|Date:||June 14, 2014—June 15, 2014|
|Event:||Civil War Group Meets at Old Mulkey Meetinghouse in Tomkinsville, Ky on June 14-15, 2014|
|Topic:||Civil War Event|
Old Mulkey Meetinghouse State Historic Site will host a Civil War re-enacting group that will include a period wedding ceremony as part of the weekend’s events June 14-15, 2014.
The 9th KY Volunteer Infantry (9thky.org) will set up camp at the park, and the public can enjoy this living history experience starting at 9 a.m. both days. The Union Army re-enactors will drill, cook, discuss weapons, and talk about the history of the Civil War unit.
An actual wedding of two members from the re-enactment group will be Saturday, June 14, at 5 p.m. at the meetinghouse. It will be conducted as a wedding during the Civil War. Visitors are welcome to observe. A reception will follow with Civil War-era music and dancing.
Weather permitting, wet plate photography will be demonstrated throughout the day Saturday. For more information, call 270-487-8481 or visit www.parks.ky.gov.
Old Mulkey Meetinghouse is the oldest freestanding log meetinghouse in Kentucky, built in 1804 during a period of religious revival. The structure has 12 corners in the shape of a cross and three doors, symbolic of the Holy Trinity. The site in Tompkinsville is about 25 miles south of the Edmonton exit on the Cumberland Parkway.