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Living on the Frontier

Program Number: 17367RJ
Start and End Dates:
4/28/2013 - 5/3/2013; 5/3/2015 - 5/8/2015;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Nancy, Kentucky
Price starting at: $599.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: History & Culture
Meals: 16; 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 6 Dinners    
Meal Options: Vegetarian    

Amid the Kentucky mountain foothills, relive the days of the 18th-century pioneers who pushed the American frontier westward and learn the skills they needed to wrest a living from the land. Why did people make the perilous journey to the land the Native Americans called "Ka-ten-ta-ta?" What did they find here? What did they need to know to survive? Answer these questions and others as you study pioneer migration and learn frontier know-how like quilting, dyeing, food preparation, tracking and more.




Highlights

• Identify plants and animals that would have been familiar to pioneers during naturalist led nature walks.
• Enjoy traditional mountain music and storytelling, and meet living-history interpreters who bring to life the Great Vendetta and other moments in Kentucky’s past.
• Get firsthand instruction on skills needed to survive while living on the frontier, including weaving, quilting, dyeing, food preparation and tracking.



Activity Particulars

Walking up to two miles over uneven terrain.



Coordinated by University of Kentucky at Lake Cumberland 4-H Educational Center.




Nancy

Atop the rolling hills of south central Kentucky, Lake Cumberland was created by the construction of the Wolf Creek Dam and today, the lake’s 1,000-mile shoreline invites those seeking a refreshing dip or leisurely boat ride. This small, lakeside community surrounded by meadows and forest, offers breath-taking views.



Accommodations
Conference facility with air-conditioned rooms and a stone, wood-burning fireplace in the lobby.

Road Scholar Instructors
These instructors are participating on at least one date of this program. Please note that changes may occur.
Lelana Tierney

A retired teacher, Lelana Tierney has taught mostly at the college level in such diverse courses as home nursing, clothing and design, gourmet foods, and home furnishing designs. Lelana has also been a consultant in the field of early childhood. She has an avid interest in Appalachian Culture and has researched the foods, crafts, quilting, weaving and dying of wool used in the Appalachian area. She, along with her husband John, present workshops on Appalachian Culture to varied groups.
 
John Tierney

John Tierney is a retired naturalist with the Kentucky State Parks System. During his 32 years of service, he lead trail walks, cave explorations, and planned many special events programs dealing such diverse nature topics as eagle watches, cave crawling events, bat seminars, wildflower pilgrimages, and environmental awareness programs. He presently conducts programs in state and national parks, as well as presenting programs for community and private organizations.
 
Meals and Lodgings
   Kentucky Leadership Center
  Nancy, KY 5 nights
 Kentucky Leadership Center
Type: Conference Center
  Description: State Resort/Park like accommodations.
  Contact info: 17500 HWY 196
Nancy, KY 42544 USA
phone: 270-866-4215
web: www.ca.uky.edu/klc
  Room amenities: AC/Heat. Daily towel service daily provided.
  Facility amenities: Private baths. All rooms are air-conditioned. Recently updated . There are not TV's and phones in the sleeping rooms. Large Screen TV and pay phones in lobby.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Additional nights prior: As low as $42 sgl/$52 dbl. Space is usually available. Contact conference center to reserve space.
  Check in time: 2:00 PM
  Additional nights after: As low as $42 sgl/$52 dbl. Space is usually available. Contact conference center to reserve space.
  Check out time: 11:00 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Registration begins at 2:00 PM at center in Nancy, KY. You will be staying at Kentucky Leadership Center that night.
  End of Program:
Program ends after lunch. You will be staying at Kentucky Leadership Center the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required. Completed health form returned to Program Coordinator prior to arrival. Valid photo ID such as driver's license.
  Parking availability:
Free on-site parking.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Nancy, KY
  Nearest city or town:  Somerset, KY.
  Nearest highway: Cumberland Parkway near I-75.
  Nearest airport:  Blue Grass Airport Lexington (LEX), Lexington, KY. 105 miles
  From End of Program
  Location: Nancy, KY
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

None - Car Required

 
Driving Directions
  Cumberland Parkway Take Nancy exit of Cumberland Parkway, exit 78. Follow signs to the Leadership Center. Approximately 15 miles from the Nancy exit.
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Arrival and Check-In/Welcome and Orientation
(Sunday, April 28)
   
 Afternoon: Registration starts at 2:00 PM.
 Dinner: Dinner at 6:00 PM at the conference center.
 Dinner: Dinner at 6:00 PM
 Evening: Welcome program at 7:00 PM.
   
