KNOXVILLE, TN – Sept. 4, 2019 – The annual celebration of the life and times of Tennessee’s first governor John Sevier takes place noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 22 at Marble Springs State Historic Site.
Visitors can interact with living historians as they interpret early pioneer and Native American culture through blacksmithing, cooking, weaving, colonial militia and weapons display, storytelling, music and more. Admission to the event is $5 for adults and $4 for seniors and children 5-17.
Musical historian Chip Bailey will perform and discuss 18th-century folk music throughout the day. This year’s event will feature the return of the popular cornhusking challenge and sack races. The trading post gift shop will be open for shopping.
Marble Springs State Historic site is the farm and last remaining home of John Sevier, Revolutionary War hero at the Battle of Kings Mountain and first governor of Tennessee. The site is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Guided tours of the cabins are available for a fee. The site is located at 1220 W. Gov. John Sevier Highway, Knoxville, TN 37920.
Marble Springs is funded under an agreement with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Tennessee Historical Commission, and supplemented by additional funds provided by Knox County and the Governor John Sevier Memorial Association.
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Joel Girt, Program Assistant