Living history demonstrations set for Rocky Mount in June


As work begins on Monday, June 9th, 2014, at Rocky Mount Historic Site to replace the roofs on the log cabins and historic structures, Rocky Mount will be open regular hours for Living History Tours. During the weeks of Tuesday, June 17 through Saturday June 21, and Tuesday, June 24 through Saturday, June 27, the main "Rocky Mount" house is scheduled for re-roofing; for the safety and comfort of visitors, alternative living history programming will be offered when the home is unavailable. Each day will feature a unique living history demonstration, listed on Rocky Mount's website and updated as the construction progresses. Planned demonstrations include: Cherokee Life, Quill Pen Writing, Frontier Medicine, and Blacksmithing.


Rocky Mount Museum is a "living history" museum, which uses first-person interpretation to portray people living in 1791. The site opened for tours Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 am until 5:00 pm with the last tour starting by 4:00.  Living History tours and the facility are available by reservation at any time, including Sundays and Mondays for school and other groups, with advance reservations. For more information, call (423) 538-7396 or visit the website at


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