Monthly Archives: April 2017

Sycamore Shoals Lecture Series continues on Sunday, April 23rd followed by English Country dance lessons

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park announces a new way to enjoy & learn more about our history in the upper East Tennessee region. In connection with Sabine Hill our newest property, the Sabine Hill Social Society is a group of dedicated volunteers who focus on helping the park with educational events and social activities of the early 19th century. They have big plans and are excited about sharing the stories and lifestyles of families that lived at Sabine Hill and throughout our region in the early 19th century, including dances, teas, and special lectures.

 

On Sunday, April 23 from 1 to 5 pm, we invite you to join the Sabine Hill Social Society on Sunday, April 23 from 1 to 5 pm at the Gathering Place in the park Visitors Center for a presentation on the History of Sabine Hill and the Nathaniel Taylor Family, presented by John Parrish.

John Parrish is a direct descendant of General Nathaniel Taylor and Mary Patton Taylor through their daughter, Lorina, who married General Jacob Tipton. John’s parents were from Tipton County in West Tennessee so he has a deep connection to Tennessee and its history.

He moved to our area of the mountains in 2007 and has spent his years here researching his family history and Tennessee history. For the past seven years he has served as the President of the Tipton Family Association of America. He currently serves as Vice President of the Friends Group at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park.

Following Mr. Parrish’s presentation, we will clear back the chairs and enjoy a fun afternoon engaged in English Country Dance for beginners!

We hope you can join us for an entertaining and educational afternoon at Sycamore Shoals! This is event if free and open to the public.

If you would like to become a member of the Sabine Hill Social Society, all you need to do is join Friends of Sycamore Shoals. Online information can be found at www.friendsofsycamoreshoals.org or in the lobby of the park.

For information, please contact the park at 423-543-5808.

 

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park

1651 W. Elk Avenue

Elizabethton, TN 37643

 

www.sycamoreshoalstn.org

www.tnstateparks.com/about/sycamore-shoals

www.facebook.com/sycamoreshoals

 

 

Introducing the new Sabine Hill Social Society!

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park announces a new way to enjoy & learn more about our history in the Elizabethton area. In connection with Sabine Hill our newest property, the Sabine Hill Social Society is a group of dedicated volunteers who focus on helping the park with educational events, social activities, and early 19th century period clothing assistance representing the Federalist period of time in America (1790-1820). Not to mention enjoying social time with our park guests and other ‘social society’ members!

This fledgling group has big plans and is excited about sharing the stories and lifestyles of families that lived at Sabine Hill and throughout our region in the early 19th century, including dances, teas, and special lectures.

If you are interested in becoming a member of this organization, all you need to do is join Friends of Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park. Online information can be found at www.friendsofsycamoreshoals.org or in the lobby of the park.

 

Upcoming Sabine Hill Social Society events:

Sycamore Shoals Lecture Series and English Country Dance lessons

Sunday, April 23 from 1 to 5 pm at the Gathering Place in the park visitors Center

Join us for an informative talk presented by John Parrish who will be sharing the history of Sabine Hill for the first half of the meeting. Following his presentation we will be teaching and practicing English County dance steps. There is no charge for this event.

 English Country Dancing with special guest instructor Bob Thompson

Saturday, May 13 from 1 to 5 pm

Please join us in the Pine Room at the Wellness Center behind Sycamore Shoals Hospital for an afternoon of dance instruction. Mr. Thompson will focus on 4 primary dance routines from the period. Light refreshments served.

Fee: $7.00 at the door $6.00 for members of the Friends Group of Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park.

English Country Dancing with special guest instructor Bob Thompson

Saturday, June 10 from 1 to 5 pm

Guest dance instructor Bob Thompson returns to continues his May class and leads the group in English Country dancing focusing on 4 primary dance routines from the period. Light refreshment served. Location to be announced.

Fee : $7.00 at the table $6.00 for members of the Friends Group of Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park.

 

For more information contact:

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park

1651 West Elk Avenue       Elizabethton, TN 37643

(423) 543-5808

 

www.sycamoreshoalstn.org

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

www.facebook.com/sycamoreshoals

www.friendsofsycamoreshoals.org