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Upcoming events at Cordell Hull Birthplace State Park in August

Kelleigh Michanichou

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BYRDSTOWN, TN - Cordell Hull State Park is more than just a historic park with photographs and artifacts. You can visit Bunkum Cave Loop Trail in the park that features the cave view and wildlife surrounding the area. Cordell Hull State Park also provides events this weekend. Here is the complete list of the Cordell Hull State Park events:

Saturday, Aug. 28

  1. Beginning Spinning Wheel - Start at 10 a.m.
    Retired Ranger Sue Duncan will help you create yarn using either yours or the provided spinning wheel. You can register and pay $25 to join the event. The event will only accept nine participants.
  2. Build a Log Raft Toy - Start at 2 p.m.
    You will get a chance to build your toy logging raft for an hour session with Senior Interpretive Ranger (SIR) Jackson. You can register and donate from $1 to $10 to join the event.
  3. Kids Hiking Staffs - Start at 11 a.m.
    Interpretive Ranger Robert will learn about hiking staff and their task to ensure hikers' safety on the trail. You will try to arrange your hiking staff and practice what you have learned. You can register and donate from $1 to $10 to join the event.
  4. Native American Fingerweaving - Start at 4 p.m.
    You can learn Native Americans' finger weave technique while doing it yourself with Interpretive Ranger Jackson. You can register and donate from $1 to $10 to join the event.
  5. Slime - Start at 3 p.m.
    You can make slime together with Interpretive Ranger Robert by registering and donating from $1 to $10 to join the event.
  6. Spelunking for Kids - Start at 9 a.m.
    You can bring your kids or cousin along to explore and hike the Bunkum Cave for $5 per person. The rangers will explain the habitat around the cave.

Sunday, Aug. 29

  1. Don't Lose Your Marbles - Start at 11 a.m.
    Interpretive Ranger Robert will explain the history and process of making marble. You can join the free event and play marble games after the discussion.
  2. Yarn Dolls - Start at 1 p.m.
    Learn the history of yarn dolls and make yours with Interpretive Ranger Robert by registering and donating from $1 to $10 to join the event.

You can access more information about the Cordell Hull Birthplace State Park events here.

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