Accommodations: Kentucky Leadership Center
Meals Included: Dinner, Dinner

Day 2: A New Beginning/Pioneer Skills/Evening Entertainment
(Monday, April 29)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at the conference center.
 Morning: The instructors will present an historic overview of migration into "Ka-ten-ta-ta", why people made the perilous journey, what they found here, and what they needed to know to make a go of it. Following a mid-morning break, there will be a nature walk where instructors will identify plants and animals familiar to pioneers.
 Lunch: Lunch at the conference center.
 Afternoon: Each afternoon, the instructors will teach a variety of skills needed by people in early days of settlement in Kentucky. Participants will have the opportunity to learn, hands-on, such skills as weaving, quilting, dyeing, food preparation, tracking, and other necessities of life on the frontier.
 Afternoon: Experience sampling food like the frontier folks used to eat daily.
 Dinner: Dinner at the conference center.
 Evening: Evening program will feature traditional storytelling and music of the mountains.
   
Accommodations: Kentucky Leadership Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: A Walk in the Wilderness/Pioneer Skills/Evening Entertainment
(Tuesday, April 30)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at the conference center.
 Morning: The Naturalist/instructor will lead a walk identifying native plants and animal and how pioneers used them. This will involve walking up to 2 miles. Comfortable, season-appropriate clothing and hiking shoes are needed.
 Lunch: Lunch at the conference center.
 Afternoon: Hear stories about frontier experiences.
 Afternoon: Each afternoon, the instructors will teach a variety of skills needed by people in early days of settlement in Kentucky. Participants will have the opportunity to learn, hands-on, such skills as weaving, quilting, dyeing, food preparation, tracking, and other necessities of life on the frontier.
 Dinner: Dinner at the conference center.
 Evening: There will be a person from the past with us this evening
   
Accommodations: Kentucky Leadership Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: A Walk in the Wilderness/Field Trip/Evening Entertainment
(Wednesday, May 1)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at the conference center.
 Morning: The Naturalist/instructor will lead a walk identifying native plants and animal and how pioneers used them. This will involve walking up to 2 miles. Comfortable, season-appropriate clothing and hiking shoes are needed.
 Lunch: Lunch at the conference center.
 Afternoon: Participants will be taken to some local attractions to see how people in this area carry on the customs of their ancestors.
 Afternoon: Take an afternoon field trip to get an ice cream cone from a local country store. To a ride to "Lookout Point" to view beautiful Lake Cumberland.
 Dinner: Dinner at the conference center.
 Evening: "The Great Vendetta." This is a program about a famous incident in the late 1800's among the hill people of eastern Kentucky
   
Accommodations: Kentucky Leadership Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: A Walk in The Wilderness/A Wilderness Drama/Evening Entertainment
(Thursday, May 2)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at the conference center.
 Morning: The Naturalist/instructor will lead a walk identifying native plants and animal and how pioneers used them. This will involve walking up to 2 miles. Comfortable, season-appropriate clothing and hiking shoes are needed.
 Lunch: Lunch at the conference center.
 Afternoon: Participants will be a part of a re-enactment that depicts what difficulties could be experienced in early Kentucky.
 Dinner: Dinner at the conference center.
 Evening: A traditional music concert featuring local musicians will be featured this evening
   
Accommodations: Kentucky Leadership Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: A Walk in the Wilderness
(Friday, May 3)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at the conference center.
 Morning: The Naturalist/instructor will lead a walk identifying native plants and animal and how pioneers used them. This will involve walking up to 2 miles. Comfortable, season-appropriate clothing and hiking shoes are needed.
 Lunch: Lunch and departure.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Nancy, KY Kentucky Tourism
Your guide to Kentucky. For additional information, visit www.kentuckytourism.com
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