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Published 12:39 pm Thursday, January 13, 2022

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
January 6
Carter Mansion Guided Tour – 1 – 2 p.m. – Price is $0.00 6 and under, $5.00 Ages 7 to 17 and $9.00 for adults. Register for the event. Meet at Historic John and Landon Carter Mansion 1031 Broad Street, Elizabethan, TN. 37643.
Join Park Ranger Cory Franklin for a tour of Tennessee’s oldest frame house! Enjoy the detailed 18th century interiors, hand carved moldings, and overmantle paintings as you visit this elegant frontier home built by Col. John Carter between 1775 and 1780. Accessibility to the home includes steps and an interior staircase. Tour may be subject to cancelation in the event of severely inclement weather.

January 7
Sabine Hill Guided Tour – 1 – 2 p.m. – Price is $0.00 6 and under, $5.00 Ages 7 to 17 and $9.00 for adults. Register for the event. Meet at Sabine Hill Historic Site.
Join Park Ranger Cory Franklin for a guided tour of this stately home built by Mary Patton Taylor, widow of Brigadier General Nathaniel Taylor. The site has been described as one of the finest examples of Federal architecture in the State of Tennessee. During your tour you will have the opportunity to take in the colorful and architecturally detailed interior while learning about the influential Taylor family who called Sabine Hill home in the early 19th century. Sabine Hill is located at 2328 West G Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643
Please note, only portable toilet facilities are available at this time. Accessibility to the home includes steps and an interior staircase. Tour may be subject to cancelation in the event of severely inclement weather.

January 8
Old Christmas at Fort Watauga – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Meet at Fort Watauga. Christmas isn’t over yet! Christmas in Colonial America was a twelve day celebration ending on January 5th, or “Twelfth Night”. European migrants brought Old World holiday traditions to America, from the Dutch Sinterklaas to the Twelve Days of Christmas. Discover the European roots of our modern holiday celebrations. Contact the park for detailed schedule.

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January 9
Old Christmas at Fort Watauga – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Meet at Fort Watauga. Christmas isn’t over yet! Christmas in Colonial America was a twelve day celebration ending on January 5th, or “Twelfth Night”. European migrants brought Old World holiday traditions to America, from the Dutch Sinterklaas to the Twelve Days of Christmas. Discover the European roots of our modern holiday celebrations. Contact the park for detailed schedule.

Wattage Valley Art League Meeting and Guest Speaker – 1:30 p.m. Meet at Park Visitor Center. All are welcome to join our area artists for their monthly meeting, highlighted by an art related presentation. This month Mr. Travis Graves, Chairman of the ETSU Art Department, will be presenting on sculptures.

January 13
Sabine Hill Guided Tour – 1 – 2 p.m. – Price is $0.00 6 and under, $5.00 Ages 7 to 17 and $9.00 for adults. Register for the event. Meet at Sabine Hill Historic Site.
Join Park Ranger Jason Davis for a guided tour of this stately home built by Mary Patton Taylor, widow of Brigadier General Nathaniel Taylor. The site has been described as one of the finest examples of Federal architecture in the State of Tennessee. During your tour you will have the opportunity to take in the colorful and architecturally detailed interior while learning about the influential Taylor family who called Sabine Hill home in the early 19th century. Sabine Hill is located at 2328 West G Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643
Please note, only portable toilet facilities are available at this time. Accessibility to the home includes steps and an interior staircase. Tour may be subject to cancelation in the event of severely inclement weather.

January 15
Audition for Liberty! The Saga of Sycamore Shoals – 1 -5 p.m. Register for the event. Meet at Park Visitor Center. Interested in performing in Tennessee’s official outdoor drama? We invite you to audition for this fun and unique interpretation of the American Revolution as told by the Overmountain Men: colonists who defied British law and settled on Cherokee lands. Our 2022 performances will be held in June this year, so mark your calendars now!
2022 Performance Dates:
Friday & Saturday: June 3rd & 4th; and June 10th & 11th
Thursday, Friday & Saturday: June 16th, 17th, & 18th; and June 23rd, 24th, & 25th
Please call park office for more details.

January 16
Fellowship English Country Dancing – 1:30 – 4 p.m. Meet at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park Visitor Center. Beginners and seasoned dancers alike are all welcome! The afternoon will include the opportunity to learn dances from the early 19th century. No cost to attend. Open to anyone, with or without experience or a partner. Meet in the Visitor Center. Sponsored by the Sabine Hill Social Society.

January 17
Carter Mansion Guided Tour – 1 – 2 p.m. – Price is $0.00 6 and under, $5.00 Ages 7 to 17 and $9.00 for adults. Register for the event. Meet at Historic John and Landon Carter Mansion 1031 Broad Street, Elizabethan, TN. 37643.
Join Park Ranger Jason Davis for a tour of Tennessee’s oldest frame house! Enjoy the detailed 18th century interiors, hand carved moldings, and overmantle paintings as you visit this elegant frontier home built by Col. John Carter between 1775 and 1780. Accessibility to the home includes steps and an interior staircase. Tour may be subject to cancelation in the event of severely inclement weather.

January 22
Sabine Hill Guided Tour – 11 a.m. – 12 Noon. – Price is $0.00 6 and under, $5.00 Ages 7 to 17 and $9.00 for adults. Register for the event. Meet at Sabine Hill Historic Site.
Join Museum Curator Chad Bogart for a guided tour of this stately home built by Mary Patton Taylor, widow of Brigadier General Nathaniel Taylor. The site has been described as one of the finest examples of Federal architecture in the State of Tennessee. During your tour you will have the opportunity to take in the colorful and architecturally detailed interior while learning about the influential Taylor family who called Sabine Hill home in the early 19th century. Sabine Hill is located at 2328 West G Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643
Please note, only portable toilet facilities are available at this time. Accessibility to the home includes steps and an interior staircase. Tour may be subject to cancelation in the event of severely inclement weather.

