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March 2020

Fossil & Artifact ID Night

March 31 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hands On! Discovery Center, 1212 Suncrest Drive
Gray, TN 37615 United States
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Tuesday, March 31st, 4-6pm - Fossil & Artifact ID Night You don't have to be a paleontologist to find fossils, but identifying them is a different story.  Bring in any kind of rock, fossil, artifact, or mineral and scientists at the museum will provide space for the study of these finds. There will be an archaeologist, paleontologist, and geologist on site. The event is free and open to the public but does not include admission to exhibits.

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April 2020

Carter Mansion Celebration and 18th Century Militia Muster

April 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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Carter Mansion Celebration and 18th Century Militia Muster Saturday, April 4                                                                    10:00 am – 4:00 pm Join us for a day of history, traditional arts and family fun as we celebrate the oldest frame house in Tennessee, and the historically prominent Carter family. Travel back to the 1780’s and tour the Carter Mansion. Witness living history reenactors demonstrating aspects of 18th century life and see local craftsmen showcase traditional skills. This event is free and open to the public. The Carter Mansion is…

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Jonesborough: Easter Eggstravaganza

April 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Downtown Jonesborough, 116 W Main St
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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Hop on over to Downtown Jonesborough for our Easter Eggstravaganza event on Saturday, April 4 from 1– 3 p.m. Taking place throughout Jimmy Neil Smith Park behind the Storytelling Center and along Christopher Taylor Lane. There will be lots of fun and free activities including Meet the Easter Bunny and JRT Princesses, make an Easter craft and also enjoy free face painting and popcorn and more. Make sure you stick around for the egg hunt with over 2,000 candy and…

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19th century Dance with the Sabine Hill Social Society

April 5 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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An Afternoon of early 19th century Dance with the Sabine Hill Social Society Sunday, April 5                                                                       1:30 pm – 4:00 pm Beginners and seasoned dancers alike are all welcome!  The afternoon will include English Country Dance and early Appalachian dance techniques.  Meet in the Gathering Place in the park Visitors Center.

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Tomahawk Throwing Workshop

April 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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Tomahawk Throwing Workshop Tuesday, April 7                                                                     11:00 am – Noon Cost: $5.00                                                                              Max: 5 Pre-registration required - www.tnstateparks.com/parks/sycamore-shoals Choose “Upcoming Events” in left hand menu Master the unique frontier skill of tomahawk throwing by joining Ranger Jason Davis for a hands-on tutorial.  Topics will include proper technique and release, as well as versatile applications of tomahawk use in the outdoors. Please note this is not a self-defense class. No children younger than 12. Parents who wish to be present but…

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Little Miss Westie, documentary film

April 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Martha Street Culp Auditorium @ ETSU, 412 JL Seehorn Road
Johnson City, TN 37614 United States
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The documentary follows a year in the lives of siblings Luca and Ren as they navigate the struggles of school, puberty and gender transitioning. The Lil’ Miss Westie Pageant is coming up and 11-year-old Ren is busy preparing for the competition, as the first out transgender girl to compete in the pageant. Her older brother, Luca, competed in this local rite of passage before he came out as a transgender boy. Joy E. Reed, the film’s co-director and editor, will…

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Sabine Hill Guided Tour    

April 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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Sabine Hill Guided Tour       Thursday, April 16                                                                  1:00 pm Thursday, April 30                                                                 1:00 pm Adults - $8.00; Ages 7 to 17 years - $4.00; 6 and under free Tax included                                                                           Max:  20 Registration required - www.tnstateparks.com/parks/events/sycamore-shoals   Join Museum Curatorial Assistant 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…

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Rogersville Heritage Association Presents: Junk and Jam Vintage Market Day

April 18 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Downtown Rogersville, 107 E Main St #100
Rogersville, TN 37857 United States
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Rogersville Heritage Association Presents: Junk and Jam Vintage Market Day Saturday, April 18, 2020 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Vintage Market is a unique vintage inspired outdoor market featuring original mixed media art, antiques, antique inspired clothing and jewelry, repurposed finds, home décor, architectural salvage, outdoor furnishings, seasonal plantings, and consumable yummies. Vintage market is a unique opportunity to display you talent and passion. VENDORS For additional information or to request an application, please email director@rogersvilleheritage.org. Entry deadline is April…

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Spring Open House

April 18 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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Spring Open House Saturday, April 18                                                                  9:00 am – 3:00 pm Join us for the 1st Annual Spring Open House held in conjunction with the Annual Plant Auction. Visit with multiple organizations set up throughout the visitor center and on the park grounds including Master Gardeners, Jacob’s Nature Park, Rocky Fork State Park, our in-house butterfly/bird expert, Sabine Hill Social Society with historic games, and much more! Plan on a fun-filled day of indoor and outdoor spring time activities with…

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5th Annual ETSU Parks and Recreation Students “Interpretive Day”

April 18 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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5th Annual ETSU Parks and Recreation Students “Interpretive Day” Saturday, Aril 18 Carter Mansion Tour………….….…1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Fort Watauga Tour…………….…....2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Sycamore Shoals Arboretum Tour….4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Join students from ETSU as they conduct interpretive programs as part of a class project designed to provide hands-on learning opportunities for students while cultivating a lasting community stewardship for Sycamore Shoals. The public is cordially invited to participate with them as they share the special features…

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