February 1–26, 2020 @ Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area
ELIZABETHTON, TN — Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area hosts a variety of events.
Workshop: Quill Pens, Writing, & Letter Posting in the Early 19thCentury is hosted by the Sabine Hill Social Society and led by Chad Bogart Feb. 1 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. $10.Handwritten letters are almost a thing of the past. Join Museum Curator Chad Bogart and learn more about this nearly forgotten art form. See how to fashion feathers into writing instruments, learn about the different types of ink and paper used in early America, and discover how posting a letter in the early 19thcentury was much different than today.Register and pre-pay by calling the park at 423-543-5808.Ages 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult as the class uses sharp tools. The accompanying adult is not required to pay the class fee. Not recommended for children under 10 years of age.
Sabine Hill Guided Tour is held Feb. 5 and Feb. 19 at 1 p.m. The fee is $8 for adults — $8.00; $4 for ages 7 to 17 years; 6 and under free.Registration required, visitwww.tnstateparks.com/parks/events/sycamore-shoalsand choose “Upcoming Events” in the left hand menu
Join Museum Curatorial Assistant Chad Bogart for a guided tour of this stately home built by Mary Patton Taylor, widow of Brigadier General Nathaniel Taylor. The site has been described as one of the finest examples of Federal architecture in the State of Tennessee. During your tour you will have the opportunity to take in the colorful and architecturally detailed interior while learning about the influential Taylor family who called Sabine Hill home in the early 19th century.
Sabine Hill is located at 2328 West G Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643
Please note, only portable toilet facilities are available at this time.Accessibility to the home includes steps and an interior staircase. Tour may be subject to cancelation in the event of severely inclement weather.
Carter Mansion Tours are held Feb. 12 and 26 at 1 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults; $4 for ages 7 to 17 years; 6 and under admitted free.Registration required, visitwww.tnstateparks.com/parks/events/sycamore-shoals.
Join Ranger Davis for a tour of Tennessee’s oldest frame house. Discover the secrets of this elegant frontier home and learn the history of the family who built it between 1775 and 1780.The John and Landon Carter Mansion is located at1031 Broad Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643.Accessibility to the home includes steps and an interior staircase. Tour may be subject to cancelation in the event of severely inclement weather.