Sycamore Shoals Park February Calendar of Events
Published 4:13 pm Thursday, January 25, 2024
Several events have been scheduled during the month of February at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park. Among the events are:
– A Raised Bed Gardening Seminar Feb. 3 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon with presenter Ben Hunter. He will be sharing his techniques and tips for growing the garden of your dreams. Sponsored by the Northeast Tennessee Master Gardeners. Admission is free
– Auditions for Liberty: The Saga of Sycamore Shoals will be held Saturday, Feb. 3, from 2 to 5 p.m. for persons interested in performing in Tennessee’s official outdoor drama, which is the story of Sycamore Shoals as told by the Overmountain Men and Native Cherokee.
– Historical Games of Chance Sunday, Feb. 4, from 2 to 4 p.m. Enjoy an afternoon of early 19th Century indoor games. Several stations will be set up for cards and other contests of chance. Coffee and hot tea will be available along with an assortment of home-baked goodies. Sponsored by the Sabine Hill Social Society, the event is free and will be held in the Visitors Center.
– Curator Corner: Colonial Currency Saturday, Feb. 10, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Drop by the museum for a visit with museum curator Chad Bogart to learn about money in colonial America and how terms like “penny” and “quarter” are holdovers from the 18th century. See examples of both reproduction and authentic currency from the 1700s. Admission is free.
– Tunes of the Times Saturday, Feb. 10, from 2 to 3 p.m. Admission is $6, and registration is required. Life on the 18th Century frontier could be harsh and unpredictable. Many early settlers turned to music as a source of joy and entertainment. Join our museum curator Chad Bogart in the “Gathering Place” of the park visitor center for a glimpse into the musical heritage of the colonial frontier. See how music was a part of the everyday lives of colonial Americans and how the melting pot of early America influenced the songs and tunes we still enjoy today.
– Old-Time Music Jam Sunday, Feb. 25, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Enjoy the rich musical traditions of our region. Old-time musicians of all levels are welcome. Don’t play an instrument? Come anyway, kick back, and enjoy the tunes.