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Carter Cave State Resort Park: Pioneer Life Week07-23-201807-29-2018Carter Caves State Resort Park9:00 AM5:00 PM
JULY 23 – 29: Pioneer Life Week During a week dedicated to the Revolutionary War, The War of 1812 and the settlement of lands around the Ohio River, re-enactors, musical entertainment and many historical programs bring this rich heritage back to life. The pioneer camp is open from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday - Saturday and 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Historical programs are scheduled daily throughout the week including tomahawk throwing, black powder rifle demonstrations, spinning and weaving demonstrations, 18th century poultry care, primitive fire making, atlatl demonstrations, pioneer clothing interpretation and other living history skill demonstrations. County Fair Day is on Saturday, which includes displays of flint knapping, old time machinery, woodcarving, 18th Century Naturalist and Pioneer food. We will also have a pie auction, pioneer games, tomahawk throwing and finish off with a homemade ice cream social.
Spring Trade Days05-27-201705-28-2017Fort Boonesborough, Madison County, KY9:00 AM5:00 PMCome shop for 18th Century Goods from traders and visit with reenactors camped on the fort grounds. Reenactor and trader setup Thursday and Friday. Event opens to the public at 9:00 am Saturday, May 27. Shop free with our fort admission. Wood, water and ice provided for reenactors. Fort Boonesborough Foundation will be cooking and selling concessions for lunch each day.
Eddie Price05-02-201705-02-2017Owensboro Convention Center12:00 AM - Homemaking on the Kentucky Frontier

Take a journey back to 1811 and experience homemaking on the Kentucky frontier—“from the ground up.” After clearing timberland, fencing off pastures, and planting crops, homemakers involved themselves in every aspect of building a home from available materials. Roofing, flooring, insulation, heating, water supply, and lighting were considerations then as now. Learn how frontier folk cultivated and preserved their food, made their clothes, doctored their families, and still found time for recreation and religion. Cooking on open hearths, hemp and flax breaking, heckling, spinning, weaving and dyeing are examined. The audience will appreciate the severity of disease and how little medical knowledge existed in the early 1800’s. Native American and folk remedies are discussed, along with frontier religion and recreational activities.

Eddie Price displays utensils used by early Kentuckians and educates with a colorful PowerPoint slideshow. Great for classrooms K-12, college classes, and historical, genealogical, and homemaker societies. This program was first presented for the Kentucky State Homemakers Association Convention in 2017.

Women on the Frontier04-16-201604-17-2016Fort Boonesborough State Park9:00 AM5:00 PMThis year’s theme is Food and Shelter. Programming will begin Saturday morning. We will be building primitive shelters, gardening, looking at edible plants, cooking, and learning other tasks and skills that were imperative for feeding and caring for a family on the frontier. Early set up available on Friday, April 15. Evening meal provided on Saturday. Concessions for sale provided by the Ft. Boonesborough Foundation on Saturday and Sunday. Preregistration is requested, but not required. For questions, further information, or to register please go to www.fortboonesboroughlivinghistory.org or contact Bill Farmer at ftboone@bellsouth.net or Kristi Heasley at kheasley@bloodhorse.com

