Living history event slated
Posted: Thursday, September 27, 2012 8:00 pm
The year 2012 marks Tennessee State Parks’ 75th Anniversary, and to help commemorate this important milestone, Big Hill Pond State Park in Pocahontas will host a living history day at the Davis Bridge battle site on Saturday beginning at 9 a.m.
Free and open to the public, cannons firing will kick-off the Living History Day program, followed by a hike led by living history interpreters across the battle site. The short hike, about one mile across grass fields, will include several stops for interpretive explanations of the battle. After the hike, guests are welcome to visit the Living History Civil War Camp, where there will be rifle demonstrations, re-enactors and interpretive programs about life in the camp.
“We are very excited to celebrate Tennessee State Parks’ 75th Anniversary this year,” said park manager Jim Harrison. “Living History Day is a great time to learn about the Davis Bridge battle site and the perfect opportunity to find out what Big Hill Pond State Park has to offer.”
Big Hill Pond State Park lies in the southwestern part of McNairy County and encompasses approximately 5,000 acres of magnificent timberland and hardwood bottom land. For more information, visit www.tnstateparks.com/BigHillPond or call (731) 645-7967.
Published in The Messenger 9.27.12