Special guest Bill Landry will be available at Marble Springs State Historic Site during John Sevier Days Living History Weekend from 1pm to 3pm on Sunday, September 23 to discuss and sign his book, Appalachian Tales & Heartland Adventures.
The book tells the stories behind what viewers saw on the long-running, four-time Emmy award-winning The Heartland Series that Landry hosted, narrated, and co-produced.
Landry has been described by retired Knoxville News Sentinel Senior Writer, Fred Brown, as being “East Tennessee’s favorite uncle, the one with all the good stories that have become so familiar and popular.”
John Sevier Days Living History Weekend will take place all weekend (Saturday, September 22, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. & Sunday, September 23, from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m). Other activities will include 18th century demonstrations such as open-hearth cooking; spinning and weaving, blacksmithing, weapons demonstrations, which will showcase tomahawks and period-appropriate firearms; tours of the historic buildings; 18th century style militia drills; and regional craft demonstrations.
Admission $5.00 per car; Parking is free.
All activities take place at the Marble Springs State Historic Site: 1220 West Governor John Sevier Highway, Knoxville, TN 37920.