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Free Admission For Statehood Day May 27, 2011

Filed under: One Day Deal,Special Event — Elizabeth @ 12:17 am
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Tennessee Statehood Day is May 28. The following list is for Knoxville, but I am sure lots of local historic things are free. Call and ask.

May 19, 2011 – June 1, 2011 marks the 215th anniversary of Tennessee’s admission as the 16th state in the year 1796.

Enjoy Tennessee Statehood Day on Saturday, May 28 at Blount Mansion, Crescent Bend, James White’s Fort, Mabry-Hazen House, Marble Springs, Ramsey House and the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum.

Enjoy free admission, live music and tours.

Historical re-enactments, arts, crafts and more will be on hand.

Celebration includes the following participating sites:

Blount Mansion
www.blountmansion.org

Free Admission on Tennessee Statehood Day. Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. Located at 200 W. Hill Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902.

Crescent Bend 

www.crescentbend.com

Free Admission on Tennessee Statehood Day. Open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Located at 2728 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919.

James White Fort

www.jameswhitesfort.org

Free Admission on Tennessee Statehood Day. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Located at 205 East Hill Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37915.

Mabry-Hazen House

www.mabryhazen.com

Free Admission on Tennessee Statehood Day. Open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Located at 1711 Dandridge Ave., Knoxville, TN, 37915.

Marble Springs

www.marblesprings.net

Marble Springs State Historic Site will commemorate this occasion with a weekend of Living History demonstrations. Saturday, May 28 from 10 am-5 pm walk amongst Living History interpreters in 18th Century clothing portraying life on the frontier. Militia drills and a reading of the Declaration will take place, along with demonstrations of 18th–Century life.

Also on Saturday, starting at 10am free homemade biscuits will be distributed to all visitors in honor of the International Biscuit Festival that is being held in downtown Knoxville. The Statehood Day celebration will continue into Sunday, May 29 from 12-5 pm with Living History encampments, open-hearth cooking and various interpreters. A variety of vendors featuring homemade wares will also be on hand throughout the weekend.

Ramsey House

www.ramseyhouse.org

Free admission on Tennessee Statehood Day. Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Located at 2614 Thorngrove Pike, Knoxville, Tennessee 37914.

Sequoyah Birthplace Museum

www.sequoyahmuseum.org

Free admission on Tennessee Statehood Day. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Located at 576 Hwy. 360, Vonore, 423-884-6246.


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