the homeplace 300GOLDEN POND, KY (6/22/12) – Celebrate July 4th 1850’s style with Independence Day at The Homeplace in Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area. Bring the family to relive the patriotic spirit of the era with games, music, and a cool slice of watermelon.

On Wednesday, July 4, The Homeplace hosts a traditional 1850’s Independence Day Celebration under the farm’s shade trees. Kick off the day’s festivities with the raising of the 1850’s USA 30-star flag at 1pm. After the flag-raising, join the group reading of The Declaration of Independence, a favorite speech in the 1850s. Enjoy a special performance by Kentucky statesman Henry Clay, portrayed by George McGee and funded by the Kentucky Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Spend the afternoon enjoying historic games for all ages, a pie eating contest, old-time music, and some mouth-watering watermelon.

“July 4th at The Homeplace is a wonderful way for the whole family to experience and learn the history behind one of the most important holidays in the 1850s,” said Special Events Coordinator Cindy Earls. “We welcome everyone to make a day of it--bring lawn chairs, blankets, and your picnic basket of goodies.”

All programs are included with general admission to The Homeplace: $4 ages 13 and up, $2 ages 5-12, and free for ages 4 and under.

Visitors are encouraged to review LBL’s official website at www.lbl.org often for Calendar of Events, updates on programs and policies, safety information, maps, and temporary trail and road closures. Follow Land Between The Lakes on www.Twitter.com/LBLScreechOwl. Additional LBL information can be found on the website or by calling 1-800-LBL-7077 or 270-924-2000.

SurfKY News
Information provided by the Land Between the Lakes

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Hopkins County Fair Underway

HOPKINS COUNTY, KY (7/27/15) — It’s not too late to enter fresh-baked goods in this year’s Hopkins County Fair as… Read More

Work Begins Today on First United Bank Plaza

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (7/29/15) — The city has awarded a bid to a Madisonville company for the construction of the First… Read More

Most Read This Week

July 23, 2015 14699

UPDATE: Family Confirms Body of Missing Teen…

by Shawn Freels, SurfKY News
July 27, 2015 5136

Death of Central City Man in Dawson Springs Under…

by SurfKY News
July 23, 2015 4402

Woman Accused of Striking Juvenile with Metal Belt

by SurfKY News
July 22, 2015 4396

No. 9 Steakhouse Suffers Fire; Owners Vow to…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 27, 2015 3633

School System Announces Free Lunch/Breakfast at…

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

July 02, 2015 19485

Emergency Response Team on Scene of Standoff on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 17, 2015 15622

Muhlenberg Most Wanted - Top 10

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

July 28, 2015 1957

Hanson Youth Wins Soap Box Derby World…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 28, 2015 1817

Heavy Rains, Two Wrecks Impede WKP Travel

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 1447

Miss Hopkins County Fair 2015 Chosen

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 28, 2015 1428

Hopkins County Grand Jury Indictments

by SurfKY News
July 28, 2015 1266

Bud's Gun Shop to Re-Open Uncle Lee's

by SurfKY News
July 28, 2015 1138

Hopkins County Misdemeanor Indictments

by SurfKY News
July 28, 2015 1083

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
July 28, 2015 1027

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 921

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - July 29, 2015

by SurfKY News
July 28, 2015 826

Hopkins County Traffic Advisory

by SurfKY News