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Rocky Mount State Historic Site

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200 Hyder Hill Rd.
Piney Flats, TN 37686 United States
(423) 538-7396 www.rockymountmuseum.com

July 2018

Rocky Mount State Historic Site: An Old Fashioned Independence

July 4, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Rocky Mount State Historic Site, 200 Hyder Hill Rd.
Piney Flats, TN 37686 United States
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$10

Rocky Mount State Historic Site will host its annual “An Old Fashioned Independence” on Wednesday, July 4th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This event showcases how people in 1791 celebrated the birth of their nation and the independence they fought so hard to secure. Join the Cobb family and friends as they talk about their involvement in the Revolutionary War and the victory of the Overmountain Men. There will be a special program in the afternoon including a reading…

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Jonesborough Storytellers Guild: Graveyard Tales

July 21, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rocky Mount State Historic Site, 200 Hyder Hill Rd.
Piney Flats, TN 37686 United States
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Jonesborough Storytellers Guild: Graveyard Tales

July 21, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Rocky Mount State Historic Site, 200 Hyder Hill Rd.
Piney Flats, TN 37686 United States
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$5

Graveyard Tales Return to Rocky Mount July 22 The Jonesborough Storytellers Guild returns to Rocky Mount State Historic Site with the notorious and spooky Graveyard Tales on Saturday, July 21at 7 p.m. Do you love hearing scary stories? Why wait until Halloween? Four fabulous storytellers (David Joe Miller, Betty Ann Polaha, Judy  “Butterfly” Farlow and Tama Lunceford) from the oldest continuing storytelling group in the nation—the Jonesborough Storytellers Guild—will be sure to put a chill in the air on a…

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October 2018

Rocky Mount State Historic Site’s Fall Family Festival

October 13, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Rocky Mount State Historic Site, 200 Hyder Hill Rd.
Piney Flats, TN 37686 United States
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$10

Rocky Mount's special event "Fall Family Festival" will take place on Saturday, Oct. 13th from 11-4. "Fall Family Festival" is Rocky Mount's inaugural fall event celebrating the harvest season with family fun. It is the perfect time to experience the beauty of fall at Rocky Mount. Come out and enjoy the cooler weather and the changing colors of the leaves. Family activities will include games and sack races and craft classes. Craft classes will include pumpkin painting, candle making, soap…

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November 2018

Rocky Mount Candlelight Christmas

November 30, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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$12

ROCKY MOUNT STATE HISTORIC SITE’S “A CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS” TO OCCUR FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS NOVEMBER 30TH & DECEMBER 1ST AND DECEMBER 7TH & DECEMBER 8TH. NOTE TO MEDIA: Rocky Mount Staff believe that this is a potential feature story. Interpreters are available for interviews on site or in studio. In addition, please note that on Monday, Nov. 26th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rocky Mount will be decorating the historic site in preparation for Christmas tours. ROCKY MOUNT’S “A CANDLELIGHT…

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December 2018

Rocky Mount Candlelight Christmas

December 1, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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One event on December 7, 2018 at 4:30 pm

One event on December 8, 2018 at 4:30 pm

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$12

ROCKY MOUNT STATE HISTORIC SITE’S “A CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS” TO OCCUR FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS NOVEMBER 30TH & DECEMBER 1ST AND DECEMBER 7TH & DECEMBER 8TH. NOTE TO MEDIA: Rocky Mount Staff believe that this is a potential feature story. Interpreters are available for interviews on site or in studio. In addition, please note that on Monday, Nov. 26th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rocky Mount will be decorating the historic site in preparation for Christmas tours. ROCKY MOUNT’S “A CANDLELIGHT…

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Rocky Mount Candlelight Christmas

December 7, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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One event on December 1, 2018 at 4:30 pm

One event on December 7, 2018 at 4:30 pm

One event on December 8, 2018 at 4:30 pm

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$12

ROCKY MOUNT STATE HISTORIC SITE’S “A CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS” TO OCCUR FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS NOVEMBER 30TH & DECEMBER 1ST AND DECEMBER 7TH & DECEMBER 8TH. NOTE TO MEDIA: Rocky Mount Staff believe that this is a potential feature story. Interpreters are available for interviews on site or in studio. In addition, please note that on Monday, Nov. 26th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rocky Mount will be decorating the historic site in preparation for Christmas tours. ROCKY MOUNT’S “A CANDLELIGHT…

