Department of Parks
History Program Set For Sept. 20 at Old Mulkey Meetinghouse

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, August 20, 2014  
Contact Information:  Sheila Rush,
270-487-8481
 


 

TOMPKINSVILLE, Ky. – Old Mulkey Meetinghouse State Historic Site will host a program on religious history in Kentucky on Sept. 20.

 

“From Cane Ridge to Old Mulkey: A Look at Restoration Events in Kentucky” will feature speakers discussing what is known as the “Restoration Movement” in Kentucky in the 1800s. Book signings will start at 10:30 a.m., and speakers will start at 1:30 p.m. at the park. The admission fee is $5 a person.

 

Eddie Price, an educator and author, will speak on the Cane Ridge Revival of 1801 at 1:30 p.m. Author and historian Loy Milam will speak at 2:45 p.m. on “Old Mulkey: A Plea for the Ancient Order.” Steven Hunter, a Bowling Green minister, will speak at 4 p.m. on “An Argument for John Mulkey.”

Old Mulkey Meetinghouse is the oldest freestanding log meetinghouse in Kentucky, built in 1804 during a period of religious revival. The structure has 12 corners in the shape of a cross and three doors, symbolic of the Holy Trinity. For more information, call 270-487-8481

The site in Tompkinsville is about 25 miles south of the Edmonton exit on the Cumberland Parkway.

 

 

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The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 49 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our website at http://www.parks.ky.gov