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Riverside to celebrate '100 Years On the Ohio'

Friday June 6, 2008

LOUISVILLE -- Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing will celebrate “100 Years On the Ohio” with a historical timeline event representing the years 17651865 on Saturday, June 14 and Sunday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Visitors to the site will see over 100 historical re-enactors demonstrating the tools, weaponry, clothing 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, which was built around 1837. This event is being held in partnership with the Falls Landing Foundation, Inc.

Scheduled activities for the event include morning and evening parades, period fashion shows, 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, George Rogers Clark and Frederick Douglass. A complete schedule of events is available on the events page of the Riverside website: www.riverside-landing.org

Other event highlights include vendors of 19th century wares, demonstrations by a blacksmith, hearth cooking demonstrations and tours of the re-enactor camps.

Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing is one of two historic properties operated by Metro Parks. Directions to Farnsley-Moremen 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.