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Rocky Mount Candlelight Christmas

December 8, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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One event on December 1, 2018 at 4:30 pm

One event on December 7, 2018 at 4:30 pm

One event on December 8, 2018 at 4:30 pm

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$12

ROCKY MOUNT STATE HISTORIC SITE’S “A CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS” TO OCCUR FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS NOVEMBER 30TH & DECEMBER 1ST AND DECEMBER 7TH & DECEMBER 8TH. NOTE TO MEDIA: Rocky Mount Staff believe that this is a potential feature story. Interpreters are available for interviews on site or in studio. In addition, please note that on Monday, Nov. 26th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rocky Mount will be decorating the historic site in preparation for Christmas tours. ROCKY MOUNT’S “A CANDLELIGHT…

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January 2019

Johnson City: Rocky Mount State Historic Site Winter Encampment

January 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Rocky Mount State Historic Site, 200 Hyder Hill Rd.
Piney Flats, TN 37686 United States
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$2.50 – $6

Join us Saturday, Jan. 19 from 10-4 for a winter encampment with the 79th NY Highlanders, a Civil War regiment. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, and $2.50 for children 5-17. Children under 5 are admitted free. Come see another side of history!

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March 2019

Rocky Mount State Historic Site Opening Day

March 5 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Rocky Mount State Historic Site, 200 Hyder Hill Rd.
Piney Flats, TN 37686 United States

  Rocky Mount State Historic Site will open on Tuesday, March 5th  for its 57th year in operation. Rocky Mount is the historic farm of early settler William Cobb. And it was it was the capital of the Southwest Territory (the predecessor of the State of Tennessee) when Governor William Blount stayed with the Cobb Family from late 1790 through early 1792. Today, this 37-acre living history museum presents the life and times of early Northeast Tennesseans in the late…

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Rocky Mount State Historic Site: Wooly Day and Garden Arts Festival

March 14
Rocky Mount State Historic Site, 200 Hyder Hill Rd.
Piney Flats, TN 37686 United States
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$5 – $10

Rocky Mount State Historic Site will present its annual Wooly Day on April 13th along with the first Garden Arts Festival. “Wooly Day” features hand shearing of Rocky Mount’s flock of Cotswold sheep, wool processing techniques of the 18th century and other spring activities on a frontier farm. The “Garden Arts Festival” will be a celebration of all things gardening – from plants to handmade items for the home, garden and gardener, to delicious foods and informative talks and tours.…

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Rocky Mount State Historic Site: Mary Patton – Colonial Patriot

March 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Rocky Mount State Historic Site, 200 Hyder Hill Rd.
Piney Flats, TN 37686 United States
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In celebration of Women’s History Month, Rocky Mount Historical Association will present “Mary Patton – Colonial Patriot” a unique first-person presentation by Lisa Bennett at 6:00 pm. on Friday, March 22, at the Rocky Mount State Historic Site Massengill Museum.   Mary Patton first began manufacturing gunpowder with her husband, John, in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, in the mid-18th century. Eventually, this entrepreneurial couple moved to what is now Northeast Tennessee and opened a new powder mill on Powder Branch in…

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April 2019

Rocky Mount State Historic Site: Wooly Day Garden & Arts Festival

April 13
Rocky Mount State Historic Site, 200 Hyder Hill Rd.
Piney Flats, TN 37686 United States
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June 2019

Rocky Mount State Historic Site: Timeline Festival & Northeast Tennessee Heritage Fair

June 15 - June 16
Rocky Mount State Historic Site, 200 Hyder Hill Rd.
Piney Flats, TN 37686 United States
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The second annual Rocky Mount TimeLine & Heritage Festival will be held on June 15 & 16 at Rocky Mount State Historic Site. Co-sponsored by the Rocky Mount Historical Association and the Overmountain Victory Trail Association the festival will feature seven historic reenactor groups, seven heritage organizations in the region and a wide variety of activities for the whole family to enjoy. The festival runs from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both days HISTORIC RE-ENACTOR GROUPS will include: • 6th…

