Our May Luncheon program is titled, APRON MEMORIES. Shelly Holland, with Irene Erickson’s help, will be our presenters. Shelly will tell us about the history of aprons and stories associated with aprons. As so often happens, it is the common object, often taken for granted, that has a truly fascinating background story. If you have a favorite apron or one with a special story, feel free to bring it with you. You may even want to model it.
May’s Charity will be ROCK CASTLE, an 18 acre, picturesque historic site overlooking Old Hickory Lake is considered one of the first permanent homes, as well as the oldest building, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Middle Tennessee. It is the former home of Daniel Smith. Construction began in 1784 and the house was completed in 1796. You will find it in Hendersonville, on Indian Lake Road, at 139 Castle Lane. It is one of the Tennessee Historical Commission’s State-owned Historic Sites and is operated by the Friends of Rock Castle in partnership with the Tennessee Historical Commission. It is open to the public.
Each Fall, Rock Castle is transformed back to its former way of life, as historical reenactors and demonstrators recreate a 1784 landscape for guests to explore. Thanks to generous sponsor’s donations, Living History Days are offered free of charge to all Sumner County Schools 4th graders through school field trip events. In addition, Rock Castle offers tours March through December, Easter Egg Hunts and Craft Activities, and concerts by the lake. Newcomers are thrilled to be able to contribute to the wide range of free activities offered to the children and adults of Sumner County.