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Tastes of the Historic South

May 27, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

We are going to be doing some smelling, listening, looking, touching and even tasting in the kitchen this afternoon. Think beans and cornbread, bacon and eggs, biscuits and butter. You better come on! At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Spinning Wool Into Yarn

May 27, 2022 - 11:00 a.m. to Noon
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Every hand is needed to help with picking, scouring and carding our wool fleeces. Then sit by the spinning wheel as it turns, turns, turns, and watch the spinner turn curly fleece into yarn. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Dinnertime for Bald Eagle

May 27, 2022 - Each Friday at 3:30
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Who rules the waters and skies over Land Between the Lakes? The bald eagle, of course! Visit with our resident bald eagles at dinnertime and discover their secrets of survival. Also find out about the successful bald eagle recovery project that brought this majestic bird back from the brink of extinction in this area. Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Growing Cash

May 28, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Wouldn't a cash tree be handy? Well, we are going to be planting our cash crop here on the Homeplace 1850's farm. Come help plant Tobacco, a crop that provided income for the farm. We will be pegging and setting just like they did in the 1850s. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Build a Beaver

May 28, 2022 - 3:30 p.m. to 3:50 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Beavers don't just live in the water, they build in it! Learn about a beaver's "tools" for construction as we transform someone into a beaver! After, we will discuss how a beaver pond benefits not only beavers but other animals too! Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Benthic Beasts

May 28, 2022 - 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

People rarely see the bottoms of rivers and lakes, but it's a whole other world down there! Learn about life at the bottom of the river, and meet Nature Station's very own benthic beasts - the Alligator Snapping Turtles! Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Sunset Canoe Trip

May 28, 2022 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Join us for a sunset canoe trip on one of Lake Barkley's scenic bays. We'll enjoy the sights and sounds of an evening on the lake while learning about wildlife such as osprey, beavers, and deer. This trip is great for families. Paddlers of all skill levels are welcome.

Cost: $30 per canoe
Reservations: required, call 270-924-2020
Location: will be announced with reservation


Turtle Talledega!

May 28, 2022 - 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Ready... set... SLOOOOOOWWWW! Get ready for thrilling races between the tiny turtle champions of the Nature Station. Bring the family and root for your favorite shelled reptile. Also learn how you can help turtles that take to the road in your neighborhood! Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Red Wolf Treat Time

May 28, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Did you know red wolves used to roam between the rivers? Meet this endangered species up close as we give our red wolves a treat. Find out how they became so endangered and what efforts biologists have made to try to save them from extinction. Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Print-a-fish Craft

May 28, 2022 - Noon to 2:00 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Have you ever tried printmaking? I bet you haven't done one like this! Inspired by the Japanese art of Gyotaku, make your own fishy artwork using models of fish found in Land Between the Lakes. Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


River Days Puppet Theatre

May 29, 2022 - 3:30 p.m. to 3:50 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Join us in the Nature Station Puppet Theatre for a wet and wild adventure! Follow the journey of Duncan the bald eagle as he tries to find his way back home and meets many of Kentucky Lake's resident critters. Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Picnic and Play on the Farm

May 29, 2022 - 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Pack your picnic basket, grab a blanket and enjoy homegrown fun on the farm. Join in a friendly game of townball or horseshoes. Meet the animals and learn how to have fun the 1850's way. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


For Goodness Snakes

May 29, 2022 - 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Have you ever touched a live snake? Here's your chance! Meet some of our resident snakes as we learn how these unusual creatures survive. We'll also discuss how to be safe around snakes when we're outside. Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Family Sunset Canoe Trip

May 29, 2022 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Join us for a sunset canoe trip on one of Lake Barkley's scenic bays. We'll enjoy the sights and sounds of an evening on the lake while learning about wildlife such as osprey, beavers, and deer. This trip is great for families. Paddlers of all skill levels are welcome.

Cost: $30 per canoe
Reservations: required, call 270-924-2020
Location: will be announced with reservation


America's Got Talons

May 29, 2022 - 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Are you stronger than a bald eagle? Just how big are those long, sharp, curved talons of theirs? Come hang out with the Nature Station's resident eagles during chow time and learn these fun facts about eagles and more. The answers may surprise you! *Ideal for home educators. Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Wet and Wild Water Games

May 29, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

What better way to spend a Sunday than playing in the water! Come join a couple of our naturalists for some fun, kid-oriented water games! Participants will get wet. Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Crazy Quackers Craft

May 29, 2022 - Noon to 2:00 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Hey kids! Stop by this booth to color your very own rubber duck to take home for all sorts of water adventures! Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Aquatic Touch Tanks

May 28, 2022 thru May 29, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Come get up close and personal with some of the critters that you can find in our local ponds and creeks! Feel free to touch, but remember to be gentle! Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Beach Bum Bobcat

May 30, 2022 - 11:00 a.m. to 11:20 a.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Cowabunga! We can't take our bobcat to the beach, but maybe we can bring the beach to our bobcat with some fun enrichment! Let's add some sand, sun, water and maybe a beach ball to his environment and see what happens! Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Tales of Scales

May 30, 2022 - 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Get up close and personal with reptiles and amphibians such as snakes, salamanders, and turtles. We'll introduce you to several ambassadors from the cold-blooded world as we explore the fascinating ways these slimy and scaly critters survive! Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


River Critters

May 30, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Even if they don't live in the water, so many animals rely on the waters of LBL! Join us for this fun program where you can get up close and personal with some of the critters you may find along the riverbanks! Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


What Is This Thing?

May 30, 2022 - Mondays 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Our farm is filled with widgets, whatsits, thingamajigs, and brick-a-brack. Since Mondays are our clean-up days, we like to play a fun game with the visitors called "What IS This Thing?" Come and be part of our team while we try to figure out what all this stuff is! At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Get Off The Roof!

