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Kids can travel back in time to experience Colonial America this Saturday, July 21 at The Jack Jouett House’s Revolutionary Kids Day.
The event features an afternoon of free children’s activities from 1 to 5 p.m. at the home of the “Paul Revere of the South,” located six miles outside Versailles at 255 Craig’s Creek Road. The event will be held rain or shine.
New this year is “Mrs. Sally Jouett’s 18th century costumed tea party for young misses and masters” and a Revolutionary War enlistment and drill station.
Other activities include:
-Meet Revolutionary War soldiers, minutemen, and militiamen
-Visit with Colonial tradespeople and an indentured servant named “Maggie the washerwoman”
-Enjoy period music by a Colonial musician and balladeer
-Watch a period musket-firing demonstration
-Free pony rides and petting zoo
-Participate in a number of different activities and crafts, including practice your penmanship with a quill pen, make your own whirligig toy, make your own tricorn, and dip your own candle
-Special children and adult tours of the historic house
According to the Jack Jouett House website, on the night of June 3-4, 1781, Captain Jack Jouett rode 40 miles through the backwoods of Virginia to warn Governor Thomas Jefferson and the legislature of the approach of 250 British troops. Jouett’s heroic act saved the American Revolution by preventing the capture of its most important political leaders. Jouett migrated to the Bluegrass after the war, where he played an important role in the Kentucky statehood convention, served in the legislature and became a prosperous planter and breeder of fine horses and cattle.
For more information on Revolutionary Kids Day, call 859-873-7902.
From The Jack Jouett House
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