LUMPKIN, Ga. -- Westville, the 1850s living history museum here, is
presenting an "old-fashioned" Independence Day celebration this
Fourth of July.
The festivities will start with an 1850s barbecue at 11 a.m.
This will be followed by competitions, such as sack and
three-legged races, the greased pole climb and a
Guests are then invited to participate in a vintage baseball
game, complete with uniforms, equipment, rules and a field
indicative of the period.
Westville also will keep with the tradition of launching the
blacksmith's buried anvil into the sky with black powder every hour
on the hour to celebrate another year of independence.
The museum will host its fifth annual Fiddlers Contest on July
22, with a $200 prize to the winner.
Westville is a living history village consisting of more than 25
relocated, restored and original buildings and landscapes depicting
Georgia's preindustrial life, with crafts such as blacksmithing,
quilting and hearthside cooking demonstrated daily.
Located 35 miles south of Columbus, Westville is open Tuesdays
through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. to
5 p.m., except New Year's Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Ticket prices are $8 for adults and $4 for students, with group
Phone: (888) 733-1850