Historic Homes of Knoxville Celebrate Statehood Day

Historic Homes of Knoxville Celebrate Statehood Day

Historic Homes of Knoxville Celebrate Statehood Day with Free Admission on May 24, May 31, and June 1. June 1, 2014 marks the 218th anniversary of Tennessee’s admission as the 16th state in the union. East Tennessee’s most important cultural heritage sites are partnering to celebrate Statehood Day on Saturdays, May 24 and May 31 as well as Sunday, June 1. The sites include places of historical significance in the exciting journey from the creation of our country to the founding of our state. Crescent Bend House & Gardens (Saturday, May 24, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM) One of the Southeast’s finest house museums and gardens. Built in 1834 by Drury Paine Armstrong, Crescent Bend was once a 900-acre working farm and so named for its prominent setting overlooking a majestic crescent bend in the Tennessee River just west of downtown Knoxville. 2728 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN 37919. Information: 865-637-3163,www.crescentbend.com Ramsey House (Saturday, May 24, 12:00-2:00 PM) Historic Ramsey House is the 1797 marble home of one of Knoxville’s founding fathers, Francis Alexander Ramsey. He was a surveyor, involved in the process of statehood for Tennessee, a court clerk, banker, donated land to the first church in Tennessee, co-founder and trustee of Blount College (now UT). His sons also made many contributions to law, medicine, education, transportation, politics and more. 2614 Thorngrove Pike, Knoxville, TN 37914. Information: 865-546-0745, www.ramseyhouse.org Marble Springs (Saturday, May 24, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Sunday, May 25, 12:00-5:00 PM) Home of John Sevier (1745-1815), Tennessee’s first governor and Revolutionary War hero. Marble Springs State Historic Site will commemorate this occasion with a weekend of...

Memorial Day 2014 in Knoxville

Memorial Day 2014 ANDERSON COUNTY Memorial Day Ceremony: 10 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial in front of the Anderson County Courthouse. There will be a wreath laying ceremony along with guest speaker John Ragan, TN House District 33 Representative.   BLOUNT COUNTY Memorial Mayhem: Weekend event started Friday at 9 a.m. at Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson. Rides took place on Friday and continue Saturday with vendors on site all weekend. The Kentucky Headhunters will perform with the Cathouse Prophets Saturday at 8 p.m. at The Shed. For more information and tickets to the musical performances, visit www.smh-d.com.   KNOX COUNTY Reading of the Names: The East Tennessee Veterans Memorial Association will host its annual Memorial Day event beginning at 6 a.m. at the East Tennessee Veterans Memorial at World’s Fair Park. More than 70 volunteers will read all 6,220 names in the memorial by conflict and county. It should finish around 11:30 a.m. Following this will be American Legion Post No. 2’s traditional Memorial Day ceremony. To volunteer to read or for more information, contact Joleen Dewald atjoleen@etvma.org. Honor Fountain City Day: 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday, in Fountain City Park. Mayor Madeline Rogero will be the keynote speaker for the awards ceremony; musical guests are Nostalgia, David Correll Band and the Tennessee Wind Symphony aka East Tennessee Concert Band.   LOUDON COUNTY Memorial Day Ceremony: 10 a.m. at the Loudon County Courthouse. It’s organized by the state American Legion.   ____________________________________________________________   Sevier County High School Memorial Day 5K 8:00 a.m. Sevier County High School, 1200 Dolly Parton Pkwy, Sevierville A $30 fee required to participate. A portion of...