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July 2019

Rocky Mount State Historic Site: An Old Fashioned 4th of July

July 4
Rocky Mount State Historic Site, 200 Hyder Hill Rd.
Piney Flats, TN 37686 United States
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Rocky Mount State Historic Site: Graveyard Tales

July 20
Rocky Mount State Historic Site, 200 Hyder Hill Rd.
Piney Flats, TN 37686 United States
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August 2019

Jonesborough Storytellers Guild: Graveyard Tales

August 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Rocky Mount State Historic Site, 200 Hyder Hill Rd.
Piney Flats, TN 37686 United States
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$6 – $10

Graveyard Tales Returns to Rocky Mount on August 3   Real? Imagined? Who knows? Creepy tales unfold from within the graveyards of Jonesborough, famous for its storytellers and ghosts, with the Jonesborough Storytellers Guild on Aug. 3 at 7 p.m. at Rocky Mount State Historic Site.   The Guild is the oldest continuing group of storytellers in the nation, and celebrates 25 years with a special version of Graveyard Tales focused on scary stories the ghosts of Jonesborough’s graveyards must…

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September 2019

Rocky Mount State Historic Site: Home School Days

September 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on September 16, 2019 at 10:00 am

Rocky Mount State Historic Site, 200 Hyder Hill Rd.
Piney Flats, TN 37686 United States
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Home School Days will be taking place on Monday, September 9th & Monday, September 16th, 2019. This program allows home schooled children the opportunity to participate in Rocky Mount's Tour & Craft program without having to have a "classroom" sized group to come. The Historic Site will open for Living History Tours from 10-4 with a pause for lunch. Admission is $5 for everyone ages 5 and older, with a family rate of $20 for families of 5 or more.…

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Rocky Mount State Historic Site: Home School Days

September 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on September 16, 2019 at 10:00 am

Rocky Mount State Historic Site, 200 Hyder Hill Rd.
Piney Flats, TN 37686 United States
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Home School Days will be taking place on Monday, September 9th & Monday, September 16th, 2019. This program allows home schooled children the opportunity to participate in Rocky Mount's Tour & Craft program without having to have a "classroom" sized group to come. The Historic Site will open for Living History Tours from 10-4 with a pause for lunch. Admission is $5 for everyone ages 5 and older, with a family rate of $20 for families of 5 or more.…

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Rocky Mount State Historic Site: Overmountain Victory

September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rocky Mount State Historic Site, 200 Hyder Hill Rd.
Piney Flats, TN 37686 United States
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“An Overmountain Victory” on Sept. 24 at Rocky Mount In celebration of the 239 th anniversary of the Overmountain Men and their journey to the Battle of Kings Mountain, Rocky Mount State Historic will host “An Overmountain Victory” at 7:00 p.m. on September 24th . The Overmountain Victory Trail Association (OVTA) will present this special lamplight narration describing the daring attempt of local settlers and farmers to secure their independence by halting the westward expansion of the British & Loyalist…

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November 2019

Rocky Mount State Historic Site: An Evening with Bill Landry

November 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Rocky Mount State Historic Site, 200 Hyder Hill Rd.
Piney Flats, TN 37686 United States
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• November 8th: 7pm An Evening with Bill Landry Actor, director and author Bill Landry discusses his book, When the West Was Tennessee.  

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Rocky Mount:“When the West Was Tennessee: An Evening with Bill Landry”

November 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Rocky Mount State Historic Site, 200 Hyder Hill Rd.
Piney Flats, TN 37686 United States
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Rocky Mount Presents “When the West Was Tennessee: An Evening with Bill Landry” Come out to Rocky Mount on Friday, November 8th at 7:00 p.m. for a special evening program in which author, performer, and producer Bill Landry joins us to discuss his newest book, When the West Was Tennessee. Bill Landry has long been considered the voice of the region. In 1984 he became the host, narrator, and co-producer of "The Heartland Series," a short TV show about the…

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