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Welcome to New Member Harrodsburg First Main Street Program

Please welcome our newest member, Harrodsburg First Main Street Program! Thank you to the Harrodsburg First Program for supporting our mission at the Old Fort Harrod State Park! And, thank you for the $50.00 donation!

Friends of Fort Harrod Go Back to School

The Friends of Fort Harrod are going back to school!

Friends have been invited to do a historical presentation at the Burgin Independent School on May 27, 2015 from 1:30 -3:00 pm.

Friends will do a presentation about the history of "Fort Harrod" and "Life on the Frontier" for Carrie Mays' 4th and 5th Grade Social Studies Classes, totaling about 84 youngsters.

The presentation will be done in the Library by Larry, Archie, Tommy, Jeanette, Alex, Jill and Lisa. At the end, they will move outdoors where Archie will do a frontier fire making demonstration and the guys will load and fire their flintlocks.

Friends Next Repair Mission - The Lincoln Temple

Here is our next repair mission at the Park, re-painting the Lincoln Temple!

Museum Shutter Work Underway

Work on the Museum shutters and windows is underway. Friends of Fort Harrod donated $2,500.00 for the project. Here is a photo showing that the shutters have been removed for repairs. The overgrown vegetation has been removed. The shutters will be painted in Frankfort and then Park Staff will re-install the shutters and scrape and paint around the windows.

 

Friends Meeting Tuesday May 26 at 7 pm

Friends of Fort Harrod will have its next regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 7:00 pm in the James Harrod Conference Center. The meeting was moved from Monday because it is Memorial Day.

We will be making preparations for the Fort Harrod Beef Festival, Harrodsburg's 241st Birthday Party and the Old Fort Harrod Settlement and Raid in June.

All are welcome!

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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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