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Town of Unicoi hosts ‘Heritage Day’ on Oct. 15

From Staff Reports

On Saturday, Oct. 15, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., take a trip back in time to celebrate Appalachian history and mountain culture at the Bogart-Bowman Cabin in Unicoi.

The annual Heritage Day, which celebrates southern Appalachian heritage, will feature a glimpse into daily mountain life in the early 1800s. Some of the living history exhibits using traditional and natural materials you will see include: hearthside cooking, quilting, spinning and fiber arts, soap-making, blacksmithing and cooking apple butter. See reenactors in period costume shelling corn, crafting cornhusk dolls, firing a replica Revolutionary War-style cannon, weaving baskets and baking with a traditional wood-fired oven. Be sure to walk through the early 1800s campsite set up along Buffalo Creek.

Mark your calendar and bring your family and friends for this historically fascinating and educational experience that the whole family will enjoy. For more information, call the Town of Unicoi at 743-7162.

Admission to the event is free. The event will be held at the Bogart-Bowman Cabin, 5012 Unicoi Dr.