January 23
Audition for Liberty! The Saga of Sycamore Shoals – 1 -5 p.m. Register for the event. Meet at Park Visitor Center. Interested in performing in Tennessee’s official outdoor drama? We invite you to audition for this fun and unique interpretation of the American Revolution as told by the Overmountain Men: colonists who defied British law and settled on Cherokee lands. Our 2022 performances will be held in June this year, so mark your calendars now!
2022 Performance Dates:
Friday & Saturday: June 3rd & 4th; and June 10th & 11th
Thursday, Friday & Saturday: June 16th, 17th, & 18th; and June 23rd, 24th, & 25th
Please call park office for more details.

Old Time Music Jam – Led by Art Lang – 1:30 – 4 p.m. – Meet at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park Visitor Center. Enjoy the rich musical traditions of our region each month. Old time musicians of all levels are welcome. Don’t play and instrument? Come on over, kick back, and enjoy the tunes!

Carter Mansion Guided Tour – 2 – 3 p.m. – Price is $0.00 6 and under, $5.00 Ages 7 to 17 and $9.00 for adults. Register for the event. Meet at Historic John and Landon Carter Mansion 1031 Broad Street, Elizabethan, TN. 37643.
Join Museum Curator Chad Bogart for a tour of Tennessee’s oldest frame house! Enjoy the detailed 18th century interiors, hand carved moldings, and overmantle paintings as you visit this elegant frontier home built by Col. John Carter between 1775 and 1780. Accessibility to the home includes steps and an interior staircase. Tour may be subject to cancelation in the event of severely inclement weather.

Roan Mountain State Park
Friday, January 7
Craft Night – 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Price is Free. Register for the event. Meet at the Conference Center. Whether you’re into needlework, fiber arts, hot glue, or something completely original, we’d love to meet you! We’ll be gathering in the conference center to socialize & work on our various craft projects. The timeline of the gathering is loose, so don’t worry if you can’t come right at 5pm, just stop by anytime after 5pm.
Bring your latest project to work on and a treat to share! The park will provide tables, chairs, a fire & hot coffee.

Saturday, January 8
Historic Weapon Range: The Atlatl – 3 – 4:30 p.m. – Price is $8.00 and register for the event. Meet at Picnic Shelter 3 in the Campground. Learn the art of science of the historical ranged hunting weapon, the atlatl, with Park Ranger Phil Hylen starting at 3:00PM on Saturday, January 8th at Picnic Shelter 3 in the Campground. Participants will step onto our histori weapons range to try their hand at hunting the pre-historic way.
This program is limited to 15 participants with a registration fee of $8.00 per person. This is an outdoor program, so be sure to dress for cold and possible rainy weather.

Friday, January 14, Saturday January 15, Sunday, January 16
Logan with Wendy: Building a Winter Fire – 7 p.m. – Price is $12.00 and register for the event. Meet at the Conference Center. Join yoga instructor Wendy Smith for a relaxing fireside yoga & guided meditation experience. Each workshop is suitable for yogis of all levels and hosted in the Roan Mountain State Park Conference Center.
Yoga sessions will be offered 4 times over the weekend:
– Friday, January 14th at 7pm
– Saturday, January 15th at 10am – 11:20 am
– Saturday, January 15th at 7pm
– Sunday, January 16th at 10am
– Bring an open mind, a water bottle & your favorite yoga mat (if you have one, we’ll also have loaners). Class size is limited to 12 participants. Current CDC recommendations regarding social distancing will be followed.

Each workshop is $12 per person.Really need to get away? Make a weekend of it and enjoy staying in one of our cabins: https://reserve.tnstateparks.com/roan-mountain/cabins

Saturday, January 22
Peg Leg Mine GeoVenture – 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Price is $10.00 and register for the event. Register for the event. Join us on Saturday, January 22nd from 10:00 – 11:30AM at the Visitor Center porch to explore the iron mining history of Roan Mountain while exploring the old Peg Leg Mine on a 0.5 mile hike led by Park Ranger Phil Hylen. Guests will see what makes Roan Mountain so attractive to explorers across the world while earning your very own ore and geodes to break open.
This program is limited to 10 individuals with a registration cost of $10.00 per person. Guests are encouraged to wear good hiking shoes and dress for cold and possible wet weather.

Saturday, January 29
Winter Tree Finding – 10 – 11:30 a.m. Price is $10.00/Participant + Book. Register for the event. Meet at Camper Check-In. It can be tricky to identify tree species after the leaves have fallen, but there are other clues we can use to help us. Join Ranger O’Day for a winter walk in the woods and learn how to identify common trees in winter by looking at twigs, bark, and other features. We’ll travel along the Fred Behrend trail for less than two miles, stopping along the way to discuss what we find.
Dress for the weather with sturdy shoes & bring a daypack with water and a snack. Registrants will also receive a copy of “Winter Tree Finder” by May Theilgaard Watts & Tom Watts.

Saturday, February 12
Winter Tree Finding – 2 – 3:30 p.m. – Price is $10.00/Participant + Book and register for the event. Meet at Camper Check – In. It can be tricky to identify tree species after the leaves have fallen, but there are other clues we can use to help us. Join Ranger O’Day for a winter walk in the woods and learn how to identify common trees in winter by looking at twigs, bark, and other features. We’ll travel along the Fred Behrend trail for less than two miles, stopping along the way to discuss what we find.
Dress for the weather with sturdy shoes & bring a daypack with water and a snack. Registrants will also receive a copy of “Winter Tree Finder” by May Theilgaard Watts & Tom Watts.