May 30, 2022 - Mondays 11:00 a.m. to Noon
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Ready for another Homeplace Tradition? It's one of our most popular demonstrations. You will see some of our "Greatest Hits" on Mondays because we are making SHINGLES! Okay, it's more fun than it sounds, and you will definitely learn a useful skill. Shingles aren't just for the roof anymore! At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


CSI: Critter Scene Investigation

May 28, 2022 thru May 30, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Animals have gotten up to mischief in the Nature Station! Don your detective hat and visit the crime scenes to see if you can figure out which wetland critters have visited the backyard. Report back to us with your findings for a prize! Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


River Days at the Nature Station

May 28, 2022 thru May 30, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Cruise over to the Nature Station this Memorial Day Weekend for River Days! Enjoy live animals, activities, crafts, and programs all dedicated to celebrating our rivers and lakes! Get up close and personal with LBL's lake and swamp creatures and discover what makes them so special! Celebrate the water all around us by bringing your whole family to have fun at the Nature Station! Specific events for this weekend are listed here on this site.


Memorial of Time Past

May 30, 2022 - Noon to 12:15 p.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Help us remember those who secured our freedom. Before there was an official day of remembrance, Memorial Day, soldiers were still memorialized in the United States early history. Please join us at Noon for a moving flag raising ceremony. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


EXPLORE

Mar 1, 2022 thru May 31, 2022 - Various Times
Golden Pond Planetarium // 238 Visitor Center Dr - LBL
(270) 924-2233

Have you ever wondered how our modern spacecraft can navigate quickly and accurately to Earth orbit and beyond? Find out in EXPLORE, the lavish 2017 full dome production from Creative Planet. It's the story of humanity's fascination with the stars - from ancient stargazers and astrologers to the breakthrough discoveries of Nicolaus Copernicus and Johannes Kepler. Today's explorers depend on Kepler's genius for their work in space. Admission fees apply. For showtimes, download the full Planetarium schedule here.


Laser Legends of the Night Sky

Mar 1, 2022 thru May 31, 2022 - Daily 10:00 a.m.
Golden Pond Planetarium // 238 Visitor Center Dr - LBL
(270) 924-2233

Get into the holiday spirit with the music of the season and colorful dazzling laser effects! Featuring classic holiday favorites like Burl Ives' "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," modern hits like Randy Travis' "Jingle Bell Rock," and unique reimagining's of timeless songs like Enya's beautiful "Oiche Chiun (Silent Night)," this delightful program is fun for the whole family. It's an animated Christmas laser light display like no other you've ever seen! Admission fees apply. Showtimes are daily at 10:00 a.m.


From Earth to the Universe

Mar 1, 2022 thru May 31, 2022 - Various Times
Golden Pond Planetarium // 238 Visitor Center Dr - LBL
(270) 924-2233

Please come and enjoy the many beautiful full-dome images of our universe on this virtual space tour as seen from the eyes of the world's largest telescopes including the Hubble Space Telescope. Along the way, you will learn about the history of astronomy, the invention of the telescope, and see impressive images from today's giant telescopes that allow us to probe ever deeper into the Universe. Admission fees apply. For showtimes, download the full Planetarium schedule here.


Firefall

Mar 1, 2022 thru May 31, 2022 - Various Times
Golden Pond Planetarium // 238 Visitor Center Dr - LBL
(270) 924-2233

Some of this debris collides with the Earth daily and is harmless. Some of the other objects may also collide with us, but we surely hope not. But we know it has happened before as you will learn in the show. Dedicated nightly searches are carried out around the globe using the most sophisticated instruments and computer software to detect Near Earth Objects (NEOs). A collision with a large comet or asteroid has the potential to destroy an entire civilization and change the course of history. Just ask the dinosaurs. Admission fees apply. For showtimes, download the full Planetarium schedule here.


Traveling With Light

Mar 1, 2022 thru May 31, 2022 - Various Times
Golden Pond Planetarium // 238 Visitor Center Dr - LBL
(270) 924-2233

Traveling with Light presents different scenarios that reveal the complexity of light and its direct influence on our planet. The Sun is the closest star to Earth and generates the energy that provides the light and heat necessary for life. Nevertheless, the Sun is not the only source of natural light. Fire has accompanied the Earth since its inception and has played a very important role in the evolution of the human being, so much so that its discovery by primitive societies changed their way of life. Admission fees apply. For showtimes, download the full Planetarium schedule here.


Discover the Stars

Mar 1, 2022 thru May 31, 2022 - Various Times
Golden Pond Planetarium // 238 Visitor Center Dr - LBL
(270) 924-2233

On a clear, dark night, most of us, at one time or another, have gazed upon the stars and wondered about all those tiny points of light. Many of us are able to identify different patterns and constellations in the stars. But, what are those tiny points of light? This exciting program takes viewers beyond a simple observation of the night sky and delves into the fascinating lives of stars Admission fees apply. For showtimes, download the full Planetarium schedule here.


Mule Spa

May 31, 2022 - Tuesdays 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Know anything about mules? Would you like to? Be on the farm Tuesday afternoon, and get ready to relax with The Big Guy, our mule Todd. Todd gets groomed and brushed every day, but Tuesday is Todd Appreciation Day, and we lay it on extra thick. Come out and bring your smile, you are going to need it. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Treat The Sheep

May 31, 2022 - Tuesdays 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Right after we wake-up the farm on Tuesdays, we give our sheep a little special love in the form of sheep treats! No, we don't give our sheep treats every day, that would be baaaaaad, but once a week? Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full! It's a treat for our sheep and our visitors. Don't forget your camera! At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Art on the Farm

Jun 1, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

If farmers were able to find the time and had the talent, drawing and painting were easy to do on the 1850s farm. Photographs were often rare and expensive during the 1850s so creative people would use their talents to capture their important moments on paper. Have a sit down and capture some moments on the Farm. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Dinnertime for Bald Eagle

Jun 1, 2022 - Each Wednesday at 3:30
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Who rules the waters and skies over Land Between the Lakes? The bald eagle, of course! Visit with our resident bald eagles at dinnertime and discover their secrets of survival. Also find out about the successful bald eagle recovery project that brought this majestic bird back from the brink of extinction in this area. Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Nature Journaling

Jun 1, 2022 - 11:00 a.m. to Noon
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Exploring the world around you through the creation of a nature journal was a popular pastime during the 19th century. Come out and learn how to bind and fill a sketchbook that you can use to document your own adventures. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Blacksmithing

