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Saturday August 8, 2015
Big Bone Fishing Derby 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Big Bone Lick State Historic Site

Kentucky Fish and Wildlife staff will be at Big Bone Lick for a fun filled morning of fishing. Meet in the lake parking lot and we will hike up to the lake together (0.25 miles) or join us any time between 9:30 A.M. and 1 P.M. Bait and poles are provided by KY F&W. Prizes available. The derby is free to all but those 16 years old and over must have a valid fishing license.

Registration is preferred, please call 859-384-3522 for more information.

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Thursday August 27, 2015
John Hunt Morgan - 7:00 PM
Location: Boone County Libarary - Main Branch in Burlington

Join Dr. James A. Ramage, author or Rebel Raider: The Life of General John Hunt Morgan, at the Burlington Library as he describes Morgan and his raiders. Discover intriguing facts about the Confederate General who was revered in the South and feared in the North. Hear about Morgan’s Raiders and their infamous raid through Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio, and about Morgan’s capture and daring escape. Learn about the places he visited as he traveled through Boone County, and how he received aid from Southern sympathizers here as he made his way back to the South. Dr. Ramage will have books available to be purchased and signed.

Co-sponsored by Boone County Public Library

There will be a Friends of Big Bone general membership meeting prior to the program at 6:00 pm

Saturday September 26, 2015
Great Outdoor Weekend - 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Big Bone Lick State Historic Site

Tour the trails at Big Bone Lick State Historic Site, the birthplace of American vertebrate paleontology. Paleontologists, archaeologists, and historians from the Cincinnati Museum Center and the Friends of Big Bone will provide interpretive commentary on the Ice Age, Native Americans, fossil mammals, as well as the geology and native vegetation of the area. Visit an 1800’s-era campsite. Bring your artifacts and fossils to be identified by our staff. Tours will take place throughout the day and will begin beside the Visitor Center.

Co-sponsored by Great Outdoor Weekend

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Saturday October 24, 2015
Ghosts of Big Bone - 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Big Bone Lick State Historic Site

Join us at Big Bone Lick State Historic Site as employees of the Boone County Library, members of the Friends of Big Bone, and paranormal volunteers introduce you to the haunted history of Big Bone Lick. Learn about the paranormal episodes that have occurred there, and perhaps have your own “ghostly” experience. Tickets are $5.00 and all proceeds benefit the Friends of Big Bone. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Main Library or purchased at the Ghost Walk. Tours begin at the Visitor Center and follow paved trails; you may visit the Baker Cemetery afterwards. This is an outdoor event, so please dress accordingly. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Tours will begin at approximately 15 min. intervals with the last tour starting at 8:00 p.m.

Co-sponsored by Boone County Public Library, the program will be held next to the Visitor Center at Big Bone Lick State Historic Site.

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October 16-18, 2015
Salt Festival - 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Big Bone Lick State Historic Site

Journey back in time as Big Bone returns to days long past. There will be numerous hands-on demonstrations and activities for people of all ages, such as primitive fire starting, pioneer life, salt making, weaving, tomahawk throwing, storytelling, music, prehistoric demonstrations and lots more. Don’t forget to browse the crafters corner to see the many wondrous handcrafted items for sale. Refresh yourself and your family at the food court. While you are visiting, feel free to go view the bison herd and stop at the Big Bone Visitor Center.

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