KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – This holiday season, the public can take part in an open hearth cooking workshop and enjoy historic decorations during the Christmas Candlelight Tours all hosted at Marble Springs State Historic Site.
Guests can take an Open Hearth Cooking Workshop 10 a.m. Dec. 2. This hands-on workshop will help you get ready for the holidays with the preparation of a Tiny Purse fruit popover. Copies of the recipe and cooking instructions will be provided.
Space is limited to 10 guests, so make your reservations early. Reservations must be made by Wednesday, Nov. 29. The fee is $20 per person. Parking is free. To register for the workshop or to find out more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 865-573-5508.
Additionally, Marble Springs State Historic Site is proud to present Christmas Candlelight Tours 4-8 p.m. Dec. 9. Experience the historic site through the soft glow of candle light. The historic buildings will be decorated with fresh greenery and lanterns.
Music, open hearth cooking, baked goods, and warm drinks will set your heart aglow with holiday spirit. Details are subject to change.
Admission is a suggested $3 donation.
For more information call 865-573-5508 or visit www.marblesprings.net.
Programing assistance is provided by Knox County. Marble Springs is funded under an agreement with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Tennessee Historical Commission, and supplemented by additional funds raised by the Governor John Sevier Memorial Association.
About Marble Springs State Historic Site
Marble Springs State Historic Site is the last remaining home of John Sevier. Born in Virginia in 1745, John Sevier made a name for himself as a Revolutionary War hero during the Battle of Kings Mountain (1780), as a key player & Governor of the short-lived State of Franklin (1784-1788), and ultimately was elected to serve as the first Governor of the State of Tennessee (1796).
Marble Springs was the approximate 350-acre farm that Sevier lived on from 1801-1815, the last years of his life. Sevier named his farm Marble Springs because of the Tennessee Pink Marble that was quarried on site and the natural springs that flowed on the property.
While visiting Marble Springs, you will have the opportunity to tour several historic structures that are designed to represent various aspects of John Sevier’s life & times. These structures include: the Tavern, Loom House, Smoke House, Spring House, and the John Sevier Cabin and detached kitchen.
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