May 2018 – Special Events and Workshops

Come Share in the Glorious Cause of Liberty!

 

Watauga Valley Fife and Drum Corps

Saturdays

Senior Corps-10 am – noon

Junior Corps-Noon – 1 pm

The Watauga Valley Fife & Drum Corps performs at historical events, dedications,

and parades. The Junior Corps is open to new members and beginners. Musical

experience is welcome but not necessary, just come with a willingness to learn.

Junior Corps members have opportunities throughout the year to move into Senior

Corps as they progress.

 

 

Sabine Hill Guided Tour     

Saturday, May 5

11:00 am

Adults – $7.00; Ages 7 to 17 years – $3.00; 6 and under free

Registration required – www.tnstateparks.com/parks/events/sycamore-shoals

Described as one of the finest examples of Federal architecture in the State of Tennessee, Sabine Hill is a must see! Restored by the Tennessee Historical Commission and operated by Tennessee State Parks, the house has been returned to its 1818 splendor.

Tour will meet at the site: 2328 West G Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643

 

Sabine Hill Guided Tour     

Sunday, May 6

2:00 pm

Adults – $7.00; Ages 7 to 17 years – $3.00; 6 and under free

Registration required – www.tnstateparks.com/parks/events/sycamore-shoals

Described as one of the finest examples of Federal architecture in the State of Tennessee, Sabine Hill is a must see! Restored by the Tennessee Historical Commission and operated by Tennessee State Parks, the house has been returned to its 1818 splendor.

Tour will meet at the site: 2328 West G Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643

 

Watauga Valley Art League Meeting and Program

Sunday, May 6

1:30 pm

This monthly meeting is open to all!  Each month a unique program is planned that ranges from talks, to demos, to hands on projects.

 

The Liberty Spinners

Tuesday, May 8

9:30 am

This gathering of spinners and fiber artists is open to anyone interested in the art of spinning. Join us at 9:30 am on the 2nd Tuesday of each month (April to November).

 

Beyond Beginning – Mountain Dulcimer               

Instructor: Jim Miller

Tuesdays, May 8, 15, & 22

6:30 – 7:30 pm

Cost for 3 weeks:  $45.00

Min: 5     Max: 10

Continue your learning on this traditional Appalachian instrument which covers chords, harmonies, and several intermediate tunes.  Please call the park at 423-543-5808 to register for this class.

 

Bird Walk with the Lee & Lois Herndon TOS Chapter              

Saturday, May 12

8:00 am

Meet other birders and naturalists at Sycamore Shoals for a morning of birding during the migratory season.

 

Jr. Ranger Poisonous Plant and Critter ID

Saturday, May 12                                                                   1

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cost: $5.00                       Ages 6 – 12                                    Max: 10

Pre-registration required – www.tnstateparks.com/parks/about/sycamore-shoals

Choose “Upcoming Events” in left hand menu

Ready to play outside this summer? Learn how to be safe while you’re having fun! Bring your kids to join Ranger Davis and discover how to identify common poisonous plants, snakes, and insects that live in our area. A Field Guide will be provided for the kids to write and draw in during “class” and take home for their outdoor adventures this summer! Parents are encouraged to be present to assist with “note taking” but do not need to register. Please dress appropriately for the weather and bring your own water. Meet in the picnic area beside the Visitor Center.

 

Recycled Camping Stoves

Saturday, May 12

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Cost: $5.00

Max: 12

Pre-registration required – www.tnstateparks.com/parks/about/sycamore-shoals

Choose “Upcoming Events” in the left hand menu

Cook in a can with Corbin! Reuse recyclables to make a camping cook stove out of aluminum cans, plant fertilizer and gas-line antifreeze. Meet Ranger Corbin Hayslett in the amphitheater behind Fort Watauga. Ages 10 and over. Parents accompanying youth who do not wish to participate are free. All supplies provided and you get to take the stove home!

 

24th Annual Siege at Fort Watauga

Saturday & Sunday, May 19 & May 20

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

It is the summer of 1776 and the Watauga settlement is at war. Join us as 200 colonial and Native reenactors present this dramatic retelling of the Cherokee attack brought on the settlers of the Watauga valley. Visit the living history camps, shop with period vendors, and witness battle re-enactments both days. Hear the rattle of muskets, smell the campfire smoke and see history come to life at the Siege of Fort Watauga. Contact the park for a detailed schedule.

 

Old Time Music Jam – Led by Art Lang

Sunday, May 27

1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Enjoy the rich musical traditions of our region each month. Old time musicians of all levels are welcome. Don’t play and instrument? Come on over, kick back, and enjoy the tunes!

 

Traditional Arts Workshops

To join one or more classes, you must register in advance by

calling 423-543-5808 and pre-pay.

If you would like to receive updated information throughout the year, please send your email address to jennifer.bauer@tn.gov

 

Visitors Center Hours:

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Monday through Saturday

1:00 PM – 4:30 PM Sunday

Our Visitors Center on most State holidays.

Park grounds are open from dawn until dusk.

In the event of extremely inclement winter weather, contact the park about program cancelations and park office closings.

 

For more information contact:

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park

1651 W. Elk Avenue

Elizabethton, TN 37643

 

(423) 543-5808

 

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

www.sycamoreshoalstn.org

http://www.friendsofsycamoreshoals.org

http://www.facebook.com/sycamoreshoals

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