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Welcome to our newest member, Wesley Carter

Please join me in welcoming our newest member, Wesley Carter, from Campbellsville University!

Welcome to our new members Noel & Susan Turner!

Friends of Fort Harrod welcomes our newest members, Noel and Susan Turner! Thank you for joining and supporting our efforts at the Old Fort Harrod State Park.

Welcome to Our Newest Members Matt, Shelley & Benjamin Douthitt!

Friends of Fort Harrod welcomes our newest members, James Matthew Douthitt, Shelley Douthitt and Benjamin Douthitt! Thank you so much for joining us. Also, thank you for participating in our events at the Fort like the George Rogers Clark Powder Run.

Welcome to Our Newest Member - Dennis Lory

Please welcome our newest member, Dennis Lory of Hanover, Indiana. Dennis is a welder by trade and a blacksmith. He is a re-enactor, sets up at Friendship during the spring and fall shoot, and does a blanket trade in the primitive area. Welcome Dennis!

Friends of Fort Harrod 18th Century Trade Fair

The Friends of Fort Harrod will present its 2015 18th Century Trade Fair this coming Saturday and Sunday, November 21 and 22. 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Saturday and 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Sunday. Admission $3 for adults, children 12 and under Free! The event is held in the James Harrod Conference Center just across from the Park parking lot off West Lexington Street.

Re-enactors can find just about everything they need!

Also on Saturday, November 21, the Old Fort Harrod State Park will hold its annual Holiday Open House. The Fort is decorated for the upcoming holidays and the public is invited. Admission is free!

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Wayne Estes Rifle Raffle

This sweet prize can be yours for a $5 raffle ticket.

This is the "Wayne Estes Rifle Raffle", sponsored by Friends of Fort Harrod. This raffle is a non-profit, charitable raffle conducted solely to raise funds to benefit Fort Harrod and the Old Fort Harrod State Park. No person involved in this raffle receives any compensation. All proceeds will used to make repairs and improvements and purchase needed equipment at Fort Harrod and the Old Fort Harrod State Park. Our goal is for Fort Harrod to be and remain a viable tourist destination and to preserve the unique history of James Harrod and his Fort that won the West.

Tickets are $5 each. The drawing will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2017 at 3:00 pm during the 2018 Old Fort Harrod Settlement and Raid. You can purchase tickets from any member of Friends of Fort Harrod.

Tickets are available at 134 South Main Street in Harrodsburg, former Mercer County National Bank building, from 9-4 daily.

The prize is valued at $1,650.00! The rifle was built by Master Gunmaker Wayne Estes of Paris, Kentucky. It is simply beautiful in all respects! It is iron mounted, styled as an early Lebanon/Lancaster, Pennsylvania (1760-1770) working man's rifle. It features a "B" profile swamped Colerain .50 caliber barrel, M&G Continental Flintlock, Davis Triggers, 1/4 x 32 Chambers touch hole, stocked in fine quarter sawed sugar maple from Harrison Gunstocks of Bradford, Tennessee.

All proceeds go to benefit only Fort Harrod and the Old Fort Harrod State Park!

Don't hesitate, buy your tickets now!

Larry Catlett, President, Friends of Fort Harrod

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