Walk in the footsteps of Tennessee and American history
Lynn Fox, a living history exhibitor, will be the featured speaker at a Thursday night meeting of the Oak Ridge Heritage and Preservation Association. It’s a living history presentation, and all ages will enjoy it, a press release said. Artifacts of the frontier period will be on display.
ORHPA’s celebration of Davy Crockett comes on the same week as the Crockett Birthday event in downtown Knoxville on Saturday, August. More information on that event can be found on the East Tennessee Historical Society website.
The presentation on Thursday, August 14, starts at 7 p.m. at the Midtown Community Center on Robertsville Road in Oak Ridge. The meeting is open to the public, and it is especially designed to appeal to young children and adults alike.
“For more than 29 years, Lynn Fox has kept the spirit of Tennessee and America’s heroes alive,” the press release said. “He has walked their footsteps on the Overmountain Victory Trail, and re-enacted events in their lives through entertaining and educational living history programs.
“When listening and participating in Lynn’s programs, one comes to realize the difficult time those in Tennessee and America had. Their faith, strength, and courage helped them to overcome insurmountable odds. We can all learn something useful from their experience.”
The release said Fox captures the vision, determination, and fortitude of our ancestors, such as Governor John Sevier, Davy Crockett and Sam Houston, James Haggard, and many others in his tireless community involvement.
If your organization is in need of a program or historical event, contact Fox at Tennesseans for Living History (865) 719-9947 or by email at [email protected].
The Oak Ridge Heritage and Preservation Association serves to promote historic preservation and the history of Oak Ridge’s heritage. Monthly meetings are open to the public and held in the Midtown Community Center, except when special “field trip” meetings are scheduled. ORHPA’s mission is to preserve Oak Ridge’s history and its built environment (early structures, etc.) and develop education and cultural resources for the benefit of present and future generations. Membership is open to all interested individuals.