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Sycamore Shoals State Park: Scrimshaw

August 15, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am

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One event on August 15, 2021 at 2:00 pm

Sunday August 15 th
10:30 a.m. “Scrimshaw, what is that?” –Join Slade Nakoff as he discusses the 18 th century
pass time art of scrimshaw and its history as well as demonstrating different techniques and
methods. Meet in front of the fort. Duration: 30 minutes.

Sunday August 15 th continued
2:00 p.m. “Flint and steel fire starting” –Learn how to start a fire with flint and steel, which
is helpful for backpackers and hikers. Join seasonal interpretive ranger Matthew Simerly as he
shows you how to make a fire quickly and easily. Matthew will show you where to find fire
tinder in the woods and how to keep an ember alive until you can build a fire from it. Duration:
30-45 minutes.


August 15, 2021
10:30 am - 11:00 am
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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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