1:00 – Kids Militia: Attention all able bodied kids! Fall in and drill with the Washington Co. Militia.

2:00 – Artillery Drill and Demonstration: Learn about 18th century artillery as the Militia fires the Fort’s Cannon.

3:00 – Militia Drill & Retiring the Colours: The Washington County Militia demonstrates the tactics and firearms used during the Revolutionary War, then lowers the flag for the day.

 

Ongoing Activities Throughout the Weekend Include…

18th Century Cooking Techniques and Foodways – Colonial Carpentry – Wool Spinning and Fiber Arts – Flintlock Rifle and Musket Firing Demonstrations – Colonial Woodsmen Skills And Much More!

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