Contact: Susie Sernaker, 904.251.3537
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO HURRICANE MATTHEW -JACKSONVILLE, FLA.--- On Saturday, October 8, 2016, the Timucuan Preserve, a unit of the National Park Service, will host a free event called Harvest Day, a special event marking the end of the harvest season at Kingsley Plantation. Harvest Day was a tradition at Zephaniah Kingsley's plantation.
This family friendly event will be held from 10 am to 3 pm and will focus on traditional methods of life that many of us over the centuries have lost touch with. Adults and children of all ages will connect with culture and nature, while learning what life used to be like and gain a greater appreciation for the modern conveniences.
There will be demonstrations of numerous plantation activities including: open fire cooking, harvesting of Sea Island cotton and indigo, historic weapons, as well as traditional games. There will also be a special demonstration of the making of tabby, a cement-like building material used to construct many buildings on the Plantation. Families will be invited to take part in activities such as butter churning, cotton ginning, well-water retrieval, and production of indigo dye. There will also be stations where kids can create period arts and crafts;all making for a memorable experience.
These programs will take place throughout the day. We are inviting all of Jacksonville to come out for a day they will never forget!
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call Kingsley Plantation at (904) 251-3537. Located off Heckscher Drive/A1A one-half mile north of the St. Johns River ferry landing, Kingsley Plantation is open daily, at no charge, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
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Last updated: October 4, 2016