Trades Fair at the Homeplace

Trades Fair at The Homeplace 1850s
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Eagle Viewing Van Tour

When:  Jan. 25, 2020 - 2:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Where:  Golden Pond Visitor's Center - 238 Visitor Center Drive, Golden Pond
Contact:  (270) 924-2299

$15 per person. Registration limited. Reservation & full deposit required. Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars. Moderate walking may be required.

Winter is peak season for bald eagle viewing in Land Between the Lakes! Both our year-round resident eagles and visiting winter "snowbirds" are out looking for fish around the lakes. Join this van tour to discover favorite bays, shorelines, and roosting spots of bald eagles. We'll search for these majestic birds, as they soar through the sky and perch in the trees, and maybe even catch one in action hunting for fish! Our naturalists will help you spot eagles and other wildlife, as well as zoom in with spotting scopes for a closer look.

Old Time Skills Workshop - String Quilt Workshop

When:  Jan. 25, 2020 - 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where:  The Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace
Contact:  931-232-6457

$25.Registration and full deposit required. Limited to 10 participants. For more information and to reserve your space, call 270 924-2020. Recommended for ages 12 and up. Bring lunch. Last day to register is Friday, January 24, 2020. What could be more fun than making a quilt together on a cold winter's day? Perhaps learning an old technique of hand sewing a quilt block called 'string' quilting! In the 1850s, 'string' quilting technique was used to make a quilt block from small pieces of fabric that were hand sewn on to paper. The pattern we are using is based on a historic string quilt from our collection called 'spider web'. All the skills from piecing quilt tops to perfecting the hand quilting stitch will be taught by the Homeplace staff quilters. During this four hour workshop, you will learn this unique method of piecing a string quilt. Later, add a batting and backing and learn the traditional quilting stitch to create a table runner. Choose your favorite fabric from the Homeplace reproduction cloth stash to make a block that is uniquely you! Then, learn simple hand sewing stitches to 'hand piece' your quilt block. Later you will add the batting and backing material and learn the traditional quilting stitch. All supplies are provided. Take home a string quilt 'spider web' block table runner! String quilt blocks are so fun to sew that you will want to make several more and create an heirloom quilt that will be enjoyed by your descendants for years to come

Family-Friendly Eagle Viewing Van Tour

When:  Jan. 26, 2020 - 2:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Where:  Golden Pond Visitor's Center - 238 Visitor Center Drive, Golden Pond
Contact:  (270) 924-2299

$15 per person. Registration limited. Reservation & full deposit required. Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars. Moderate walking may be required.

Winter is peak season for bald eagle viewing in Land Between the Lakes! Both our year-round resident eagles and visiting winter "snowbirds" are out looking for fish around the lakes. Join this van tour to discover favorite bays, shorelines, and roosting spots of bald eagles. We'll search for these majestic birds, as they soar through the sky and perch in the trees, and maybe even catch one in action hunting for fish! Our naturalists will help you spot eagles and other wildlife, as well as zoom in with spotting scopes for a closer look.

Fort Henry Anniversary Program

When:  Feb. 1, 2020 - 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. & 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Where:  Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover
Contact:  (931) 232-6457

$5/$3 Registration limited. Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space. Registration and full deposit required. Invited historian: Susan 'Ski' Witzofsky. 156 years ago, Land Between the Rivers was bracing for war. Confederate forces occupied Fort Henry with federal forces moving up the Tennessee River. In The Homeplace theater, through period images and maps, learn about Fort Henry, its impact on the Civil War, and its legacy. Later, gather at Fort Henry Trail Parking area for a guided walk and relive the siege.

Eagles of Northern LBL Van Tour

When:  Feb. 1, 2020 - 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where:  North Welcome Station - 1820 The Trace, Grand Rivers
Contact:  (270) 924-2299

$15 per person. Registration limited. Reservation & full deposit required. Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars. Moderate walking may be required. Discover favorite bays, shorelines, and roosting spots of bald eagles on the north end of Land Between the Lakes. We'll search for these majestic birds both in and outside of LBL visiting one of the local dams as the eagles soar through the sky and perch in the trees, and maybe even catch one in action hunting for fish! We'll help you spot eagles in the field and zoom in for closer looks with spotting scopes.

Eagle Viewing Van Tour

When:  Feb. 2, 2020 - 2:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Where:  Golden Pond Visitor's Center - 238 Visitor Center Drive, Golden Pond
Contact:  (270) 924-2299

$15 per person. Registration limited. Reservation & full deposit required. Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars. Moderate walking may be required.

Winter is peak season for bald eagle viewing in Land Between the Lakes! Both our year-round resident eagles and visiting winter "snowbirds" are out looking for fish around the lakes. Join this van tour to discover favorite bays, shorelines, and roosting spots of bald eagles. We'll search for these majestic birds, as they soar through the sky and perch in the trees, and maybe even catch one in action hunting for fish! Our naturalists will help you spot eagles and other wildlife, as well as zoom in with spotting scopes for a closer look.

The Road Less Traveled: Van Tour

When:  Feb. 8, 2020 - 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Where:  Golden Pond Visitor's Center - 238 Visitor Center Drive, Golden Pond
Contact:  (270) 924-2299

$15 per person. Advanced registration required, by calling 270-924-2020. Let's search for some beautiful and unique Land Between the Lakes hidden treasures. During this van tour, we'll explore the "nooks and crannies" of LBL, discovering wildlife hotspots, scenic vistas, and historic jewels tucked away in the landscape. Wildlife photographers Gross Magee and Denise Boaz will come along to provide instruction and share their experiences to take that perfect photo.

Old Time Skills Workshop - Beginning Spinners Workshop

When:  Feb. 8, 2020 - 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where:  The Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace
Contact:  931-232-6457

$25. Registration and full deposit required. Limited to 10 participants. For more information and to reserve your space, call 270-924-2020. Recommended for ages 12 and up. Bring lunch. Last day for reservations is Friday, February 7, 2020. Learn the ancient craft of spinning in this four hour beginner's workshop, taught by traditional fiber artist and Homeplace historical interpreter Cindy Earls. Class members will learn the basic techniques of spinning using a drop spindle and then how to prepare wool and other fibers for spinning. Once you have mastered the spinning technique on the spindle, try your hand spinning on a treadle and walking spinning wheel. Also included is a discussion about natural dyeing. A drop spindle and Homeplace wool for practice are yours to keep. For knitters or crocheters there is nothing better than using your own hand spun yarn. All supplies are included in the cost.

The Road Less Traveled: Van Tour

When:  Feb. 15, 2020 - 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Where:  Golden Pond Visitor's Center - 238 Visitor Center Drive, Golden Pond
Contact:  (270) 924-2299

$15 per person. Advanced registration required, by calling 270-924-2020. Let's search for some beautiful and unique Land Between the Lakes hidden treasures. During this van tour, we'll explore the "nooks and crannies" of LBL, discovering wildlife hotspots, scenic vistas, and historic jewels tucked away in the landscape. Wildlife photographers Gross Magee and Denise Boaz will come along to provide instruction and share their experiences to take that perfect photo.