Department of Parks
Waveland To Host Living History Program Sept. 7-8
LEXINGTON, Ky. – In observance of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, Waveland State Historic Site will host an 1860s living history event Sept. 7-8.
Demonstrations will be held each day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission will include a tour of Waveland mansion, as well as demonstrations of life on a Kentucky antebellum plantation. The Friday, Sept.7, events will include butter churning, doll making, quilting, photography, dyeing cloth, military drilling, cavalry maneuvers, a telegraph machine and 1860s medical and dental displays.
Sept. 8 events will include period poetry readings, games, storytelling, USS Lexington naval officer portrayal and a dramatization of the Confederate occupation of Lexington in 1862. The day will conclude with dances from the 1860s from 6-8 p.m.
Ticket prices are $9 for adults, $7 for senior citizens and $5 for students. Group rates (10 or more) are $4 for students, and for every 10 students, one adult is free. Groups require reservations. Contact Brenda Blevins at 859-272-3611 by Sept. 3. Tickets for the dance are $3. For more information about the dance, call Michelle Finch.859-312-2011.
Six miles south of downtown Lexington, Waveland State Historic Site stands as one of Kentucky’s most dignified and gracious antebellum mansions. It was completed in 1848 by Joseph Bryan, a grandnephew of Daniel Boone. Waveland is open to the public.
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