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Help Clean Up Old Fort Harrod Amphitheater On Saturday, May 6

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Robert Moore
Herald Staff

Help Old Fort Harrod State Park get ready for the return of outdoor drama this weekend. You can help clean up the amphitheater at Old Fort Harrod on Saturday, May 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fort is preparing for the new season of “James Harrod: The Battle for Kentucky” which begins a series of nine performances Friday through Saturday starting Thursday, July 13, and running through Saturday, July 29.

Outdoor drama is a tradition in Harrodsburg that goes back decades, but it’s far from the only thing at Old Fort Harrod this summer. The park will host the Native Dawn Flute Gathering starting on Friday, May 26, at 5 p.m. and running through Sunday, May 28 at 6 p.m.

Everyone is invited to enjoy the beauty of Native American cultures and the songs, stories and melodies. Three full days of activities have been planned with Native American flutes and traditional dancers as well food, crafts and Navajo Frybread. For more information, visit the Native Dawn Facebook page or call Fred and Angie Keams at 502-600-1895. For booth space call Tim Cordin at 937-626-5497.

Starting in June, Picnic in the Park, the oldest live entertainment series in Mercer County, returns for another round of concerts, magic and performances every Friday through June and July.

That leads up to the park’s biggest event, the Old Fort Harrod Settlement and Raid, an recreation of a raid that never happened on Saturday, June 17, and Sunday, June 18.

The park complex features the historic Mansion Museum, the George Rogers Clark Federal Monument, the Lincoln Marriage Temple, the Osage orange tree and oldest cemetery west of the Alleghenies. Old Fort Harrod State Park (100 South College Street) is open Wednesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.

For more information, call 859-734-3314 or visit the park’s Facebook page.

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