How did 19th century homesteaders connect with the land they inhabited? How did they change it? Most importantly, how did they survive? Alongside local historians, primitive skills specialists, and wilderness experts, visitors will have the opportunity to explore these very questions at Vance Birthplace. Bring the whole family and join us for an entire day of engaging demonstrations, lectures, and workshops—that is...if you are “hardcore” enough.
The event is FREE, except for the candle-making activity ($2.25 per kid).
12:00 pm -- Canning & Kraut
A demo & workshop on the ways people made their summer and fall harvest last through the winter
1:00 pm -- Backwoods Survival 101
Learning from the past to survive emergencies today