News - Annual Cultural Folklife Festival

Fourth Annual Cultural Folklife Festival - September 15, 2012

Third annual Cultural Folklife Festival on the farmstead - September 17, 2011, 9:00 am until 4:00 pm

Celebrating the history of the Civil War and the 150 year Sesquicentennial

Featuring members of the 13th United States Colored Troop (Displaying and Performing Living History)

Cathy Wood of the Daughters of the Confederate Tells the Story of Twelve Giles County Enslaved Colored Civil War Soldiers

Demonstrations: Grist Milling, Apple Pressing, Jewelry Making, Doll, Basket, Pottery and Candle Making and much more
Vendor Sales: Jewelry, Quilts, Jams, Jellies and Baskets ...and more
Bingo: prizes awarded to winners
Live Auction: 1:00pm (over 20 items Jewelry, Pictures, Baked Goods etc....)
Door Prizes ***************Food******************* Games
Cost: $3.00


Second annual Cultural Folk Festival on the farmstead - September 18, 2010

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October 24, 2009 - First annual Folk Life Festival on the farmstead.

On Saturday October 24, 2009 the museum held its first Folklife Festival on the grounds of the farmstead. A chill in the air and the brilliant fall colors of the hillside behind the house made a perfect setting for the fire that was used to demonstrate candle making. Pocket dolls were made by the kids as well as basket weaving, wool looming and knitting demonstrations.

Adding to the day of fun were grist mill and apple pressing demonstrations that yielded some good tasting apple cider and fresh stone ground cornmeal which everyone enjoyed. Kids viewed a bee observatory that kindled their interest there and they learned what flint-knapping was as arrowheads were being made right before their eyes from stone. The day was topped off by music from Maddie Denton, 15 year old 2009 state fiddler champion and her parents. If you missed this year’s Folklife Festival at the farmstead there is always next year!