Thank you!!

Thank you to everyone who came out and supported the Harvest Festival at the Blockhouse this past weekend. We are also very thankful to all of our reenactors and volunteers as well as to everyone who worked behind the scenes to plan the event.

And don’t forget, our Old Christmas event will be on January 9th from 5-7pm.


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Frontier Harvest Festival – Charlie Brown

Charlie2Our friend Charlie Brown will have his longhunter camp set up at the Harvest Festival and will be ready to demonstrate essential frontier survival skills such as hide tanning and leather work.


Make sure you come by the Wilderness Road Blockhouse on Saturday, October 24 from 1-5 to see Charlie as well as several other demonstrators and reenactors. Stay tuned for more information.

Frontier Cooking Workshop Today – FREE Program

10360951_10204918833676478_335118211000169699_nJean Hood will be conducting a Frontier Cooking Workshop at the Wilderness Road Blockhouse from 12-4 today. The program is free of charge and open to the public. Jean will be preparing three sisters stew and fry bread. Come on out and learn about what kinds of food would have been eaten on the frontier in the late 18th century and how they were prepared.

Photography workshop with Diane Watts Copas

11155146_10204887200112774_240585033255865043_oi-cR4bdBg-X2As part of the Mountains of Music cultural events schedule, The Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail Association will be sponsoring a photography “Trail Talk” on Saturday, June 20, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. entitled “How to Get the Most Out of Your Digital Camera.” This hands-on workshop will be held at the Blockhouse Visitor Center at Natural Tunnel State Park and will be led by Diane Watts Copas, well-known regional photographer and long-time friend of the Wilderness Trail Association. Whether you take pictures with an expensive SLR camera or on your handy cell phone, Ms. Copas will be offering tips and techniques on how to improve your picture-taking skills. The workshop will begin at 10 a.m. with a short lecture and demonstration, and then the participants will move around the park together to consider various lighting and framing situations. This is a great opportunity to learn how to turn simple vacation pictures into family treasures.

This “Trail Talk” is free and is open to the public. We do need to know how many to expect, however, so please make a reservation before June 18 by calling Gretchen at 276-940-2696 or Megan at 276-940-1643

Mountains of Music Homecoming

22823_10205169022322626_895614914391802623_nIn conjunction with the Crooked Road’s Mountains of Music Homecoming the Anderson Blockhouse will be open to visitors on the following dates and times:

June 12th from 10-1pm
June 13th from 2-4pm
June 14th from 2-4pm
June 15th from 10-4pm
June 16th 19326_10205169042683135_9122956037227166903_nfrom 10-4pm
June 17th from 10-4pm
June 18th from 10-4pm
June 19th from 2-4pm
June 20th from 2-4pm

For more information on the Mountains of Music Homecoming visit their website.

The Virginia Project

Virginia ProjectThe Friends of Wilderness Road State Park are selling raffle tickets for various handmade accouterments with proceeds to go toward the construction of a Native American Camp at the park. For those of you interested in purchasing tickets you can do so at The Wilderness Road State Park Visitor Center.