More Events Planned for 2020
Jan. 19th - 2:00 pm Kick-Off for year long celebration at the National Guard Armory
2020 Schedule of Events
(*Date/details are being finalized. Please confirm prior to making travel
arrangements. Other events may be added. 270-487-8481)
Jan. 4—Bicentennial Beauty Pageant
Jan. 19—Bicentennial Kick-Off 2:00 at the Natl. Guard Armory
Jan. 21—Gamaliel Time Capsule 10:00 @ Gamaliel Cemetery
JAN. 21 - FEB 29
James Monroe Exhibit at Schools & Library
March 19 - "Show & Tell" at M.C. Historical Society meeting
March 27 - "Dress Like Day" Daniel Boone era at school,work & play
March 27-28—Long Hunter Rendezvous at Old Mulkey
April 16 - Show & Tell /Chautauqua "1920's" at Historical Society Meet
April 18—Gospel Homecoming @ 1st Baptist Church
April 24 - "Dress like Roaring 20's" at school, work & play
April 22-28 - WWI—exhibit at Natl. Guard Armory
May 13-15—Pioneer Days 8:00-3:00 Exhibit Hall M.C. Fairgrounds
May 15 - "Dress like your grandparents" at school, work & play
May 16—BBQ Festival Parade downtown Fountain Run
May 19 - "1930's" Show & Tell at Historical Society regular meeting
May 30—Old Sluggers Baseball Game @MCHS baseball field
June 13 & 19—One Room School -Youth Theater Presentations
June 18 - "1950's" show & tell at Historical Soc. regular meet
July 12-25—Tim Lee Carter Exhibit 9:00-5:00 at Old Mulkey
July 18—Monroe Co. Roots Genealogy Fair @ Gamaliel Elem. School
July 18—SAR Dedication held at Old Mulkey
Aug. 6 - "Homemaking Through the Years" with M.C. Homemakers 6:00 Ext.Ofc
Aug. 20 - "1960's & 70's" Show & Tell at Historical Soc. meeting
Aug. 21 - "Dress like a Hippie" at school, work and play
Aug. 21&22—Korean War Era Forward @ Tompkinsville-MC Airport
Sept. 5—Watermelon Festival Parade 10:00 am downtown Tompkinsville
Sept. 12—Native American Artifact Show @ Gamaliel Elem School
Sept. 14-19—WWII presentation @ WB Harlan Memorial Library
Sept. 14-22 - 200 Years of Transportation in Monroe County at National Guard Armory
Sept. 17 - "1940's" Show & Tell at Historical Society meeting
Sept. 19 - "Dress like the 1940's" at school, work and play
Oct. 16-18—Battle of Tompkinsville at “Harlan’s House” Capp Harlan Rd.
Oct. 17*—Blue and Gray Ball (Bicentennial WrapUp)
Oct. 22—"Old Time Homecoming Days" AutumnFest & Parade
Long Hunters Rendezvous - March 27-28
A living history event with everyone in period attire,
using period tools & equipment and performing period activities.
Pioneer Days May 13-15
An interactive event allowing participants to get
"hands on" experience in some 18 activities:
tacking a quilt, working leather, shelling corn, making brooms/candles/butter/soap/cracklins etc. To be
held in the exhibit hall of the Monroe County Fairgrounds.
A Celebration of Quilting Heritage in Monroe County
June 11 - 13, 2020 at Old Mulkey State Historic Site
Monroe County's fabric artists are second to none.
From the earliest days of settlement, when absolutely everything needed
to be re-used, Monroe County women (and a few men, these days)
have devoted themselves to the designing and creation of these labors of love. Many quilts are created to mark family milestones. Some are auctioned for community benefit or to help a neighbor in need.
Quilt Crazy: Celebrating a tradition that just keeps getting better
One Room School Reenactments June 13 & 19
To be held at the Boyd One Room Schoolhouse
on South Main St., Tompkinsville and presented by
the Monroe County Youth Theater
Tim Lee Carter Exhibit - July 12 - 25
This is an Old Mulkey Bicentennial week long Event
partnering with WKU special Collections Library
and Kentucky Museum creating an exhibit
focusing on the life and work of Monroe County native,
physician and long-time U.S. Representative Tim Lee Carter.
SAR Grave Dedication - July 18
A "wreath laying ceremony" will take place at Old Mulkey State Historic Site with a 21 gun salute, with speeches
and participants clothed in period attire.
Monroe County "Roots"Genealogy Fair - July 18
To be held at Gamaliel Elementary School
with noted genealogists on hand to discuss
family research, do photo detective work, etc.
200 Years Monroe County on the Move - Sept.
A partnered event between Old Mulkey,
the National Corvette Museum and the local car club
to be held for one week at the National Guard Armory
on Armory Dr. in Tompkinsville.
Fountain Run - May 16th BBQ Festival
Tompkinsville - September 5th Watermelon Festival
Gamaliel - October 22 "Old Time Homecoming" Festival
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