Living history weekend set at Marble Springs
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Marble Springs State Historic Site will be hosting a weekend of Living History in celebration of the life and times of the first governor of Tennessee, John Sevier, in commemoration of his 268th birthday.

John Sevier Days Living History Weekend will take place Saturday, Sept. 21, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 22, from noon to 5 p.m.

You can expect to enjoy 18th century demonstrations such as open-hearth cooking; spinning and weaving, blacksmithing, weapons demonstrations, which will showcase tomahawks and period-appropriate firearms; 18th century style militia drills; regional craft demonstrations, historic lectures and more.

The Nolichucky Pictures production of the award-winning “The Mysterious Lost State of Franklin” will be on view through the weekend. Food, drinks, and special treats will be available.

Admission is $5 per adult (16 and over); $3 per child (7-15); 6 and under free; and parking is free. All proceeds benefit the mission of preservation and education of the Marble Springs State Historic Site.

Programming assistance for this event is provided by the Arts & Heritage Fund and Knox County.