Monday, April 5, 2010

Horace Kephart Weekend

The second annual Horace Kephart Weekend in Bryson City, North Carolina will be held on April 30 - May 2, this year.

This special event celebrates the life and works of author and national park advocate Horace Kephart. It's sponsored by the Swain County Chamber of Commerce, the Horace Kephart Foundation, the Great Smoky Mountains Association, and Great Smoky Mountains National Park. All events are free and open to the public.

Friday, April 30: Park rangers or volunteers will lead two guided hikes in the Deep Creek area. The long hike will be to Bryson Place (12 miles roundtrip) and the short hike will be under 5 miles roundtrip. At 7:00 p.m. at the Arts Center in Bryson City there will be a special illustrated program on Horace Kephart and George Masa and a major announcement relating to their works.

Saturday, May 1: There will be a Ceremony at the Cemetery at 10 am. Then starting at 12 noon at the Train Depot there will be music with Daniel Gore and friends, a camping reenactment, music with Lee Knight, and a Kephart Family Book Signing with GSMA Book and photo sales.

Sunday, May 2: At the Historic Calhoun House there will be Cherokee Storytelling and music by Lee Knight.

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