Jun 2, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

It's hammer time at the 1850s farm! We will be demonstrating historical methods of blacksmithing on a bellows operated charcoal forge. Learn about metallurgy during the mid-1800's and explore how a farmer would repair and replace broken and damaged tools. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Native Wood Workshop

Jun 2, 2022 - 11:00 a.m. to Noon
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Wood was the most common material on the 1850s farm and working with it was often second nature to the historic farmer. Try your hand at the wood lathe, carving and carpentry the way it used to be done. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Vulture Culture

Jun 2, 2022 - 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Vultures: are they super gross, just misunderstood, or somewhere in between? Join our naturalists for this fun program where you can get an up-close look at these birds that are crazy for carrion and learn how they play a crucial role in our ecosystem! Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Tastes of the Historic South

Jun 3, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

We are going to be doing some smelling, listening, looking, touching and even tasting in the kitchen this afternoon. Think beans and cornbread, bacon and eggs, biscuits and butter. You better come on! At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Red Wolf Treat Time

Jun 3, 2022 - Each Friday at 3:30
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Who's hungry like a wolf? Our red wolves, of course! Visit with one of the most endangered mammals in the United States and watch them "wolf" down a tasty treat. Find out what scientists and regular citizens are doing to bring them back from the brink of extinction. Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Spinning Wool Into Yarn

Jun 3, 2022 - 11:00 a.m. to Noon
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Every hand is needed to help with picking, scouring and carding our wool fleeces. Then sit by the spinning wheel as it turns, turns, turns, and watch the spinner turn curly fleece into yarn. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Meet The Sheep

Jun 4, 2022 - 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Come meet our fluffy white clouds here on the Homeplace 1850's Farm. Our sheep was an important income for the farm. They were the second greatest number of livestock animals in 1850. Our wonderful sheep provided the wool to produce amazing coverlets, clothes, and other fabrics. And we may have a few treats to provide to them. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Just Like Magic! Community Dye Pot

Jun 4, 2022 - 11:00 a.m. to Noon
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Imagine standing around a bubbling cauldron. Leaves, roots, twigs and flowers have been added to the mix. You submerge a piece of white fabric and watch as the MAGIC happens! Come and help us dye some fabric, and go home with your own, naturally dyed handkerchief! At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Goodies for Groundhog

Jun 4, 2022 - 11:30 a.m. to Noon
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Come see Nature Station's resident groundhog Clover eat some of her favorite treats during chow time! While we enjoy watching her munch on her lunch, we'll learn about groundhogs and how they survive as one of nature's best burrowers! Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Pee Wee Predators

Jun 4, 2022 - 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Don't let their small stature fool you, these tiny predators are ferocious! From lightning-fast reflexes, to silent ninja like movements, these tiny terrors are some of the most fearsome predators around. Come meet some of our smallest native predators and learn how size isn't everything! Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Bites for Bobcat

Jun 4, 2022 - 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Meet Nature Station's resident wildcat! Learn about how bobcats live, how common they are in Land Between the Lakes, and maybe even see Bobcat play with his food! He certainly gets excited about feeding time! Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Sunset Kayak Trip

Jun 4, 2022 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Join us for a relaxed paddle as we explore the nooks and crannies of a Lake Barkley scenic bay. We will search the waters and shorelines for wildlife such as osprey, eagles, beavers, egrets, frogs, and songbirds. Enjoy a feast for the eyes and ears as the sun dips below the trees and nature's evening chorus comes to life. $25 per person to use one of our kayaks; $20 per person if you bring your own kayak.

Participants must be age 13 or above.

Reservation and full deposit required. Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space and for location information.


Weaving: Creating Art for Practical Use

Jun 4, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to Noon; 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Watch how early homemakers turned a tangle of threads into lasting works of practical art. Bed coverlets, clothing, sacks, even wagon covers were created on the farm loom. Weavers became highly skilled, creating unique family patterns and museum quality pieces that have been handed down for generations. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Coyote Playtime: Sunday Funday

Jun 5, 2022 - 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Everyone loves having fun and today it's playtime for our coyotes! Watch as Campbell and Cadiz react to an interesting new food item or an exciting new toy and learn more about how the Nature Station cares for its rescued wildlife through fun enrichment activities! Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Snake Feeding Sundays

Jun 5, 2022 - 11:30 a.m. to noon
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Most of us enjoy a nice Sunday brunch and so do our snakes! In fact, Sunday brunch is their only meal of the week! Come watch as our rattlesnake, kingsnake, rat snake, and more chow down their mouse-alicious meal. You'll even get to meet one of the snakes up close! Bring your camera for a snake selfie! Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Garden to Table: Sunday Dinner

Jun 5, 2022 - 11:00 a.m. to Noon
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

As Spring becomes Summer, food from the garden has started to make its way to our kitchen and dinner table. Come by and help us do a little seasonal cooking with fresh food off the farm. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Home Grocery Store

Jun 5, 2022 - 11:00 a.m. to Noon
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

An important source of food for the families of 1850 was the garden. It provided a variety of different vegetables and fruits to supplement the staples that may not be available at the local market. Come check out the Homeplace garden and see the many varieties of vegetables that were available. Can you figure out how we preserved our bounty without refrigeration? At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Mule Spa

Jun 6, 2022 - Tuesdays 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Know anything about mules? Would you like to? Be on the farm Tuesday afternoon, and get ready to relax with The Big Guy, our mule Todd. Todd gets groomed and brushed every day, but Tuesday is Todd Appreciation Day, and we lay it on extra thick. Come out and bring your smile, you are going to need it. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Totally Turtles

Jun 6, 2022 - 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Turtles are so cool! Some can live over 100 years, some can grow over 200 pounds, and some are even nocturnal! Join us to meet several turtle's native to Land Between the Lakes, see what makes each one unique, and even give them a pat on the shell! Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Treat The Sheep

Jun 6, 2022 - Tuesdays 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Right after we wake-up the farm on Tuesdays, we give our sheep a little special love in the form of sheep treats! No, we don't give our sheep treats every day, that would be baaaaaad, but once a week? Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full! It's a treat for our sheep and our visitors. Don't forget your camera! At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Get Off The Roof!

