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.
We have two varieties of cane growing at the south end of the battlefield, and three varieties on Maces Creek. These pictures are from Maces Creek. Looks like we will have some large cane this year. Our stir off will be on October 10.
Rooms in the SRS dorm are now available. Cost is $30 for Friday and Saturday, with checkout Sunday morning. Click here to see a floor plan showing types of beds available. Contact Kerry Crutcher at 606 653-8591 or email@example.com
The replacement swinging bridge is under construction thanks to the Perry County Fiscal Court. The old bridge was washed away in the spring floods. The bridge is an underrated asset. They once were common, but are rare today. People enjoy walking on it and it connects the two parts of the park.
The Southeastern Kentucky Blacksmiths Association will meet at the General Store Tuesday, October 20, 6 pm. Bring a covered dish for a potluck dinner.
Anyone interested in blacksmithing is welcome.
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 October 18, 2015 at 3 pm at the General Store. This date may change to the second Sunday, in order for members to attend a reenactment.