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Sent: Saturday, December 03, 2011 8:55 AM
Subject: genealogy jamboree 2012
> In June of next year history will come alive in the streets of Cumberland
> Gap, Tennessee. On June 7, 8, and 9, 2012 the 2nd Annual Genealogy
> Jamboree will be held hosted by the Cumberland Gap Volunteer Fire
> Department. This FREE one-of-a-kind 3-day event combines genealogy with
> period re-enactors and craftsmen in an historic setting. Lectures by
> nationally renowned speakers and award winning authors will be given in
> locations in the town of Cumberland Gap as well as at the Cumberland Gap
> National Park Visitors Center located on the Kentucky side of the Gap.
> With the growing popularity of genealogy and the need to re-enforce the
> teaching of history an event such as the Jamboree can be instrumental in
> teaching both young and old alike how our forefathers lived and conducted
> their day-to-day lives, and in a fun way!
> In the streets of beautiful Cumberland Gap re-enactors in period costumes
> will demonstrate the skills and crafts that was required of our ancestors
> on a near daily basis. Craftsmen demonstrating leather craft, soap making,
> Dutch Oven cooking, apple butter making, basket making, and many other
> crafts and skills will be demonstrated. Revolutionary War and Civil War
> re-enactors will also be on hand for demonstrations and talks about the
> period and their equipment. Native Americans, dressed in tribal regalia,
> will also be represented. Many of these craftsmen will also have their
> wares for sale!
> Since genealogy is the primary focus of this event attendees will be able
> to research their family trees through pedigree charts, family surname
> tables and the many genealogical/historical societies, which will be
> represented. You will learn how to start researching your family tree by
> attending some of the lectures and talking with other interested parties
> at the event. Book vendors of genealogical materials, period novels, and
> interesting and informative books on folk heroes such as Daniel Boone and
> Davy Crockett will also be for sale.
> Cumberland Gap is a natural gap in the otherwise near impassible
> Cumberland Mountains. This passage was highly utilized by many of our
> forefathers as they journeyed into Kentucky and points farther west! The
> Gap is located near where the states of Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia
> meet. The town of Cumberland Gap is located in northern Claiborne County,
> Tennessee and is positioned directly at the base of the famous westward
> migration passage through the mountains.
> This event is open and free to the public. Come and enjoy all 3 days of
> the event! For further information about this event go to our web site at
> genealogyjamboree.us , or facebook.com/genealogyjamboree
> Mark Treadway