Jun 7, 2022 - Tuesdays 11:00 a.m. to Noon
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Ready for another Homeplace Tradition? It's one of our most popular demonstrations. You will see some of our "Greatest Hits" on Mondays because we are making SHINGLES! Okay, it's more fun than it sounds, and you will definitely learn a useful skill. Shingles aren't just for the roof anymore! At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Morning Nature Hike

Jun 7, 2022 - 11:00 a.m. to Noon
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Let's go for a 1-mile hike on one of our favorite trails. As we stroll through the woods, along a field's edge, and to the lakeshore, we'll search for signs of wildlife and learn to identify several native trees. Program free. Weather permitting. Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


What Is This Thing?

Jun 7, 2022 - Tuesdays 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Our farm is filled with widgets, whatsits, thingamajigs, and brick-a-brack. Since Mondays are our clean-up days, we like to play a fun game with the visitors called "What IS This Thing?" Come and be part of our team while we try to figure out what all this stuff is! At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Dinnertime for Bald Eagle

Jun 8, 2022 - Each Wednesday at 3:30
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Who rules the waters and skies over Land Between the Lakes? The bald eagle, of course! Visit with our resident bald eagles at dinnertime and discover their secrets of survival. Also find out about the successful bald eagle recovery project that brought this majestic bird back from the brink of extinction in this area. Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Nature Journaling

Jun 8, 2022 - 11:00 a.m. to Noon
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Exploring the world around you through the creation of a nature journal was a popular pastime during the 19th century. Come out and learn how to bind and fill a sketchbook that you can use to document your own adventures. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Art on the Farm

Jun 8, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

If farmers were able to find the time and had the talent, drawing and painting were easy to do on the 1850s farm. Photographs were often rare and expensive during the 1850s so creative people would use their talents to capture their important moments on paper. Have a sit down and capture some moments on the Farm. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Blacksmithing

Jun 9, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

It's hammer time at the 1850s farm! We will be demonstrating historical methods of blacksmithing on a bellows operated charcoal forge. Learn about metallurgy during the mid-1800's and explore how a farmer would repair and replace broken and damaged tools. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Native Wood Workshop

Jun 9, 2022 - 11:00 a.m. to Noon
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Wood was the most common material on the 1850s farm and working with it was often second nature to the historic farmer. Try your hand at the wood lathe, carving and carpentry the way it used to be done. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Vulture Culture

Jun 9, 2022 - 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Vultures: are they super gross, just misunderstood, or somewhere in between? Join our naturalists for this fun program where you can get an up-close look at these birds that are crazy for carrion and learn how they play a crucial role in our ecosystem! Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Spinning Wool Into Yarn

Jun 10, 2022 - 11:00 a.m. to Noon
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Every hand is needed to help with picking, scouring and carding our wool fleeces. Then sit by the spinning wheel as it turns, turns, turns, and watch the spinner turn curly fleece into yarn. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Red Wolf Treat Time

Jun 10, 2022 - Each Friday at 3:30
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Who's hungry like a wolf? Our red wolves, of course! Visit with one of the most endangered mammals in the United States and watch them "wolf" down a tasty treat. Find out what scientists and regular citizens are doing to bring them back from the brink of extinction. Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Tastes of the Historic South

Jun 10, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

We are going to be doing some smelling, listening, looking, touching and even tasting in the kitchen this afternoon. Think beans and cornbread, bacon and eggs, biscuits and butter. You better come on! At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


National Get Outdoors Day: Free Nature Station Entry

Jun 11, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

As part of the National Get Outdoors Day celebration from visit the Woodlands Nature Station for Free on June 11, 10am-5pm. Located in Land Between The Lakes.


HOOTenanny

Jun 11, 2022 - 11:30 a.m. to Noon
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Join our naturalists for a program dedicated to our favorite nocturnal singers - our owls! Meet our resident owls up close and learn how they survive in their nocturnal world, and what makes each species unique! Admission on to the Nature Station on June 11 is free for that day only.


Awesome 'Possum

Jun 11, 2022 - 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Opossums sure are awesome! Join us as we meet Marsi, our resident rescued opossum, up close and personal and learn about how you DEFINITELY want one of these underrated marsupials patrolling your backyard! Admission on to the Nature Station on June 11 is free for that day only.


Lake Monsters!

Jun 11, 2022 - 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Who or what lurks beneath the waves? Join us as we "dive" beneath the surface of the lake and learn about some of the weird, strange, and even large creatures that live in Kentucky and Barkley lakes! You may be surprised by what we find! Admission on to the Nature Station on June 11 is free for that day only.


Sunset Kayak Trip

Jun 11, 2022 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Join us for a relaxed paddle as we explore the nooks and crannies of a Lake Barkley scenic bay. We will search the waters and shorelines for wildlife such as osprey, eagles, beavers, egrets, frogs, and songbirds. Enjoy a feast for the eyes and ears as the sun dips below the trees and nature's evening chorus comes to life. $25 per person to use one of our kayaks; $20 per person if you bring your own kayak.

Participants must be age 13 or above.

Reservation and full deposit required. Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space and for location information.


Hamming It Up

Jun 11, 2022 - 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Pork was an important staple here in Tennessee in 1850's, and a great way to preserve that pork was as a ham. Meet us at the smokehouse on the Homeplace 1850s farm and learn about the process of storing meat. Can you guess the reason that we smoked our meat? At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Hang Out Your Shingle

Jun 11, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to Noon
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Come out to the tool barn where we will be painting our hand riven shingles. Learn about folk art from our region and take home your very own hand painted shingle! At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Blacksmithing

Jun 11, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

It's hammer time at the 1850s farm! We will be demonstrating historical methods of blacksmithing on a bellows operated charcoal forge. Learn about metallurgy during the mid-1800's and explore how a farmer would repair and replace broken and damaged tools. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Snake Feeding Sundays

Jun 12, 2022 - 11:30 a.m. to noon
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Most of us enjoy a nice Sunday brunch and so do our snakes! In fact, Sunday brunch is their only meal of the week! Come watch as our rattlesnake, kingsnake, rat snake, and more chow down their mouse-alicious meal. You'll even get to meet one of the snakes up close! Bring your camera for a snake selfie! Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Sunday Funday: Vulture Playtime

Jun 12, 2022 - 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Everyone loves having fun and today it's playtime for our vultures! Watch as they react to an interesting new food item or an exciting new toy and learn more about how the Nature Station cares for its rescued wildlife through fun enrichment activities! Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Butter & Cheese Please!

