NEW DATE FOR SPRING CLEAN UP SUNDAY, MARCH 25!

 

Spring is quickly approaching and we are looking for volunteers to help clean out the planting beds at the Fort in preparation for a planting day in April. We will be weeding, separating overgrown perennials, and spreading mulch beginning at 10 AM, but volunteers are welcome to come help anytime during the day. We will need extra shovels and wheelbarrows if anyone would like to bring tools with them. However, we will be glad to have volunteers to help with or without tools!

If you can’t make the March 25th Clean Up Day but still want to help, we will send out a notice for the April planting date as well. We’ll be happy to have volunteers ready to plant!

Hope to see you there,
James White’s Fort Board of Directors – Beautification Committee

Spring Garden Clean Up Day March 24, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

 

Spring is quickly approaching and we are looking for volunteers to help clean out the planting beds at the Fort in preparation for a planting day in April. We will be weeding, separating overgrown perennials, and spreading mulch beginning at 10 AM, but volunteers are welcome to come help anytime during the day. We will need extra shovels and wheelbarrows if anyone would like to bring tools with them. However, we will be glad to have volunteers to help with or without tools!

If you can’t make the March 24th Clean Up Day but still want to help, we will send out a notice for the April planting date as well. We’ll be happy to have volunteers ready to plant!

Hope to see you there,
James White’s Fort Board of Directors – Beautification Committee

Holiday closings at the Fort

Please note – James White’s Fort will be closed for tours on the following dates for the holidays:

Monday, December 25, 2017
Monday, January 1, 2018

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Some unforeseen circumstances (weather, etc) may cause us to close the Fort over the holidays. Please contact us before your visit to confirm hours.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a Happy New Year!

James White’s Fort

Notice: Closings at the Fort

Please note: James White’s Fort will be closed for tours on the following dates:

Saturday, October 21
Wednesday, October 25 – Monday, October 30, 2017
(On Saturday, October 28 and Monday, October 30, the HearthScares Tours will begin at 7pm.)

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Thank you,

James White’s Fort

Notice: Closings at the Fort

Please note: James White’s Fort will be closed for tours on the following dates:

Wednesday, October 26 – Tuesday, November 1, 2016
(On Saturday, October 29, the HearthScares Tour will begin at 7pm.)

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Thank you,

James White’s Fort

6th Annual HearthScares Ball Friday, October 28!

Herb Workshop with Jim Buckenmyer THIS WEEKEND, Saturday, April 16!

James White’s Fort will host a hands-on Herb Workshop with Jim Buckenmyer on Saturday, April 16, 2016.

Last year we had a great time building a raised bed Herb Garden at James White’s Fort. This year Jim will cover all of the many uses for herbs – how where and when to harvest, how to prepare them for use, how to make teas, tinctures, salves and a few other preparations.

Herbs had so many uses in our history that an herb garden was indispensable. This will be a hands on workshop where you will have the chance to learn by doing. Participants are encouraged to bring a potluck dish to share with the other participants.

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, purchase via the events calendar, or email SpecialEvents@JamesWhitesFort.org.

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

Events for 2016 just added to our calendar!

The year 2016 is going to be a big year for James White’s Fort. We have just added a schedule of events for 2016 to our website and Facebook calendars.

This year marks the 220th Anniversary of the State of Tennessee and the 225th Anniversary of the City of Knoxville…that is a lot to celebrate! There will be signature events and special programming this year by local museums and historic homes all over the city. Click Visit Knoxville 225 for more information on the City of Knoxville celebrations.

When James White partitioned part of his land in October 1791 to establish the town that would eventually become Knoxville, we are sure he had no idea how amazing the city would turn out to be 225 years later.

We hope to see you at the Fort soon, whether for one of these celebrations or any of the other events we have planned this year!