Herb Lore Workshop at Marble Springs
July 28, 2012 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Marble Springs to Host Herb Workshop
Marble Springs State Historic Site will host a hands-on herb lore workshop with Jim Buckenmyer on Saturday, July 28, 2012 from 11:00am until approximately 2:00pm with a lunch break. Participants should bring their own lunches.
Without access to modern conveniences and drug stores, people on the frontier often had to depend on knowledge of plants that they found or grew themselves to treat various illnesses. Jim Buckenmyer will demonstrate the medicinal and culinary uses of various herbs common on the frontier. Buckenmyer is a longtime member of the Governor John Sevier Memorial Association and participant in the reenacting community with much experience in late-18th and early-19th century material culture.
The cost is $10 per person, and the money will go toward educational programming at Marble Springs. Participation will be limited to 20 individuals. To register, call 865-573-5508 or email firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Wednesday, July 25.
This activity will take place at the Marble Springs State Historic Site: 1220 West Governor John Sevier Highway, Knoxville, TN 37920.
Information found at 865-573-5508
Information on Marble Springs/John Sevier Memorial Association:
Marble Springs is operated by the Gov. John Sevier Memorial Association (GJSMA), a non-profit group dedicated to preserving the memory of John Sevier and his way of life. Memberships are available for anyone interested in GJSMA. Funds raised assist GJSMA in providing affordable educational programming and preservation of the historic site.
For further information about the Gov. John Sevier Memorial Association, please call: (865) 573-5508 or e-mail: email@example.com
Background Information on John Sevier: John Sevier was born on September 23, 1745. He became Tennessee’s first governor in 1796. John Sevier obtained the Marble Springs property in the late 1780s. Marble Springs was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.