ANN: McConnell Springs Founders' Day, May 21, Lexington KY

Randolph Hollingsworth's picture
May 21, 2016
Kentucky, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Environmental History / Studies, Local History, Native American History / Studies

22nd Founders' Day
McConnell Springs Nature Park
416 Rebmann Lane, Lexington KY 40504

Saturday, May 21, 2016
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Celebrate the 22nd Founders' Day at Lexington's McConnell Springs. Experience the life of 1775 when William McConnell and a group of explorers were camping in the area and heard about the victory of the battle of Lexington in Massachusetts.

There will be music; entertainment; guided tours of the park; colonial crafts such as blacksmithing, woodworking, quilt making, weaving, colonial knitting exhibit, colonial tools, Indian artifacts and children's activities; and a special encampment re-enactment of pioneers. Bring a picnic lunch and spend the day with the family at this FREE event held at the Springs. Hotdogs, hamburgers, soft drinks and popcorn will also be sold on site. This is a rain or shine event; sunscreen, rain gear and insect repellant may be needed. Visitors taking guided tours are encouraged to wear hiking shoes. Check our website in mid-April for a complete activity listing.

Contact Info: 

The Friends of McConnell Springs
P.O. Box 12196
Lexington, Kentucky 40581-2196