KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – John Sevier Living History Day, the annual celebration of John Sevier, Tennessee’s first governor, takes place 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 29 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 duo, The Traveling Caudells will perform 18th- and 19th-century folk music in the afternoon. The Governor John Sevier Memorial Association Board of Directors will host a lunchtime food tent and SoKno Market will provide ice cream for purchase.
This year’s event will help join the past and present through a lecture on contemporary Appalachian homesteading with Patara and modern-day Cherokee demonstrations by Vickie Coatney Smith and family.
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. Wednesdays to Saturdays 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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