Spring knap-in scheduled Saturday at Sycamore Shoals Park

Published 10:21 am Tuesday, May 28, 2024

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Knapping – with a “K” – has nothing to do with sleep! However, it has everything to do with tools, especially stone tools.

The spring knap-in scheduled Saturday at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park will provide the public with an opportunity to watch skilled craftspeople make arrow points, spear points, and other early survival tools. There will also be demonstrations of how to make an arrow and atlatl during the day.

Admission is free.

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Also coming up Saturday at the park is a National Trails Day Hike. Portions of the walk will include ground that may not be flat or solid for people with mobility challenges. Those participating are asked to meet in the picnic area beside the visitors center at 10 a.m. The program is subject to cancellation due to inclement weather. 

The hike is free, but registration is required.

English country dancing will be held Saturday from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at Sabine Hill.

Dancing was a very popular social pastime in early America. Beginners and seasonal dancers alike are all welcome to learn early 19th century dances. The dances will be held in the Visitors Center Gathering Room of Sabine Hill. The afternoon of dances is open to anyone with or without experience or a partner.