The Clay City Red River Museum is in a fine old bank building, and has a great collection of mill stones, machinery, tools, and other things. I encourage everyone to become a supporting member for $15/yr. This money helps support their activities.
The Leatherwood-Blackey Clinic will host a health fair May 20. The BOL will join them, as we did last year. They will have several stations discussing health issues. Paul will have his coffin and discuss the consequences of neglecting your health.
At the April Knott County Fiscal Court meeting, we proposed to move the structures in good condition to the battlefield in order to preserve them.
Some buildings have been neglected too long.
Our 2016 rack cards are on order, and we will begin distributing them shortly.
April 27, we poured concrete slabs on under the wings of the blacksmith shop. This will provide a stable foundation for more forges, and a storage area. Thanks to Home Lumber Concrete for their generous donation of concrete, and to the Perry County Fiscal Court for rebar.
Here's pictures of the guys working on it. We also poured a ramp for the swinging bridge.
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. Now, we have to find some sheep for the wool.
The Southeastern Kentucky Blacksmiths Association will meet at the General Store Tuesday, May 17, 6 pm. Bring a covered dish for a potluck dinner.
Our next business meeting will be on May 15, 2016 at 3 pm at the General Store.