WPA Day at Cedars of Lebanon State Park – Saturday, 7 October 2017

WPA Day begins at 9:00 AM on Saturday, 7 October 2017 and you will love the artists, craftsmen and musicians lined up for the event.  You will also love the cornbread and pinto beans served up courtesy of the Friends of Cedars of Lebanon State Park.

Split-Rail-Fence-Woods-1235863Learn how to make cornbread in a Dutch oven and have a bowl of beans to go with your bread. Then grab a partner and enter the cross-cut log sawing contest. If log sawing is not your thing, how about a game of  horseshoes? Or check out the basket maker, the wool weaver, the soap maker, a hand quilter or the wheel potter, each demonstrating their craft. Also see a lumberjack harrow, and watch Larry the lumber man make cedar shakes and split cedar fence rails the way they used to. He’s handy with an axe, a froe and a mallet!

There will be lots of old tools on display, and be sure to see all the old photographs from the area circa 1920s and 1930s.  Look for all these things in and around the old Cedar Lodge.

There will be some masterful musicians on hand all day including the Old Brakeman Roy Harper and Michael DeFosche among others.

It’s an old-time, family-friendly event and it’s all free, so come join us for a step back in time.

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Photos from the Total Solar Eclipse at COLSP

The total solar eclipse has come and gone, but the sights, sounds and sensations of the awe-inspiring event will live on in the memories of those lucky enough to have witnessed it.  Thousands from near and far traveled to Cedars of Lebanon State Park in hopes of good weather and a good view of the celestial magic, and they were not disappointed. As the morning faded, the temperature rose as much as the excitement. The clouds were few and far between. By noon when the eclipse began, the temperature had risen to 95°F in the shade, but as the ambient light began to dim, the temperature slowly fell. At totality the mercury had dropped to 89°, and by 2:00 PM, almost 30 minutes after totality, the thermometer read 86°, still warm, but no one seemed to mind.

It was a wonderful day, and the view was spectacular from Cedars of Lebanon State Park. Thanks to all of you who spent the day with us. We hope you will visit again.

For a few photos of the big day, click the image below for a gallery of 37 images taken by Margie Hunter.

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