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Riverside, The Farnsley-Moremen Landing to celebrate “100 Years On the Ohio”

Wednesday May 6, 2009

Abraham Lincoln, George Rogers Clark and Frederick Douglass are a few of the notable historical figures slated to appear at Riverside, The Farnsley-Moremen Landing May 16-17. That weekend, Riverside will be presenting, “100 Years On The Ohio,” a historical timeline event representing the years 1765-1865, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.

Visitors to the site will see 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 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, 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 Lincoln, Clark and Douglass.

Other event highlights include re-enactors portraying Ohio River pirates; a Colonial period wedding ceremony that takes place at 11 a.m. on Saturday; a Regency Tea House sponsored by the Jane Austen Society (Saturday only), blacksmithing demonstrations, 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 an 1/8 mile.

Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing
7410 Moorman Road ~ Louisville, KY 40272 ~Phone: 502/935-6809