Jun 12, 2022 - 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Once upon a time, dairy products were considered "white meat." Butter and cheese were sources of fat and protein that helped people in the 1800s survive. Come and help us make (and taste!) butter and cheese! At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Blacksmithing

Jun 12, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

It's hammer time at the 1850s farm! We will be demonstrating historical methods of blacksmithing on a bellows operated charcoal forge. Learn about metallurgy during the mid-1800's and explore how a farmer would repair and replace broken and damaged tools. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Getting Turned Around

Jun 12, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to Noon
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Let's get turned around on the Homeplace Lathe. Join us in the process of creating bowls, spindles, rods and even bowling pins. Our spring pole lathe is a design from ancient history but was practical enough to still be used in the mid-19th century. Enjoy the smell of fresh shavings and the quite methodical rhythm of the lathe. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Red Wolf Treat Time

Jun 12, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Did you know red wolves used to roam between the rivers? Meet this endangered species up close as we give our red wolves a treat. Find out how they became so endangered and what efforts biologists have made to try to save them from extinction. Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Mule Spa

Jun 13, 2022 - Tuesdays 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Know anything about mules? Would you like to? Be on the farm Tuesday afternoon, and get ready to relax with The Big Guy, our mule Todd. Todd gets groomed and brushed every day, but Tuesday is Todd Appreciation Day, and we lay it on extra thick. Come out and bring your smile, you are going to need it. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Totally Turtles

Jun 13, 2022 - 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Turtles are so cool! Some can live over 100 years, some can grow over 200 pounds, and some are even nocturnal! Join us to meet several turtle's native to Land Between the Lakes, see what makes each one unique, and even give them a pat on the shell! Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Treat The Sheep

Jun 13, 2022 - Tuesdays 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Right after we wake-up the farm on Tuesdays, we give our sheep a little special love in the form of sheep treats! No, we don't give our sheep treats every day, that would be baaaaaad, but once a week? Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full! It's a treat for our sheep and our visitors. Don't forget your camera! At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


What Is This Thing?

Jun 14, 2022 - Tuesdays 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Our farm is filled with widgets, whatsits, thingamajigs, and brick-a-brack. Since Mondays are our clean-up days, we like to play a fun game with the visitors called "What IS This Thing?" Come and be part of our team while we try to figure out what all this stuff is! At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Morning Nature Hike

Jun 14, 2022 - 11:00 a.m. to Noon
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Let's go for a 1-mile hike on one of our favorite trails. As we stroll through the woods, along a field's edge, and to the lakeshore, we'll search for signs of wildlife and learn to identify several native trees. Program free. Weather permitting. Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Get Off The Roof!

Jun 14, 2022 - Tuesdays 11:00 a.m. to Noon
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Ready for another Homeplace Tradition? It's one of our most popular demonstrations. You will see some of our "Greatest Hits" on Mondays because we are making SHINGLES! Okay, it's more fun than it sounds, and you will definitely learn a useful skill. Shingles aren't just for the roof anymore! At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Dinnertime for Bald Eagle

Jun 15, 2022 - Each Wednesday at 3:30
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Who rules the waters and skies over Land Between the Lakes? The bald eagle, of course! Visit with our resident bald eagles at dinnertime and discover their secrets of survival. Also find out about the successful bald eagle recovery project that brought this majestic bird back from the brink of extinction in this area. Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Nature Journaling

Jun 15, 2022 - 11:00 a.m. to Noon
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Exploring the world around you through the creation of a nature journal was a popular pastime during the 19th century. Come out and learn how to bind and fill a sketchbook that you can use to document your own adventures. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Art on the Farm

Jun 15, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

If farmers were able to find the time and had the talent, drawing and painting were easy to do on the 1850s farm. Photographs were often rare and expensive during the 1850s so creative people would use their talents to capture their important moments on paper. Have a sit down and capture some moments on the Farm. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Native Wood Workshop

Jun 16, 2022 - 11:00 a.m. to Noon
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Wood was the most common material on the 1850s farm and working with it was often second nature to the historic farmer. Try your hand at the wood lathe, carving and carpentry the way it used to be done. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Blacksmithing

Jun 16, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

It's hammer time at the 1850s farm! We will be demonstrating historical methods of blacksmithing on a bellows operated charcoal forge. Learn about metallurgy during the mid-1800's and explore how a farmer would repair and replace broken and damaged tools. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Vulture Culture

Jun 16, 2022 - 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Vultures: are they super gross, just misunderstood, or somewhere in between? Join our naturalists for this fun program where you can get an up-close look at these birds that are crazy for carrion and learn how they play a crucial role in our ecosystem! Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Spinning Wool Into Yarn

Jun 17, 2022 - 11:00 a.m. to Noon
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Every hand is needed to help with picking, scouring and carding our wool fleeces. Then sit by the spinning wheel as it turns, turns, turns, and watch the spinner turn curly fleece into yarn. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Tastes of the Historic South

Jun 17, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

We are going to be doing some smelling, listening, looking, touching and even tasting in the kitchen this afternoon. Think beans and cornbread, bacon and eggs, biscuits and butter. You better come on! At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Red Wolf Treat Time

Jun 17, 2022 - Each Friday at 3:30
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Who's hungry like a wolf? Our red wolves, of course! Visit with one of the most endangered mammals in the United States and watch them "wolf" down a tasty treat. Find out what scientists and regular citizens are doing to bring them back from the brink of extinction. Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Make Your Own Dinosaur Track Book

