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      March 8, 2019

      Friday   7:00 PM

      West Elk Avenue
      Elizabethton, Tennessee 37643

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      The Overmountain Institute (2019)

      The Overmountain Institute (2019) Friday – Sunday, March 8, 9 & 10, 2019 Join us for a unique weekend dedicated to sharing in depth knowledge about life on the colonial frontier. Skilled heritage interpreters, living history educators, and expert craftsmen will bring life in the 18th century Watauga settlement to new light through a series of demonstrations, workshops, seminars, and hands on activities. Come away with a deeper understanding and appreciation for the lives, hardships and accomplishments of the early settlers and native Cherokee who called this area home over two centuries ago. Limit: 100 participantsFee: $50.00 Friday –6:00 – Doors Open 6:30 – Frontier Music 7:00 – “The Campaign to Kings Mountain” – A first-person account of the legendary Overmountain Men, and their decisive victory that turned the tide of the American Revolution. Presented by Steve Ricker, Program Director: Overmountain Victory Trail Association 8:00 – Reception 9:00 – Close Saturday –9:00 - “Nancy Ward” – Cherokee Beloved Woman: Presented by Jackie Fisher 10:00 - Medicinal Plants and Herbs: Presented by Elizabeth and Michael Hardy 11:00 - “Attakullakulla” – Cherokee Peace Chief: Presented by Robert K. Rambo 12:00 - Lunch Break 2:00 - “A Frontier of Color” – Natural Dyeing with Local Plants: Presented by Carol Jarboe 3:00 - “Faith on the Frontier”: Presented by Rev. John Frank Jarboe 4:00 - Blacksmithing: Presented by Will Vogt Sunday – 11:00 - Frontier Worship Service 12:00 to 4:00 - Ongoing presentations, displays, and demonstrations of 18th century frontier life including candle making, open hearth cooking, butter making, weaponry, hand tools, lard rendering and much more! Individual - $50.00

      Cost: 50.00

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