Thursday, May 20, 2010

State Park Plans Folk Celebration

Cordell Hull Birthplace State Park and the Friends of Cordell Hull Birthplace State Park will host its annual Folk Celebration on Saturday, May 29, 2010, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year's festival theme is “1865-1877: The Reconstruction,” which is the time period Cordell Hull and his family lived on what is now the state park’s grounds. The day will include a variety of cultural and living history events that relate to the way of life in the historic Upper Cumberland region. The event is free and open to the public. Cordell Hull Birthplace State Park and Museum is a historic site near Byrdstown, north of Cookeville. The 45-acre site includes a representation of Hull's log cabin birthplace, an activities center and a museum housing documents and artifacts, including Hull’s Nobel Peace Prize. For more information, including a schedule of events, visit