General Robert E. Lee on TravellerThe Station CampLong Way from Home                        Gen. Robert E. Lee on Traveller by D.Wright                                    The Station Camp by David Wright                                      Long Way from Home by David Wright

"If These Logs Could Talk" 2nd event of the season

19th Century Weaponry & Accoutrements with David Wright and Michael Agee

2:00 pm Sunday, June 18th on the breezeway at Wynnewood

This program to be presented by historical painter, David Wright and 8th/19th century re-enactor and craftsman, Michael Agee.  They will discuss weaponry and accoutrements used by the Long Hunters, soldiers of the War of 1812, Mexican War and the Civil War. 

What a perfect outing for the Dads in your family on Father's Day ... pioneer adventure, frontier survival, and three wars in succession.  Guns and knives could mean life or death in those times.  Join us to learn about weapons and other essential equipment of the 18th and 19th Century.  

Please bring a chair.  Admission is $5.00 for all attendees (including BLHA members).  Or included with full tour admission.


This season's first "If These Logs Could Talk" program took place Sunday, May 21st on the breezeway at Wynnewood.  

Program on Historic Quilting presented by Cindy Stewart of Maryville, TN, certified appraiser and professional quilt restorer. She did a most interesting and informative program.  We appreciate her coming on short notice after planned speaker became ill.


 

Oil portrait of Wynnewood builder now being restored 

At long last, Wynnewood's oil portrait of our builder, A.R. Wynne, has been delivered to a professional conservator for restoration.  Robin Devilling, Jane Wright, Kathleen Haynes, and Debbie Spero did the transporting to Cynthia Stow's Cumberland Art Conservation just off West End in Nashville on May 10, 2017.  Cynthia is a fellow of the American Institute for Conservation (AIC) with over 30 years of professional experience.  She specializes in 19th and early 20th Century Southern Art. 2.ready to knock.k      3.removing frame.k

This project is partially underwritten by grants from Clark Chapter DAR in Gallatin and the Questors in Hendersonville.  We will still need matching funds to complete the job, so we invite BLHA members and our friends in the community to contribute to the portrait restoration fund.  To do so, click on CONTACT US at bottom of the page and send us an email indicating your interest to help.


 

WYNNEWOOD STATE HISTORIC SITE is open for the 2017 season!

We hope you will come to Castalian Springs and visit us.

Guided tours Weds through Sun 10:00am - 4:00pm.

First tour begins 10:00am; last tour begins 3:00pm.

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Bledsoe’s Lick Historical Association Annual Dinner & Meeting

        Thursday, March 16, 2017  ~ Old Union Church of Christ, Castalian Springs 

What a great evening ... we had a huge crowd of history lovers

and a great program by Caneta Hankins on the Hugh Rogan family. 


In Memoriam:

BLHA lost a dear friend and former treasurer on Feb 27 when Doris Claiborne Gilmore passed away.   She and husband, Robert Sam Gilmore have been members of BLHA since forever.  Pillars of the Castalian Springs community and beloved by all.  Her family has kindly requested memorial contributions to BLHA in lieu of flowers.  Our deepest sympathy to Sam and their family.  


 

 

Here is the program lineup:  

May 21 - Historic Quilting - presented by Cindy Stewart of Maryville TN  

June 18 - 100 years of Weaponry (1770 to 1870) - by David Wright

July 16 - 19th Century Music - program by Paul and Kim Caudell

August 20 - Program on Vintage Baseball - Jeff Wells

September 17 - Thomas "Big Foot" Spencer - presented by Ehrin Ehlert

October 15 - Irish Ghost Stories - presented by Brian Allison

 

 

Annual CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE took place on Sunday December 4, 2016 ...

A colorful, enjoyable event.  What a great afternoon!

The first time we had shown off our historic Brougham carriage, harnessed up and driven about the grounds by our friend, Mr. Bill Glidden.  Big crowd of visitors that day enjoyed home made cookies and toured the lower floor, made more colorful by our costumed docents in each room.

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2016 was the Premier of the series "If These Logs Could Talk" . . .

following were the programs we presented:

June - Flatboat travel on the Cumberland River by John Cooper, of Cooper Flatboats,  Gallatin. 

July - The Castalian Springs Indian Mounds and the rich culture they represent - by Dr. Kevin Smith, MTSU Anthropology Professor and BLHA Board member. 

August Clothing from the 1830s to the Civil Warby Tonya Staggs of Traveller's Rest. 

September -The three generations of the Bates of Hawthorn Hilland their connection to the Wynne family - by Site Director Rick Hendrix.

October - Re-enactment of a visit from General John Hunt Morgan's cavalry troops - presented by Myers Brown & friends .  Based on a a true incident.

 

 

            

                                                


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210 Old Hwy 25
Castalian Springs, TN 37031

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