If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.

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Long Run Massacre hosted by The Painted Stone Settlers

September 7 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT

Long Run Massacre hosted by The Painted Stone Settlers.

Telling the story of Squire Boone’s station which was abandoned because of an impending Indian attack. Instead, the settlers were attacked while they were fleeing the station.

Friday is open to School Children who can view over 20 stations where re-enactors demonstrate such skills as spinning, weaving, storytelling, firearms, cooking and the toys and entertainment typically experienced by children on the 18th Century Kentucky frontier. They also can visit the Native camp and are treated to a small skirmish and cannon demonstration on the main field.

Saturday – is a full day for visitors. Visitors tour the camps and interact with the re-enactors. Scouts visit in the morning to see many of the stations that the school children visited. At 2:00 pm re-enactors assemble to give the visitors a glimpse into the real life 1781 event that history came to call the Long Run Massacre and Floyd’s Defeat.

  • School Day Friday, September 6,
  • Reenactment for the public on Saturday, September 7, 2024.
  • All re-enactors welcome.
  • Feast on Saturday night.
  • Church Service with Parson John on Sunday Morning at 10 am
  • Red Orchard Park, 704 Kentucky St. Shelbyville, KY 40065.


September 7
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT


Kathy Cummings
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First Day Open/Close Times:
Public Hours 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Genre
American Revolutionary War
Available At The Event
Military, Natives, Civilians, Food Vendors, Demos, Blanket Traders
Years Portrayed at Event
1770 - 1785


Red Orchard Park
704 Kentucky St.
Shelbyville, KY 40065 United States
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