"BigTom" Sizemore of Little Leatherwood donated a set of mill stones. This is an excellent addition to Brashearville, and will make a fine display.
KY River Properties gave us a cash donation, and we thank them for it. The larger our budget, the more we can do.
The "Battle of Leatherwood" is a family-oriented event promoting a Civil War battle (which took place on the grounds), pioneer living, the history of our ancestors, genealogy, with, as President Lincoln said, "malice towards none," and we welcome supporters who wear either blue or gray- or neither. We try to entertain our visitors as well as educate them to the lifestyles of our ancestors when they came into this country.
The Southeastern Kentucky Blacksmiths Association will meet at the General Store Tuesday, January 19, 6 pm. Bring a covered dish for a potluck dinner.
We will meet Saturday, Jan. 16 at 9 am to work on individual projects. Bring something and pound on it.
The Battle of Leatherwood Board is involved in many things. Of course, our primary focus is to host a fine, family-oriented reenactment. As part of that, we conduct an Education Day for school kids in several counties, demonstrating Civil War activities and pioneer living. Ads and donations pay for this, so all a school needs is bus fare. We send speakers to schools upon request. We make molasses to demonstrate an old process, showing how our ancestors made their sweetener. And, we collect or build examples of architecture and pioneer living which could have been used by our ancestors when they moved into this country. We call this village Brashearville.
Our next business meeting will be on January 17, 2015 at 3 pm at the General Store. We will elect the 2016 Board and officers at the meeting.