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CHICKASAWS PAY TRIBUTE TO DAVY
As a result of the speech of Davy before Congress, the Chickasaw Nation have recently paid tribute to
 him and his friendship to them by making a short video.  Click here to watch the video.



DAVID CROCKETT'S 231stBIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
    Staurday, August 12, 2017,
2 to 5 p.m.

on the lawn of the Crockett Tavern Museum, Morristown, TN.
Click here for pictures.

(Picture at left)  The original tombstone for Wm Finley, father of Polly Finley - 1st wife if David Crockett - has been repaired and replaced in Jefferson County, TN. 

Also, another stone originally placed in 1964 was replaced telling more information about Wm Finley.
KIOSK PROJECT FOR CROCKETT TAVERN A REALITY
Cody W. Nelson of Boy Scout Troop 91 in Morristown, TN has completed his Eagle Scout project - an informative kiosk at Crockett Tavern and Museum in Morristown.  Click here for photo and article from the Citizen Tribune website.
CHRISTMAS AT DAVY CROCKETT BIRTHPLACE STATE PARK

Click here for more pictures
GREENE COUNTY HERITAGE TRUST DINNER
Guest Speaker:  Gary Foreman
Click here for more pictures
DAVID CROCKETT COMMEMORATIVE BUST UNVEILED
DECEMBER 06, 
TUESDAY, 1:30 P.M. CST
Tennessee State Capitol
House of Representatives foyer, 2nd floor
Links below are to news casts
Nashville TV Stations
Channel 2 Channel 4 Channel 5

Pictures below courtesy of Gary Foreman

THREE CROCKETT ARTICLES YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS
The following links are to three articles which appeared in the Greeneville Sun newspaper


Crockett Family Christmas was Much Different Than Today


Famed Frontiersman's Rifle Returning to Greene County


'Make the Lion of the West Roar'

      
Tennessee State Capitol, House of Representatives, 2nd Floor - December 6, 2016
TIM MASSEY FEATURED IN GREENVILLE NEWSPAPER

Greeneville Sun article, first in a series, features our own Tim Massey who sheds some light on why he became a re-enactor and some of the joys and costs of the pastime. See the entire article at this link.


PICTURES FROM CROCKETT DAYS 2016!!

Links to pictures from the 2016 Crockett Days at Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park are posted at this link.



PICTURES FROM REUNION 2016!!
Links to pictures from the 2016 reunion are posted at this link.  A really big thank you to Tim Massey for these pictures!


DAVY'S 230TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION!
Storytelling, demonstrations, food, and fun for all marked the 230th celebration of David Crockett's birthday at Crockett Tavern and Museum, Morristown, TN
 
Above Left:  Jim Claborn talking to children about Davy Crockett.  Above right:  Dr. Rooney, age 91, enjoying the music.  Below:  230th Birthday Cookie Cakes





NEW PAINTING BY DOUGLAS MOSES

 
This giclee fine art painting of the Crockett Tavern by Douglas Moses was created from photos that Doug took of re-enactors at the tavern.  A beautiful representation of every day life at the tavern in colonial times.


 
CROCKETT DAYS AT DAVY CROCKETT BIRTHPLACE STATE PARK
Thanks to Tim Massey for a wonderful set of pictures, and my sincere apologies for being so slow in getting them posted.  To see the rest of the pictures, click here and look for the 2015 links.



 


Painting of Jim Claborn as Davy Crockett, painted by Hamblen County
artist Douglas Moses from the 2014 Birthday Celebration.



                     
Above:  Morristown East FFA students work on gardens at Crockett Tavern.



TIM ON TV!
(move over, Joy, another star is born!)

Lauren Davis of Knoxville TV station WVLT talks with DDKDC vice president Tim Massey about David Crockett and the Crockett Tavern at the Rose Center in Morristown.


AWARDS FOR
OUR OWN TIM MASSEY
We all know how much Tim contributes to the DDDC, but he also shares his talents with others, and recently he was recognized for some of the other hats that he wears.  Congratulations Tim!

At left, tourism's Presidential Pioneer in Hospitality was awarded on the lawn of the Dickson-Williams Mansion. Tim Massey was nominated for his organization and chairing of the Sons of Confederate Veterans Reunion that brought in over 200 attendees, his organization of the Morgan's Men Reunion and reenactment, and his work with the Tennessee Association of Museums annual meeting in Greeneville. Pictured is Massey and Greeneville First Lady Andy Daniels who nominated Tim for the award.

