Some of the Board members helped a couple days at the Perry County Tourism Booth at the State Fair. We had the same interactive display we give to schools, with a cannon ball, bullets, and haversack contents that people could touch and discuss.
The Perry County Tourism booth was very busy. People were attracted to our period dress, discussions and handouts. We promoted elk viewing, the Mother Goose house, and camping, in addition to our reenactment.
We have rooms available at the Stewart Robinson School/Cavalry College dorm. Cost is $30 for Oct. 24-26, Friday-Sunday or any one day. Some rooms have a double bed, some have two singles. Availability is first come first served. Call Gary Begley for reservations- (606) 438-0494.
Greg Bentley will cook breakfast for the sutlers and reenactors on Saturday, October 25. These photos show him slicing onions and cooking a skillet with 13 pounds of potatoes and a pot of soup beans at Thunder on the Mountain.
Our cane patches are progressing nicely. This shot shows the Maces Creek field, some of which is producing seed heads already. The stalks at the battlefield cane patch are smaller, as they were planted later, but are doing well also.
Work on the blacksmith shop progresses well. Some very talented volunteers are helping. This will be a nice addition to the battlefield and Brashearville.
Kerry Crutcher is showing a painting, etching and some drawings in the General Store. Click here for a link to larger images.
The Southeastern Kentucky Blacksmiths Association will meet at the General Store Tuesday, September 16, at 6 pm. Bring a covered dish for a pot luck dinner.
Anyone interested in blacksmithing is welcome.
Our next meeting will be August 24, 2014 at 3 pm at the General Store.