Land Between the Lakes , Ky./Tenn. – June 22, 2018 – The public is invited to a traditional community celebration of America’s birthday at the Homeplace 1850s Working Farm, from 1-4 p.m., July 4. Admission is $5 ages 13 and up; $3 ages 5 -12; free for ages 4 and under.

“Raising the 30 star flag from 1850 and reading the Declaration of Independence together is a moving way to remember why we still celebrate today,” says Erik Waywood, Homeplace interpreter. “We are also planning a special finish, called Sounds of the Fourth, with patriotic toasts (lemonade provided), songs, bells and more. Help us bring the afternoon to a rousing close. There will also be a launch of a small hot air or “smoke” balloon, weather permitting.”

Throughout the afternoon visitors can take part in old time games, crafts, ice cold water melon, and a pie eating contest. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. See all of our activities for Independence Day at https://www.landbetweenthelakes.us/wpcontent/uploads/2018/06/HP_2018Independece-Day_5.pdf

The Homeplace 1850s Working Farm recreates the lifestyle of a two-generation family of the region. Visitors mingle with interpreters wearing period attire going about their daily chores. Artifacts, restored historic structures and traditional seasonal activities take visitors back-in-time to relive history before the American Civil War.

To find more information about Land Between the Lakes, log on to the official website at www.landbetweenthelakes.us or call 1.800.525.7077 or 270.924.2000.

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