We will have a booth at the Perry County Fair June 18,19 & 20. Mr. Lincoln will attend courtesy of Perry County Tourism. We will have exhibits, photos, and periodic skirmishes throughout the event.
The Leatherwood-Blackey Clinic held a health fair May 15. Several organizations had booths, including the clinic. They provided hot dogs, chili and cake for the visitors. Paul and Brenda Taulbee, John Peck and Kerry Crutcher represented the Battle of Leatherwood. We had a nice display including Dr. Miniard's old bottle collection. Paul's coffin was a big hit, as several people tried it on for size. John had William Cornett's dispatch case.
The Southeastern Kentucky Blacksmiths Association will meet at the General Store Tuesday, May 19, 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. It will have a huge wooden bellows. These pictures show it nearing completion.
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 Board meeting will be on May 31, 2015 at 3 pm at the General Store.