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City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Madeline Rogero, Mayor

For Immediate Release
Tennessee Statehood Day May 28
May 19, 2011 - June 1, 2011 marks the 215th anniversary of Tennessee's admission as the 16th state in the year 1796.

Enjoy Tennessee Statehood Day on Saturday, May 28 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 2 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
Marble Springs State Historic Site will commemorate this occasion with a weekend of Living History demonstrations. Saturday, May 28 from 10 am-5 pm 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.
Also on Saturday, starting at 10am free homemade biscuits will be distributed to all visitors in honor of the International Biscuit Festival that is being held in downtown Knoxville. The Statehood Day celebration will continue into Sunday, May 29 from 12-5 pm with Living History encampments, open-hearth cooking and various interpreters. A variety of vendors featuring homemade wares will also be on hand throughout the weekend.
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
Free admission on Tennessee Statehood Day. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Located at 576 Hwy. 360, Vonore, 423-884-6246.
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