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Jenkins Plantation Museum 166th anniversary of the homestead


two children on the hayride The Jenkins Plantation Museum celebrated its 166th year at the Homestead Gathering, an evening of games and traditional music on Saturday, September 22, 2001. The event was free and open to the public.

Civil War re-enactors from the 8th Virginia Cavalry, 36th Virginia Infantry, 91st Ohio Infantry, 82nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry and the Kentucky Light Artillery were on hand, in full uniform, to explain the formation of their units and daily activities that may have occurred.

Hayrides and dancing were a big part of the evening.

Jenkins Plantation home
Civil War lass at sunset The evening activities included period music from The Allendale Melodians, a traditional string band. The band also answered questions about the music and lives of civilians during the 1860s.
Civil War band plays for dancing
Visitors appeared both in period dress and everyday clothes to enjoy the early fall weather and the sunset over the Plantation.