Workshops/classes - Most of these will be basic/beginning/introductory level, with the opportunity for those interested in learning more to sign up for a “next level” class. These may include Spinning, Weaving, Woodworking, Blacksmithing, Candle Making, Hearth Cooking, Painted Floor Cloths, Block Printing, and more.
Full Day or Overnight, hands-on “Frontier Life” programs – Individuals, Families, or Groups learn about and experience a day or two of life on the frontier. Doing such things as daily chores , gathering firewood, hauling water, cooking over a fire, flint and steel fire starting, using tools such as a froe or spring pole lathe, working as an apprentice in the blacksmith shop, build rail fence, and stay in a cabin of the fort. These programs are also available to Scout Troops as a great alternative to a winter camp weekend in tents.
18th Century Tavern Programs – Special scheduled “Court Day – Kentucky County of Virginia” programs, Lecture Series, Special Exhibits, and “Tavern Nights”. A Tavern Night may be scheduled by groups, or scheduled for a particular date and open to individual reservations. These events will include tavern games, sample foods of 18th century tavern fare, discussions of items of local concern in the last quarter of the 18th century, and may include period music and dance as well.
Details, and additional information available by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the fort at 859-527-3131 x216