Thursday, 05 29, 2014
TOMPKINSVILLE, Ky. – Old Mulkey Meetinghouse State Historic Site will host a Civil War re-enacting group that will include a period wedding ceremony as part of the weekend’s events June 14-15.
The 9th KY Volunteer Infantry (9thky.org) will set up camp at the park, and the public can enjoy this living history experience starting at 9 a.m. both days. The Union Army re-enactors will drill, cook, discuss weapons, and talk about the history of the Civil War unit.
An actual wedding of two members from the re-enactment group will be Saturday, June 14, at 5 p.m. at the meetinghouse. It will be conducted as a wedding during the Civil War. Visitors are welcome to observe. A reception will follow with Civil War-era music and dancing.
Weather permitting, wet plate photography will be demonstrated throughout the day Saturday. For more information, call 270-487-8481 or visit www.parks.ky.gov
Old Mulkey Meetinghouse is the oldest freestanding log meetinghouse in Kentucky, built in 1804 during a period of religious revival. The structure has 12 corners in the shape of a cross and three doors, symbolic of the Holy Trinity.
The site in Tompkinsville is about 25 miles south of the Edmonton exit on the Cumberland Parkway.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 49 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our website at http://www.parks.ky.gov