This month will mark 200 years since John Sevier’s death, and we’ve got a whole slew of things going on at Marble Springs State Historic Site.
Sept. 19-20 is our annual living history weekend, John Sevier Days. This is one of our most popular events, with reenacting, period demonstrations, interpretation at our historic buildings, and more.
Sept. 19th is also the night of our third Sevier Soirée, the annual fundraising dinner and silent auction that I posted about not too long ago. Tickets are $50.00 per person, and include open-hearth appetizers, a Southern-style dinner, and live music by Guy Marshall. Reserve seats by Sept. 14th, either via snail mail or online.
On Sept. 24th, the actual anniversary of Sevier’s death, we’ll have a special one-time commemorative event. At 2:00 P.M. we’ll be doing a wreath-laying ceremony at Sevier’s grave on the lawn of the Old Knox County Courthouse in downtown Knoxville. Thanks to a generous benefactor, we’ll also be hosting a cocktail event at Marble Springs at 7:00 that evening, followed by dinner.
This will be a very special month for aficionados of Tennessee history, historic sites, the American Revolution, the early frontier, good food, and good music. Hope to see some of you there!