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 KentuckyÃ¢â?¬â?¢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.