Vintage Dad's Day
Come out and celebrate the dad in your life with a day of baseball, cars, tools, antiques, great food and live music!
Vintage Baseball | 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Enjoy baseball as it was played in the 1860s with this exciting match-up between the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings and the Bluegrass Barons.
Both teams will wear period-reproduction uniforms and use period-reproduction equipment while following baseball rules from the late-19th century. Discover the origins of America’s pastime and how much the game has changed in the last 150 years.
Bring your own lawn chair, and we'll provide the shade tree.
Live Music from the McLain Family Band | 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Hailing from Eastern Kentucky's Appalachian Mountains, the McLain Family Band have become internationally known as one of the most spontaneous, creative and spirited groups performing original and traditional bluegrass music. They have appeared at Carnegie Hall, The Metropolitan Museum, The Kennedy Center, The Lincoln Center, Chicago's Orchestra Hall, and the Grand Ole Opry.
Bring a blanket or lawn chair and join us outside the 1839 Trustee's Office for a unique bluegrass experience you'll never forget! Stick around for live music into the evening, with additional music on the lawn beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Vintage Car Show | Noon-3:00 p.m.
This part of the day really gets our motor running (we had to have a dad joke somewhere)! Tour vintage cars and meet their owners to learn more about collecting and caring for these unique pieces of Americana.
Vintage Tool Displays | Noon-3:00 p.m.
Learn more about the hand tools of days-gone-by and speak with tool historian Calvin Shewmaker about their use and care.
Hot Dogs! Get your Hot Dogs heeeere (and a lot more)!
In addition to a variety of food trucks, the Shaker Village concession stand will be open near the baseball game, with hot dogs, brats, cracker jacks and assorted snacks and beverages. The beer tent will also be open nearby.
Heritage Demonstrations and Programs
Take part in a variety of heritage demonstrations and programs, scheduled throughout the day and including:
- Broom Making - 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
- Understanding Architecture - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
- Hay Wagon Tours - 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
- Working with Draft Animals - 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
- Blacksmithing - 1 - 2:00 p.m.
- Ask a Curator: Caring for Heirlooms and Photos - 2 - 4:00 p.m.
- Historic Preservation: 1809 Farm Deacon's Shop - 2 - 3:00 p.m.
Minors should have adult supervision.
Call 859.734.5411 or email [email protected] for more information.
Make It a Weekend
Spend the weekend with us by booking our Father's Day Weekend Escape, June 17-19. Dad and a guest will enjoy adventure, food and quality time. Learn more here.