The second annual Perry County Fair was held June 16, 17 and 18. The Confederate submarine Hunley replica was there, and we had skirmishes throughout the event, as well as blacksmith demonstrations, saltmaking, and Abe Lincoln.
SKBA hosted a free blacksmith class for teenagers on June 22. Students made a set of tools- poker, rake, water can, etc. SKBA provided the metal at no charge, and the reenactment had a pizza party for lunch. Everyone had a ball, and looked forward to more classes. Willis Strong was the instructor.
We are taking dorm room reservations. Rates are $30 for one day or Thursday through Sunday morning. We provide sheets, pillow cases, towels and bathcloths. Contact Kerry Crutcher at (606) 653-8591, or email@example.com for a reservation.
August 6-7 Little Shepherd Theater, Jenkins
August ? Big Hill
August 19-21 Richmond
September ? Middle Creek
September 17-18 Barbourville
October 7-9 Perryville
October 14-16 Wildcat
October 21-23 Battle of Leatherwood
A lady in Knott County donated a horse-drawn hay rake. Such public support helps the Battle of Leatherwood/Brashearville site to grow.
We recently acquired an old-time spinning wheel. It is of a type patented about 1802, powered by hand, used while standing, for spinning wool. Some ladies at the recent Red River Museum agreed to demonstrate it for us on Education Day and during the reenactment.
The blacksmith shop now has a sign. It enhances and identifies the building.
The Southeastern Kentucky Blacksmiths Association will meet at the General Store Tuesday, July 19, 6 pm. Bring a covered dish for a potluck dinner.
Our next business meeting will be on July 17, 2016 at 3 pm at the General Store.