Saturday May 26
10:30 a.m. Old Stone Fort Site Tour—Join Ranger Stephanie at the museum’s front desk for a 1 ¼ mile hike around the 2,000 year Native American ceremonial mound enclosure site. Along the way we will discuss the site, as well as see the waterfalls and cliff lines. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring plenty of water!
1 p.m. Ancient Technology–Join Ranger Hobart on the museum lawn for an Atlatl or spear thrower, demonstration. Come and try your hand at this preferred method of hunting large game for the 10,000 years before the arrival of the bow and arrow in North America
3 p.m. Pedaling in the summer—Join the park staff at the Old Stone Fort Golf Course for a 2 mile bike ride! Please wear sturdy shoes, helmets for kids under 16, bicycles, and bring plenty of water! We will discuss bike safety and rules of the road. Persons under the age of 16 not wearing a helmet will not be permitted to ride their bikes under Tennessee State Law
5:30 p.m. State Parks Trivia—How well do you know Tennessee State Parks? Join the park staff in the park museum to test your knowledge! First place will win one free night of camping!
Sunday May 27
9:30 a.m. What’s growing in the garden—Join Ranger Stephanie at the park museum to discuss the Old Stone Fort Native Plant garden. Discover some of the uses of native plants by Native Americans and even some that are still used today!
11:00 a.m. Fire without matches—Join Ranger Hobart at the fire ring by the park museum and learn the skill of fire making used by the Native Americans
2:00 p.m. How did the sun get here?—Join Ranger Stephanie at the park museum for the reading of a Cherokee Story Grandmother Spider Brings the Sun. Learn why the opossum has no hair on its tail and why vultures have bald heads as we explore Native American folklore
3:30 p.m. Ancient Technology–Please join Ranger Stephanie on the museum lawn for an Atlatl or spear thrower, demonstration. Come and try your hand at this preferred method of hunting large game for the 10,000 years before the arrival of the bow and arrow in North America