Halloween Bash Costume Contest Winner

Congratulations Jennifer Henszey! Our sponsor HomeTrust Bank is awarding her with a $200 Visa gift card 💳 for 1st place in the costume contest at the Halloween Bash @jameswhitesfort
Her Lady J Fortune Teller costume was incredible!! She even gave out fortune cards! 🔮

You can see all the contest images HERE.

Just announced: 18th Century Food Preservation Techniques Workshop with Jim Buckenmyer on August 22, 2015

James White’s Fort will be offering another fun and informative hands on workshop on Saturday, August 22, from 10am-2pm. We will be exploring ways used to make your harvest last throughout the year. Participants will experience all aspects of preparing and preserving food in the same way the early settlers did. We will cover pickling, salting, drying, smoking and more.

Jim is a longtime participant in the reenacting community with immense knowledge in late-18th and early-19th century culture.

The cost is $20 per person, with money raised going toward educational programming at James White’s Fort. Space is limited to 20 people, so reserve yours now! For more information, call 865-525-6514 or send us an email. The last day for registration will be Thursday, August 20th.

James White’s Fort is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit. The Fort is not owned by the City, County or State.

 

Upcoming event: CHEROKEE HERITAGE DAY, JUNE 27 from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Guests will have an opportunity to visit a Cherokee campsite, interact with members of the militia, tour the fort, and see a variety of pioneer skills displayed.

Scheduled for 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday, June 27th, the event is once again being offered free to the public. Cherokee Heritage Day is a cooperative effort between the James White’s Fort Association and Indian Creek Productions, Inc.

Schedule of Events:

10:00 am – Gates Open
10:30 am
– The Changing Roles of Men and Women in 18th Century Cherokee Society
11:00 am – Cherokee Storytelling
11:45 am – Cherokee flute music
Noon – Traditional Cherokee Dancing
12:30 pm – Prelude to the Treaty of the Holston
1:15 pm – Treaty of the Holston Signing Ceremony
1:45 pm – Aftermath of the Treaty of the Holston
2:15 pm – Traditional Cherokee Dancing
3:00pm – Gates Close

Funding for Cherokee Heritage Day is provided in part by grants and sponsorships from: Akima Club of Knoxville, Arts & Heritage Alliance, Clayton Foundation, Tennova, Knoxville City Councilwoman Brenda Palmer, Knoxville City Councilmen Duane Grieve, Mark Campen, Finbarr Saunders, Nick Della Volpe and David Dewhirst.

Click for photos from past Cherokee Heritage Day events.

Just announced: Herb Workshop with Jim Buckenmyer on May 30, 2015

James White’s Fort will host a hands-on Herb Workshop with Jim Buckenmyer on Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 11:00am until approximately 2:00pm with a lunch break.

Herbs were essential to frontier life. During this hands on working workshop we will cover how to chose the right herbs for your garden, designing the garden for maximum growth and appeal, building the optimal garden, how to best maintain that garden and how to harvest and prepare your herbs for use.

When the workshop is over we will have actually built a beautiful herb garden. There will also be plants for you to take home with you so you can start your own garden

Jim is a longtime participant in the reenacting community with immense knowledge in late-18th and early-19th century culture.

The cost is $25 per person, with money raised going toward educational programming at James White’s Fort. Space is limited to 20 people, so reserve yours now! To register, call 865-525-6514 or email SpecialEvents@JamesWhitesFort.org. The last day for registration will be Thursday, May 28th.

The workshop will take place at James White’s Fort: 205 E. Hill Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37915.

For More Information Call: 865-525-6514

Email: SpecialEvents@JamesWhitesFort.org

Website: www.JamesWhitesFort.org

James White’s Fort is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit. The Fort is not owned by the City, County or State.