Volume 52, Number 5

twelve pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, January 29, 2015

Enjoy a glimpse of our past at Cordell Hull Folk Festival

Cordell Hull Birthplace State Park & the Friends of Cordell Hull are happy to announce the upcoming Cordell Hull Folk Festival May 24, 2008, beginning at 10 a.m. This year’s theme is “A Glimpse of Our Past: 1950 and before.” The day will include a variety of cultural and natural history events that relate to the way of life of the historic Upper Cumberland region.
Some of the many highlights of the day include Long Hunter and Civil War living history displays and traditional skill demonstrations such as basket making and quilting. Clogging, Native American dance, and a large variety of local and regional musicians will perform on the main stage throughout the day.
Local authors will also be on hand for book signing and there will be a children’s area with hands-on old fashioned games and toys. Nature events include guided trail hikes to popular Bunkum Cave, as well as wild-life programs on native birds of prey and reptiles.
The Folk Festival will also include a quilting contest this year, “Where is Grandma’s Quilt?” as well as a Best Period Dress contest which includes any costumes dating prior to 1950.
The Festival will round out with an enchanted evening of story- telling and acoustic music. Phenomenal local storyteller Jim Buck will acquaint us with local tales, and Nashville singer-songwriter Mark Elliott will share his amazing talents as we watch the sun go down.
For more information, visit www.cordellhullmuseum.com or call Robin Peeler at the park at (931) 864-3247.

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