Jun 18, 2022 - 11:00 a.m. to Noon
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Hey kids! Dinosaurs left big footprints in the mud! Learn to identify your dinosaur tracks by making your own prehistoric field guide. Part of Dino Day at the Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Make Your Own Dinosaur Track Book

Jun 18, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Paleontologists are finding even wackier dinosaurs each year. Grab some clay and make your own wacky prehistoric beast. Part of Dino Day at the Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


LBL Lost

Jun 18, 2022 - 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Jump into your time machine to go eons back in time! Learn what Land Between the Lakes looked like 500 million years ago to 10,000 years ago and who ruled this mighty ridgetop all those years ago Part of Dino Day at the Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Games and Graces

Jun 18, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

The chores are all done and it's time to play! Test your might, skill and wits with the popular pastimes of the 1850s. Perhaps you'll try your hand at Horseshoes. See if you can catch the hoop in a game of Graces, or compete with your friends and family in a good old-fashioned Tug-of-War! All this and more when it's game time on the farm. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Book Binding

Jun 18, 2022 - 11:00 a.m. to Noon
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

It's Kids day at the Homeplace! We are celebrating by giving away free books. Join us on the farm and learn how to bind your own book using needle and thread while supplies last! At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Boiled Sweets

Jun 18, 2022 - 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

We are making CANDY! What? Do you think candy was invented yesterday? We are making caramel, English toffee and Kentucky Cream Candy. Come on and get some! At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Bring Home The Bacon

Jun 18, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to Noon
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Come by and meet our heritage breed pigs! Did you know that pigs are smarter than dogs? Or that their noses are so strong they can smell under the ground? We will be talking about these and other fascinating facts about pigs, and their place on an 1850's farm!At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Ancient Armor

Jun 18, 2022 - 1:00 to 1:30 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Don't snap at me! Let's feed some ancient-armored animals, our giant snapping turtles. We will learn about these Triassic tyranno-turtles and how they live in the lakes around us. Part of Dino Day at the Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Dino Discovery with Ben E. Clement Museum

Jun 18, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

The Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum will showcase some of their favorite dinosaur fossils. Stop by their table to get up close and personal to the prehistoric past! Part of Dino Day at the Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Mesozoic Mammal

Jun 18, 2022 - 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Mammals lived amongst the giant feet of dinosaurs. Come meet one that has been around for 90 million years as we feed her daily meal. Part of Dino Day at the Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Cretaceous Critter Scavenger Hunt

Jun 18, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Search around the Nature Station for the plants and animals that lived with T-Rex and survived the big meteor! Discover what critters lived in the Cretaceous! Part of Dino Day at the Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Dino Day at the Nature Station

Jun 18, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Everything is dinosaur today! Join us as we partner with the Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum to celebrate life past and present. Several activities and programs are scheduled throughout the day, which are listed individually on this site. Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


White Picket Fences

Jun 19, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to Noon
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Ever wonder how those old farms kept those white picket fences? Well come out today and we will be whitewashing our garden fence. Find out how easy it is to make whitewash. This is one for the kids as we will have all kinds of brushes to paint with. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Blacksmithing

Jun 19, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

It's hammer time at the 1850s farm! We will be demonstrating historical methods of blacksmithing on a bellows operated charcoal forge. Learn about metallurgy during the mid-1800's and explore how a farmer would repair and replace broken and damaged tools. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Snake Feeding Sundays

Jun 19, 2022 - 11:30 a.m. to noon
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Most of us enjoy a nice Sunday brunch and so do our snakes! In fact, Sunday brunch is their only meal of the week! Come watch as our rattlesnake, kingsnake, rat snake, and more chow down their mouse-alicious meal. You'll even get to meet one of the snakes up close! Bring your camera for a snake selfie! Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Father of the Year

Jun 19, 2022 - 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Happy Father's Day! Help us celebrate Father's Day with our very own Father of the Year contest! Join us as we take a tour around the backyard, learning about the dads of the animal world as they stake their claim at being the best of the best. At the end of the contest, we will take a vote to see which of our animals is most deserving of the prestigious Father of the Year award! Great for the whole family. Dad jokes encouraged throughout the program. Located at Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.


Sunday Funday: Bobcat Playtime

Jun 19, 2022 - 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Everyone loves having fun and today it's playtime for our bobcat, Barkley! Watch as he reacts to an interesting new food item or an exciting new toy and learn more about how the Nature Station cares for its rescued wildlife through fun enrichment activities! Located at Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.


Totally Turtles

Jun 20, 2022 - 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Turtles are so cool! Some can live over 100 years, some can grow over 200 pounds, and some are even nocturnal! Join us to meet several turtle's native to Land Between the Lakes, see what makes each one unique, and even give them a pat on the shell! Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Treat The Sheep

Jun 20, 2022 - Tuesdays 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Right after we wake-up the farm on Tuesdays, we give our sheep a little special love in the form of sheep treats! No, we don't give our sheep treats every day, that would be baaaaaad, but once a week? Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full! It's a treat for our sheep and our visitors. Don't forget your camera! At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Mule Spa

Jun 20, 2022 - Tuesdays 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Know anything about mules? Would you like to? Be on the farm Tuesday afternoon, and get ready to relax with The Big Guy, our mule Todd. Todd gets groomed and brushed every day, but Tuesday is Todd Appreciation Day, and we lay it on extra thick. Come out and bring your smile, you are going to need it. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


What Is This Thing?

Jun 21, 2022 - Tuesdays 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Our farm is filled with widgets, whatsits, thingamajigs, and brick-a-brack. Since Mondays are our clean-up days, we like to play a fun game with the visitors called "What IS This Thing?" Come and be part of our team while we try to figure out what all this stuff is! At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Morning Nature Hike

Jun 21, 2022 - 11:00 a.m. to Noon
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Let's go for a 1-mile hike on one of our favorite trails. As we stroll through the woods, along a field's edge, and to the lakeshore, we'll search for signs of wildlife and learn to identify several native trees. Program free. Weather permitting. Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Get Off The Roof!

