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City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Madeline Rogero, Mayor

For Immediate Release
2010 Tennessee Statehood Day May 29
May 20, 2010 - Enjoy Tennessee Statehood Day on Saturday, May 29 at Blount Mansion, Crescent Bend, James White's Fort, Mabry-Hazen House, Marble Springs, Ramsey House and the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum.

Enjoy free admission, live music and tours.

Historical re-enactments, arts, crafts and more will be on hand.

Celebration includes the following participating sites:
Blount Mansion
Free Admission on Tennessee Statehood Day. Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Located at 200 W. Hill Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902.
Crescent Bend
Free Admission on Tennessee Statehood Day. Open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Located at 2728 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919.
James White Fort
Free Admission on Tennessee Statehood Day. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Located at 205 East Hill Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37915.
Mabry-Hazen House
Free Admission on Tennessee Statehood Day. Open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Located at 1711 Dandridge Ave., Knoxville, TN, 37915.
Marble Springs
The Governor John Sevier Historic Site will celebrate Statehood Day with Living History demonstrations.  Saturday, May 29 from 10am-5pm. Walk amongst Living History interpreters in 18th Century clothing portraying life on the frontier.  Militia drills and a reading of the Declaration will take place along with demonstrations of 18th Century life.  The celebration will continue into Sunday from 12-5pm with Living History encampments and interpreters. This event is free and open to the public.
Ramsey House
Free admission on Tennessee Statehood Day. Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Located at 2614 Thorngrove Pike, Knoxville, Tennessee 37914.
Sequoyah Birthplace Museum
On Tennessee Statehood Day Sequoyah Birthplace Museum will feature Cherokee artists demonstrating a variety of crafts throughout the day. Fred Bradley is a well known storyteller and will be telling stories on the museum grounds.  Allen Fugate will be demonstrating silver smithing, Trail of Tears story with Bob Eldridge and Charlie Rhodarmer blacksmithing in our new 1800’s blacksmith shop. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission on Statehood Day May 29. Located at 576 Hwy. 360, Vonore, 423-884-6246.



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