"Big Foot" Spencer is our next "If These Logs Could Talk" event.

Sunday, September 17, 2:00 pm on the dogtrot at Wynnewood.

Bring a chair.  Click EVENTS for more detail.



2:00 pm Sunday, September 17th ... join us on the dogtrot at Wynnewood for a really interesting "If These Logs Could Talk."  

Historian/Interpreter/Re-enactor, Ehrin Ehlert will portray Thomas "Big Foot" Spencer, an early white settler in this area, who famously spent the winter of 1778 alone in a giant hollow sycamore tree at Bledsoe's Lick.

Spencer was one of those early adventurers known as long hunters, only this man was of such enormous stature that the Indians would see his footprints and steer clear of the area.  His story is absolute legend and Ehrin is coming to play the part and dress the part.  

Prepare to have fun, while learning some real live history.  We'll feed you cookies, "bless your heart," and make you welcome.

Rain or shine.  Please bring a chair.  Tell your friends and come on out for a relaxing afternoon.

$5.00 admission for the Logs event or included with full tour.  Either way, best bargain for the buck you're going to find.


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Oil portrait of Wynnewood builder now being restored 

At long last, Wynnewood's oil portrait of our builder, A.R. Wynne, has been delivered to a professional conservator for restoration.  Robin Devilling, Jane Wright, Kathleen Haynes, and Debbie Spero did the transporting to Cynthia Stow's Cumberland Art Conservation just off West End in Nashville on May 10, 2017.  Cynthia is a fellow of the American Institute for Conservation (AIC) with over 30 years of professional experience.  She specializes in 19th and early 20th Century Southern Art. 2.ready to knock.k      3.removing frame.k

This project is partially underwritten by grants from Clark Chapter DAR in Gallatin and the Questors in Hendersonville.  We will still need matching funds to complete the job, so we invite BLHA members and our friends in the community to contribute to the portrait restoration fund.  To do so, click on CONTACT US at bottom of the page and send us an email indicating your interest to help.


WYNNEWOOD STATE HISTORIC SITE is open for the 2017 season!

We hope you will come to Castalian Springs and visit us.

Guided tours Weds through Sun 10:00am - 4:00pm.

First tour begins 10:00am; last tour begins 3:00pm.



Bledsoe’s Lick Historical Association Annual Dinner & Meeting

        Thursday, March 16, 2017  ~ Old Union Church of Christ, Castalian Springs 

What a great evening ... we had a huge crowd of history lovers

and a great program by Caneta Hankins on the Hugh Rogan family. 

In Memoriam:

BLHA lost a dear friend and former treasurer on Feb 27 when Doris Claiborne Gilmore passed away.   She and husband, Robert Sam Gilmore have been members of BLHA since forever.  Pillars of the Castalian Springs community and beloved by all.  Her family has kindly requested memorial contributions to BLHA in lieu of flowers.  Our deepest sympathy to Sam and their family.  



Here is the program lineup:  

May 21 - Historic Quilting - presented by Cindy Stewart of Maryville TN  

June 18 - 100 years of Weaponry (1770 to 1870) - by David Wright

July 16 - 19th Century Music - program by Paul and Kim Caudell

August 20 - Program on Vintage Baseball - Jeff Wells

September 17 - Thomas "Big Foot" Spencer - presented by Ehrin Ehlert

October 15 - Irish Ghost Stories - presented by Brian Allison



Annual CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE took place on Sunday December 4, 2016 ...

A colorful, enjoyable event.  What a great afternoon!

The first time we had shown off our historic Brougham carriage, harnessed up and driven about the grounds by our friend, Mr. Bill Glidden.  Big crowd of visitors that day enjoyed home made cookies and toured the lower floor, made more colorful by our costumed docents in each room.






2016 was the Premier of the series "If These Logs Could Talk" . . .

following were the programs we presented:

June - Flatboat travel on the Cumberland River by John Cooper, of Cooper Flatboats,  Gallatin. 

July - The Castalian Springs Indian Mounds and the rich culture they represent - by Dr. Kevin Smith, MTSU Anthropology Professor and BLHA Board member. 

August Clothing from the 1830s to the Civil Warby Tonya Staggs of Traveller's Rest. 

September -The three generations of the Bates of Hawthorn Hilland their connection to the Wynne family - by Site Director Rick Hendrix.

October - Re-enactment of a visit from General John Hunt Morgan's cavalry troops - presented by Myers Brown & friends .  Based on a a true incident.





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210 Old Hwy 25
Castalian Springs, TN 37031

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