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Heritage Sunday at Exchange Place

June 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

$5
People at Exchange Place

Last year, Kingsport’s Living History Farm, Exchange Place, inaugurated a new event, Heritage Sunday, which allowed people to tour the farmstead on certain select days.  Heritage Sunday will be returning this year, and the first such opening is scheduled for June 26, from 2 pm until 4:30 pm. 

Exchange Place has three basic missions, and all will be on display that day.  Our educational mission will be represented by the vibrant Overmountain Weavers Guild, who will be demonstrating their considerable talents in spinning and weaving, and answering any questions that visitors may have about the fiber arts.  The historical aspects of the farm will be on display as many of the buildings will feature volunteers, readily willing to share the history, and other information, about each particular structure, erected by either the Gaines or Preston families long before the War Between the States.  The garden, which logically sits next to the kitchen, will also be staffed with Master Gardeners, who will be able to describe what is grown there, and how each item was used by families in those antebellum years.  And because Exchange Place remains an active, working farm, it features a collection of resident animals, most of whom will be highly visible.  People wanting to meet our horse, Shorthorn milking cow, and a most vocal Jerusalem donkey, should head on over to the 1851 Barn.  Those aren’t the only animals who live at Exchange Place, however, and our pair of American Guinea hogs, chickens, roosters, and several sheep, will likely be visible throughout the day.   

Admission to the Heritage Sunday on June 26 is $5 per person, with those under the age of 12 admitted free, with all proceeds going towards the care of these resident animals, plus the continued restoration and preservation of the site, located at 4812 Orebank Road in Kingsport.  For more information, please call Exchange Place at 423-288-6071, write exchangeplacefestivals@gmail.com, or visit our website - https://www.exchangeplace.info. 

Details

Date:
June 26
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Cost:
$5
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Website:
https://www.exchangeplace.info/

Venue

Exchange Place
4812 Orebank Rd
Kingsport, TN 37664 United States
Phone:
(423) 288-6071
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Organizer

Exchange Place
Phone:
(423) 288-6071
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