Jun 21, 2022 - Tuesdays 11:00 a.m. to Noon
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Ready for another Homeplace Tradition? It's one of our most popular demonstrations. You will see some of our "Greatest Hits" on Mondays because we are making SHINGLES! Okay, it's more fun than it sounds, and you will definitely learn a useful skill. Shingles aren't just for the roof anymore! At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Dinnertime for Bald Eagle

Jun 22, 2022 - Each Wednesday at 3:30
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Who rules the waters and skies over Land Between the Lakes? The bald eagle, of course! Visit with our resident bald eagles at dinnertime and discover their secrets of survival. Also find out about the successful bald eagle recovery project that brought this majestic bird back from the brink of extinction in this area. Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Nature Journaling

Jun 22, 2022 - 11:00 a.m. to Noon
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Exploring the world around you through the creation of a nature journal was a popular pastime during the 19th century. Come out and learn how to bind and fill a sketchbook that you can use to document your own adventures. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Art on the Farm

Jun 22, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

If farmers were able to find the time and had the talent, drawing and painting were easy to do on the 1850s farm. Photographs were often rare and expensive during the 1850s so creative people would use their talents to capture their important moments on paper. Have a sit down and capture some moments on the Farm. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Blacksmithing

Jun 23, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

It's hammer time at the 1850s farm! We will be demonstrating historical methods of blacksmithing on a bellows operated charcoal forge. Learn about metallurgy during the mid-1800's and explore how a farmer would repair and replace broken and damaged tools. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Vulture Culture

Jun 23, 2022 - 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Vultures: are they super gross, just misunderstood, or somewhere in between? Join our naturalists for this fun program where you can get an up-close look at these birds that are crazy for carrion and learn how they play a crucial role in our ecosystem! Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Native Wood Workshop

Jun 23, 2022 - 11:00 a.m. to Noon
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Wood was the most common material on the 1850s farm and working with it was often second nature to the historic farmer. Try your hand at the wood lathe, carving and carpentry the way it used to be done. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Tastes of the Historic South

Jun 24, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

We are going to be doing some smelling, listening, looking, touching and even tasting in the kitchen this afternoon. Think beans and cornbread, bacon and eggs, biscuits and butter. You better come on! At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Spinning Wool Into Yarn

Jun 24, 2022 - 11:00 a.m. to Noon
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Every hand is needed to help with picking, scouring and carding our wool fleeces. Then sit by the spinning wheel as it turns, turns, turns, and watch the spinner turn curly fleece into yarn. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Red Wolf Treat Time

Jun 24, 2022 - Each Friday at 3:30
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Who's hungry like a wolf? Our red wolves, of course! Visit with one of the most endangered mammals in the United States and watch them "wolf" down a tasty treat. Find out what scientists and regular citizens are doing to bring them back from the brink of extinction. Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Butterfly Food Chain

Jun 25, 2022 - 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

How do butterflies and moths fit into the food chain? Join us for a trip around the Nature Station backyard as we follow the food chain, investigating both the plants eaten by butterflies and moths and the larger animals that eat them! This program is a part of Butterfly Weekend at Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.


6th Annual Nature Station Butterfly Count

Jun 25, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Naturalists and volunteers are in the field collecting data for the North American Butterfly Association. Citizen science projects like as this provide valuable information and help to track the status of species. Stop by our booth to see what species we have found so far, learn how our gardens support butterflies, and pick up a free packet of native flower seeds for your own garden! This program is a part of Butterfly Weekend at Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.


Butterfly Weekend at the Nature Station

Jun 25, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Hey families! This weekend is all about butterflies and their bug buddies! Learn how to spot butterflies, make a caterpillar, and even catch some cool insects while you're at it! Located at Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.


Butterfly Monitoring at Golden Pond Visitors Center

Jun 25, 2022 - 11:00 a.m. to Noon
Woodlands Nature Station // 238 Visitor Center Dr, Golden Pond - LBL
270-924-2299

Join a naturalist to explore the habitats surrounding the Golden Pond Visitor Center as well as look for butterflies during Land Between the Lakes annual Butterfly Count. Learn about this citizen science event while observing beautiful butterflies!


Butterflies On My Mind Craft

Jun 25, 2022 - Noon to 2:00 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Step 1: Create a random blob of paint. Step 2: Use your imagination and creativity to create your own one-of-a-kind, butterfly painting! This program is a part of Butterfly Weekend at Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.


Staying Cool on the Farm

Jun 25, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

It's summer, the days are long, hot and humid. How did people in the 1850's stay cool and still manage to accomplish their daily farm tasks? Come out and learn about how farm life revolved around simple tricks and methods of cooling off so farmers could avoid overheating in the hot summer sun. Sample some lemon aid or Switchel. The 19th century form of sports drink to rehydrate during long hot days in the sunshine. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


On The Hunt for Strange Things

Jun 25, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Come find some unique items on the Homeplace 1850's Farm. It will take wit and excitement to identify the items of our scavenger hunt. Each one will have a description of their use and you have to find them. Are you up to the challenge? At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Baking Bread 1850's Style

Jun 25, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

In the 1850s, farmers didn't knead to roll out to the store and shell out all their dough for fresh bread. The upper-crust might have, but we know how to bake it ourselves! Don't make us rye by missing this one, we'll be baking grain or shine. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


The Price Is Right

Jun 25, 2022 - 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

The price of gas... the price of oil... the price of tea in China! We are always thinking about the prices of all the things we need. Come play a game of The Price is Right at The Homeplace where we have a good laugh (and cry) about how the prices now compared to the prices in the 1850s. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Butterfly and Moth Scavenger Hunt

Jun 25, 2022 thru Jun 26, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Explore the Nature Station backyard to find larger than life examples of some of the amazing butterflies and moths found right here in Kentucky! Grab a selfie with one of the critters and turn in your scavenger hunt to earn a fun prize! This program is a part of Butterfly Weekend at Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.


Flying Flowers

Jun 26, 2022 - Noon to 2:00 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Create a colorful butterfly of your own! How will it compare to the real butterflies fluttering about our flowerbeds? This program is a part of Butterfly Weekend at Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.