Eddie Price - The Battle of Blue Licks07-28-2016 - Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. Shelbyville, Ky 400657:00 PM - By 1782 the American Revolution was drawing to a close. Lord Cornwallis had surrendered at Yorktown and negotiators were working on the Peace of Paris. War still raged for frontier settlers, Amercian Indians and Canadian rangers. On Aug. 19, 1782, Kentuckians suffered one of the worst military defeats of the war. Learn about the events leading up to the battle that is often referred to as "The Last Battle of the American Revolution." This program is presented by Eddie Price, author of Widder's Landing. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments provided.
Appraisal Fair04-23-2016 - The Stratton Community Center, 215 Washington St., Shelbyville, Ky 4006511:00 AM3:00 PMEveryone likes finding hidden treasure! Whether its an old lamp, picture, vase, painting or pocket watch, many people have items they are curious about. While such items might carry sentimental value, they might also have unknown monetary value waiting to be discovered. Expert appraiser Mike Brown will visit Shelbyville on Sat., April 23 to help individuals discover what they're items are worth. Proceeds from this Appraisal Fair will help fund the 2016 Long Run Massacre & Floyd's Defeat on Sept. 10-11, 2016. There is a $10 charge for each item, limit two items per person. Email for more information: helenmckinney1969@gmail.com.
Jemima Boone, Life on the Frontier 1762-183404-14-2016 - The Stratton Community Center, 215 Washington St., Shelbyville, Ky 400657:00 PM - Betsy B. Smith, with the KY Chautauqua, will present Jemima Boone. Jemima was the fouth child of Daniel and Rebecca Bryan Boone, born in North Carolina in 1762. Jemima helped pioneer two American frontiers: Kentucky and Missouri. In 1777 she married Flanders Callaway and their union lasted nearly 50 years. Typical of pioneers of this era, Jemima endured heartbreak and suffering and the ever-present fear of Indian attack. Come spend an evening with Jemima Boone and hear her story. Appropriate for all ages. Light refeshments served. Free to the public.
Buck Creek Muzzleloaders FALL RENDEZOUS09-17-201609-18-2016BCML Range, Linton, Indiana8:00 AM9:00 PMAn event for the entire family. Camping, black-powder pre-1840 muzzleloader shooting, tomahawk, and knife competitions for all ages with a pitch-in on Saturday evening. Always a good time for just plain, old fashioned visiting (liars benches will be full).
Buck Creek Muzzleloaders Spring Rendezous05-14-201605-15-2016BCML Range, Linton, Indiana8:00 AM9:00 PMAn event for the entire family. Camping, black-powder pre-1840 muzzleloader shooting, tomahawk, and knife competitions for all ages with a pitch-in on Saturday evening. Always a good time for just plain, old fashioned visiting (liars benches will be full).
Linton Trade Fair by Buck Creek Muzzleloaders01-28-201701-29-2017Roy Clark Community Building, Humphrey City Park, Linton, Indiana9:00 AM5:00 PMSat: 9:00am - 5:00pm, Sunday 9am-3:00pm

Vendors offer items related to re-enactment clothing, tools, knives, black powder necessities, accoutrements, books, and many hand-made items for your enjoyment.
200 Years on the Ohio, 1740-19409-17-20169-18-2016Riverside, the Farnsley-Moreman10:00 AM4:00 PMFrom the arrival of the first Virginia expeditions to the eve of the Second World War and everything in between, bring your quality impression of choice from 1740-1940 and create a walk through time for visitors. With 2 miles of Ohio River shoreline at our disposal, we are in no danger of running out of space and are always open to new ideas. If there's something you've been wanting to try that doesn't fit into the confines of other events, let us see what we can do for you here. A ca. 1837 historic home is the focal point of the property and there will be an 1862 baseball game on the River for all to enjoy. Free coffee and pastry Saturday and Sunday morning for reenactors camping on site.
Locust Grove 18th Century Market Fair10-29-201610-30-2016Historic Locust Grove, 561 Blankenbaker Lane, Louisville, KY 4020710:00 AM4:30 PMThe last home of George Rogers Clark comes to life with the military, civilians, demonstrations, entertainment, food, beverage, and quality shopping of 1775-1789. Locust Grove is a national historic landmark and boasts a ca. 1792 brick mansion, 55 acres, and a series of authentic, functional, reconstructed outbuildings where the originals stood over 200 years ago.
Women on the Frontier04-16-201604-17-2016Fort Boonesborough State Park9:00 AM5:00 PMReenactors can set up on Friday. Programming open to reenactors and the general public. All welcome. Activities to include building shelters, foodways, 18th century gardening, book signings by prominent authors relating to pioneer women, and more.
Colonial Trade Faire06-04-201606-05-2016Oldham County History Center, La Grange, Ky 10:00 AM4:00 PMAn outdoor 18th century trade faire, complete with demonstations, first-person interpretations, settler camp, sutlers, and KY authors. Held in conjunction with Arts on the Green, a huge juried arts event that brings lots of visitors to town.