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A Visit to the Oldham County Kentucky History Center

Photos by Jim and Kathy Cummings

Pioneer Days
School Day on Friday March 24, 2006

Anthony Redfeather Nava shares his culture with Oldham County School children.

Melanie Kuntz and Helen McKinney of The Painted Stone Settlers prepare to share a bit of Pioneer life with the students.

Students from each class volunteered to dress in the clothing of the time period.

 Saturday March 25, 2006

Paintetd Stone Settlers John, Ben and Helen McKinney greet visitors outside the Oldham County History Center.

Oldham County History Center Director Nancy Theiss talks with Painted Stone President Harold Raleigh, Kent McKinney and son John.

Dan Stinson calls attention to the day’s activities by firing a Kentucky Longrifle in downtown LaGrange, KY while Allen Marsee loads behind him.

Inside Melanie Kuntz gets “help” at the spinning wheel from a young visitor.

Youngsters were again invited to dress as pioneers as part of the Painted Stone Settlers “hands on” learning experience.

From the Oldham County History Center Press Release

In celebration of our new permanent exhibit: Return of an Oldham County Native, The American Bison, the Oldham County History Center will host activities on March 24 and 25, 2006. On March 24th from 4 until 8 p.m. there will be free demonstrations on dutch cooking, butter churning and cider making in conjunction with the new root cellar exhibit, Waste Not: Want Not that features how people preserved and cooked food in the 18th and 19th century. Visitors can taste samples of bison chili made in the dutch ovens.

From 10 a.m. till Noon, the Painted Stone Settlers will present an 18th Century Military Drill representing the men of Moses Kuykendall’s Fort in 1782. Ft. Kuykendall was located on Harrod’s Creek and was one of the first settlements in Oldham County. The Fort was established by Moses Kuykendall who was a member of Captain William Harrod’s company in 1780 near the Falls of the Ohio. Many artifacts have been found around the site that indicate it was under frequent attack from Indians.

From Noon until 2:00 p.m. Anthony Redfeather Nava will give programs and demonstrations on traditional Native American Culture introducing music, dance, artifacts and skills that are vital to native cultures. Today there are 562 Native American tribes in the United States that share 327 different spoken languages. Mr. Nava will relate the local native culture and its contribution to Oldham County’s history.

The Oldham County History Center,
106 N. Second Ave.
LaGrange, KY 40031
502-222-0826/FAX 502-222-7115
Nancy Theiss or Ann Zimlich

Museum Hours: Tuesday thru Saturday 10 am to 4 pm

Closed Sunday and Monday

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