Metro Parks Newsroom
Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing to celebrate “100 Years On The Ohio”
Friday September 10, 2010
Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing will celebrate “100 Years On the Ohio” with a historical timeline event representing the years 1765—1865 on Saturday, September 18 and Sunday, September 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors to the site will see historical re-enactors demonstrating the tools, weaponry, clothing, pastimes and cooking of the various periods represented. Admission to the site is $6 for adults; $5 for seniors; and $3 for children per day.
A family rate allows two adults with up to 3 children to enter for $15. Admission includes a tour of the centerpiece of the property, the historic Farnsley-Moremen House, built in 1837. This event is being held in conjunction with the Falls Landing Foundation, Inc.
Scheduled activities for the event include morning and evening parades, period fashion shows, children’s games, dance demonstrations, military tactical and artillery demonstrations, period musical entertainment, a speaker’s series on historical topics and presentations by re-enactors portraying important historical figures like Abraham Lincoln and John James Audubon.
Other event highlights include blacksmithing and hearth cooking demonstrations and tours of the re-enactor camps. Food vendors serving modern fare will also be present both days.
- Directions to Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing from Downtown Louisville: Take I-65 to the Gene Snyder Freeway West. Go approximately 9 miles. Take a left at the stop light onto Lower River Road. The entrance to Riverside will be on your right after about 1/8 mile.
- About Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing:
Standing atop a gentle rise overlooking the Ohio River, the Farnsley-Moremen House is the centerpiece of a 300-acre historic site in Louisville, Kentucky, called Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing. Built circa 1837, the house stands as a testament to the important role agriculture along the river played in the development of our country. The historic site is operated by Metro Parks, with support from a non-profit board, Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing, Inc. A modern Visitors Center houses an auditorium, museum exhibits and a museum store. The address is 7410 Moorman Road, Louisville, Ky. 40272. For directions, visit http://www.riverside-landing.org/visit.asp.