We have a new exhibition of paintings and drawings by Kerry Crutcher on display at the General Store. Shown are a charcoal drawing of an Appalachian preacher, an old hat, George, an American Indian, and a still life copy after Kalf.
We have new postcards available at the General Store. One shows Willis Strong, member of the Ben Caudill Battery (and Camp of the SCV) after firing his cannon, and another shows two girls watching an artillery demonstration from a rail fence. We have had many requests for reproductions of our pictures, and postcards provide a cheap souvenir.
We posted our 2015 calendar of events. General Lee graciously provided most of the information. Please contact me with information about events not listed. Many local web sites have not been updated with 2015 information. The calendar can be accessed from the permanent menu link under Leatherwood/Calendar, or by the temporary link here.
Our annual business card/calendar is in, and available at the
General Store. Pick some up and hand them out to your friends.
Everyone needs a calendar this time of year.
We have a video of 2013 and 2014 battles, music by Steve Ball, and aerial photography by mtbaerial.com on a DVD. Ron Robinson rides again in the video. It may be seen at http://youtu.be/nPDaQ3F5F8E HD DVDs are available for $20 from http://mtbaerial.com/product-category/dvd-battle-of-leatherwood-2014 Some DVDs are available at the General Store. Contact the webmaster for purchase.
This group, which hosts the Wildcat reenactment, is sponsoring an evening of entertainment similar to many celebrations held 150 years ago when people heard the Civil War was over. They will provide a catered dinner, live entertainment and dancing on April 11, 2015, beginning at 6 pm at the London Community Center, 529 S. Main St., London, KY
Tickets must be obtained in advance- a single ticket is $35, and a couple cost $50. Mail a check to Laurel Home Guard, 90 Deborah Lane, Lily, KY 40740.
The Southeastern Kentucky Blacksmiths Association will meet at the General Store Tuesday, February 17, 6 pm. Bring a covered dish for a potluck dinner.
Anyone interested in blacksmithing is welcome.
We are constructing a stone forge as a permanent forge in the blacksmith shop. These pictures show it nearing completion.
Our next meeting will be on February 15, 2015 at 3 pm at the General Store. This will be an "eat'n meet'n" so bring a covered dish.