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Homeplace Civil War 2015

November 22, 2015 | Press Release from Land Between The Lakes

Civil War Comes to The Homeplace on Saturday, December 12, from 10am-3pm at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. Visitors can stroll around the farm and see it as it would have appeared during the war years. Local historian, Susan “Ski” Witzofsky, will presentWar Between The Rivers at 1pm in the Homeplace Theater.

Programs included with paid admission:  $5 adults, $3 ages 5-12, and free ages 4 and under. Fourth grade students can go to https://everykidinapark.gov/, get their 4th grade pass, and get in for free.

“The farm will go forward in time and focus on the Civil War from the perspective of everyday farm families,” says Cindy Earls, Lead Homeplace Interpreter. “Visitors can learn how farm families faced the challenges of keeping the family fed and clothed, and the farm operating, often with no men, draft animals, or seeds to plant a cash crop. People can also visit a Confederate encampment on the farm, talk to civilian soldiers, and learn about a soldiers’ life.”

For more information visit www.LandBetweenTheLakes.us click on Calendar, and go to December 12 events, Civil War Comes to The Homeplace, or call the Homeplace 1850s Working Farm at 931-232-6457.

Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area manages more than 170,000 acres in western Kentucky and Tennessee as part of the U.S. Forest Service and the Department of Agriculture’s public lands program. Land Between The Lakes offers outdoor recreation, lake access, land management, and environmental education to over 1.4 million visitors annually. The Friends of Land Between The Lakes works in partnership with the Forest Service providing program services, funds development, and volunteer support.

To find more information about Land Between The Lakes, log on to the official website at www.landbetweenthelakes.us or call toll-free at 1-800-LBL-7077 or local at 270-924-2000. For more information on the Friends of Land Between The Lakes, log on to www.friendsoflbl.org. To subscribe to the official electronic newsletter, send an email to LBLinfo@fs.fed.us. Land Between The Lakes official Twitter accounts include @LBLScreechOwl, @LBLNature,@LBLHomeplace, and @LandBtwnLakes, and Pinterest www.pinterest.com/lblnra. Photos are available on Flickr for downloading athttps://www.flickr.com/photos/lblkytn/sets.

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Photo by Melodie Cunningham

The view from the top of this beaver dam shows a Kentucky Lake inlet in late spring. An inlet like this one is habitat to a variety of exciting wildlife and plants just waiting to be explored!