Butterfly Migration Obstacle Course

Jun 25, 2022 thru Jun 26, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Think YOU have the dexterity to maneuver through the obstacles butterflies encounter during their migration? Test your skills on our very own Butterfly Migration Obstacle Course to see if you have what it takes to soar thousands of miles to achieve warmth and safety. This program is a part of Butterfly Weekend at Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.


Filling in the Gaps

Jun 26, 2022 - 11:00 a.m. to Noon
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

We used _________ to fill the gaps between logs on our homes and barns in the 1850's. Can you fill in the blank? Come join us as we discuss the different ways we can chink a structure in 1850's. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


From Lyme to Limes

Jun 26, 2022 - 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

While the men are out using LYME to perform their chores today, we will also be preparing some refreshing treats featuring LIMES! Stop by the Kitchen to see, smell and possibly taste what we are cookin' up! At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Insect Safari

Jun 26, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

We're going on a safari! With butterfly and sweep nets, we'll discover what insects make their home in the prairie. Any tigers or zebra swallowtails we spot can be counted in the North American Butterfly Association Butterfly Count! This program is a part of Butterfly Weekend at Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.


Hosting Butterflies

Jun 26, 2022 - 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Learn how to be a good host to butterflies! Take a tour through the Nature Station gardens, learn how to provide for butterflies, and pick up a packet of free native seeds for your home garden! This program is a part of Butterfly Weekend at Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.


Snake Feeding Sundays

Jun 26, 2022 - 11:30 a.m. to noon
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Most of us enjoy a nice Sunday brunch and so do our snakes! In fact, Sunday brunch is their only meal of the week! Come watch as our rattlesnake, kingsnake, rat snake, and more chow down their mouse-alicious meal. You'll even get to meet one of the snakes up close! Bring your camera for a snake selfie! Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Scat Happens

Jun 26, 2022 - 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Let's face it... sometimes scat happens! We can learn a lot from what an animal leaves behind! Join a naturalist and we'll learn how to identify animal poop, scientifically known as scat, and find out what kinds of food animals like to eat! Don't worry, the only time you'll get your hands dirty is when we make our own edible replica scat brownies (no nose plugs required)! Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Butterfly Food Chain

Jun 26, 2022 - 11:00 a.m. to Noon
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

How do butterflies and moths fit into the food chain? Join us for a trip around the Nature Station backyard as we follow the food chain, investigating both the plants eaten by butterflies and moths and the larger animals that eat them! This program is a part of Butterfly Weekend at Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.


Totally Turtles

Jun 27, 2022 - 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Turtles are so cool! Some can live over 100 years, some can grow over 200 pounds, and some are even nocturnal! Join us to meet several turtle's native to Land Between the Lakes, see what makes each one unique, and even give them a pat on the shell! Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Mule Spa

Jun 27, 2022 - Tuesdays 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Know anything about mules? Would you like to? Be on the farm Tuesday afternoon, and get ready to relax with The Big Guy, our mule Todd. Todd gets groomed and brushed every day, but Tuesday is Todd Appreciation Day, and we lay it on extra thick. Come out and bring your smile, you are going to need it. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Treat The Sheep

Jun 27, 2022 - Tuesdays 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Right after we wake-up the farm on Tuesdays, we give our sheep a little special love in the form of sheep treats! No, we don't give our sheep treats every day, that would be baaaaaad, but once a week? Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full! It's a treat for our sheep and our visitors. Don't forget your camera! At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Get Off The Roof!

Jun 28, 2022 - Tuesdays 11:00 a.m. to Noon
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Ready for another Homeplace Tradition? It's one of our most popular demonstrations. You will see some of our "Greatest Hits" on Mondays because we are making SHINGLES! Okay, it's more fun than it sounds, and you will definitely learn a useful skill. Shingles aren't just for the roof anymore! At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Morning Nature Hike

Jun 28, 2022 - 11:00 a.m. to Noon
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Let's go for a 1-mile hike on one of our favorite trails. As we stroll through the woods, along a field's edge, and to the lakeshore, we'll search for signs of wildlife and learn to identify several native trees. Program free. Weather permitting. Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


What Is This Thing?

Jun 28, 2022 - Tuesdays 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Our farm is filled with widgets, whatsits, thingamajigs, and brick-a-brack. Since Mondays are our clean-up days, we like to play a fun game with the visitors called "What IS This Thing?" Come and be part of our team while we try to figure out what all this stuff is! At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Art on the Farm

Jun 29, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

If farmers were able to find the time and had the talent, drawing and painting were easy to do on the 1850s farm. Photographs were often rare and expensive during the 1850s so creative people would use their talents to capture their important moments on paper. Have a sit down and capture some moments on the Farm. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Dinnertime for Bald Eagle

Jun 29, 2022 - Each Wednesday at 3:30
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Who rules the waters and skies over Land Between the Lakes? The bald eagle, of course! Visit with our resident bald eagles at dinnertime and discover their secrets of survival. Also find out about the successful bald eagle recovery project that brought this majestic bird back from the brink of extinction in this area. Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Nature Journaling

Jun 29, 2022 - 11:00 a.m. to Noon
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Exploring the world around you through the creation of a nature journal was a popular pastime during the 19th century. Come out and learn how to bind and fill a sketchbook that you can use to document your own adventures. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Blacksmithing

Jun 30, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

It's hammer time at the 1850s farm! We will be demonstrating historical methods of blacksmithing on a bellows operated charcoal forge. Learn about metallurgy during the mid-1800's and explore how a farmer would repair and replace broken and damaged tools. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


Vulture Culture

Jun 30, 2022 - 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Woodlands Nature Station // 3146 Silver Trail - LBL
270-924-2299

Vultures: are they super gross, just misunderstood, or somewhere in between? Join our naturalists for this fun program where you can get an up-close look at these birds that are crazy for carrion and learn how they play a crucial role in our ecosystem! Located at the Woodlands Nature Station in LBL. Admission fees apply.


Native Wood Workshop

Jun 30, 2022 - 11:00 a.m. to Noon
The Homeplace 1850s // 4512 The Trace, Dover - LBL
931-232-6457

Wood was the most common material on the 1850s farm and working with it was often second nature to the historic farmer. Try your hand at the wood lathe, carving and carpentry the way it used to be done. At The Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.


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