Marble Springs State Historic Site will host an Open Hearth Cooking Workshop Saturday, November 5, starting at 10 a.m. This hands-on workshop will teach visitors about open hearth cooking methods of the 18th century, focusing on cooking with a period item known as a Tin Kitchen. Participants will help prepare a rotisserie chicken, a side, and dessert. This is an excellent opportunity to learn some great new recipes and skills for the upcoming holidays. Copies of the recipes and cooking instructions will be provided.
Space is limited to 10 guests so make your reservations early. Reservations must be made by Tuesday, Nov 1. The fee is $20 per person and $10 for GJSMA members. Parking is free. To register for the workshop or to find out more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (865)573-5508. All activities take place at the Marble Springs State Historic Site at 1220 W. Governor John Sevier Highway, Knoxville, TN 37920.
Programing assistance for this workshop is provided by Knox County. Marble Springs is funded under an agreement with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Tennessee Historical Commission, and supplemented by additional funds raised by the Governor John Sevier Memorial Association.
About Marble Springs State Historic Site
Marble Springs State Historic Site is the last remaining home of John Sevier. Born in Virginia in 1745, John Sevier made a name for himself as a Revolutionary War hero during the Battle of Kings Mountain (1780), as a key player & Governor of the short-lived State of Franklin (1784-1788), and ultimately was elected to serve as the first Governor of the State of Tennessee (1796).
Marble Springs was the approximate 350-acre farm that Sevier lived on from 1801-1815, the last years of his life. Sevier named his farm Marble Springs because of the Tennessee Rose Marble that was quarried on site and the natural springs that flowed on the property.
While visiting Marble Springs, you will have the opportunity to tour several historic structures that are designed to represent various aspects of John Sevier’s life & times. These structures include: the Tavern, Loom House, Smoke House, Spring House, and the John Sevier Cabin and detached kitchen