At right, Tennessee Association of Museums president Adam Alfrey presents the 2015 Award of Excellence to Dickson-Williams Mansion Association board members Caroline Blanks and Tim Massey. The awards presentation was at Discovery Park of America.

At left, Mike Beck Tennessee Division Commander Sons of Confederate Veterans presents Tim Massey the Nathan Bedford Forrest Award for Man of the Year. Massey also received the Edward Ward Carmack Award for journalism, and he is also the Camp Commander of the John Hunt Morgan Camp 2053 which received Camp of the Year.




 
APPALACHIAN CRAFT FAIR, 
June 13-14, 2015
at Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park
(Thanks to Tim Massey for the pictures!  Click for more pictures)

   
 

HOME SCHOOL DAY
APR. 14, 2015
at Davy Crockett
Birthplace State Park
(Thanks to Tim Massey for the pictures!  Click for more pictures)


Great-Grands Surprise "Nandaddy"

Happy 80th birthday Nandaddy! Bobby Bland celebrated his birthday with a surprise visit from his 3 great grandchildren, Colton, Chance and Katelyn Henry who live in Tulsa, OK with parents Michael and Ashley. Michael is the son of Mike and Vicky Bland Henry also of Tulsa. (Bobby is a charter associate member of the Direct Descendants and kin of David Crockett)
DAVY CROCKETT DAYS PICTURES

Click here for pictures from David Crockett State Park's Davy Crockett Days.
Christmas at Davy Crockett Birthplace
State Park


Tim Massey has provided us with pictures from Christmas at Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park.  Click here to see the pictures.
REUNION ATTENDEES STAY BUSY
Pictures updated - 07/20/14 - click the link
  More pictures are posted at this link.

Here the group poses at Discovery Park of America
DAVY'S 228TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
AT CROCKETT TAVERN MUSEUM


Reenactors and volunteers show off their best period dress at the celebration of Davy Crockett's 228th birthday at the Crockett Tavern Museum in Morristown on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014.  Many of the reenactors are a part of a local homeschool unit that helped with activities and demonstrations throughout the day.  Click here for more pictures from the event.

NEW
CROCKETT TAVERN MUSEUM SIGN

Pictured above is the new sign and walkway at the Crockett Tavern Museum. 
The sign is the result of the Eagle project of Eagle Scout candidate David Maynard.  Beautiful job David! 
GO AHEAD NEWSLETTER CHANGES EDITORS

From the August, 2014 issue of Go Ahead:
Longtime Go-Ahead editor Ray Oden has decided  to pass the torch to a new editor. Tim Massey has been chosen to follow Oden.

We want to thank Ray for his tireless work in bringing a great newsletter to our members. Ray will be missed!

Unveiled!!  Our beautiful 2014 T-shirt design!!!
Don't be left out - be sure you sign up and get one!

The newest "Windows To The Past" mural, depicting legendary pioneer David Crockett, has been installed next to the Capitol Theater on Main Street in Greeneville, Tennessee. Gathered here to view the artwork were, from left, Greene County Heritage Trust President Jim Mays, Heritage Trust Mural Committee member Andrea "Andy" Daniels, mural artist Joe Kilday, building co-owner Patty Solomon, Mural Committee members Linnie Greene and Becky Yonz, and Tim Massey, president of the Pioneer Friends of David Crockett Birthplace State Park, and a Crockett Descendant who sometimes portrays Crockett at special events. A formal dedication of the mural will be June 7, 2014 with storytelling and a downtown antique fair with entertainment, topped off by the showing of Disney's King of the Wild Frontier. Fess Parker appeared here at the original showing in 1955. Massey will again share some of Crockett's wit with the attendees.  Click here for Mural image.
HISTORIC HAPPENING
Crockett Cabin and Museum to be on the History Channel!!!



On the front porch of the David Crockett Cabin in Rutherford, Tennessee, Joy Bland was interviewed by Scott Wolter for a future new History Channel documentary.  "I learned a lot about film making in those few hours.  Itís hard to repeat the repeat!  As usual I had a great time and Scott was a delightful interviewer.
Joe and Sue Bone were gracious hosts as they always are.  No one realizes the work they do without any thanks.  They keep Davidís cabin open to all and Joe is an endless source of local Crockett history.jnb



LIVING HISTORY DAY at CROCKETT TAVERN

These home school students studied about colonial living all during the fall and winter and on April 26, 2013 they held a living history day at the Crockett Tavern and Museum.  They certainly look as though they had just walked out of Davy and Polly's front door.
2012 Reunion - Group at Crockett Homeplace, Rutherford, TN

Reunion 2012 was held at Paris Landing State Park, TN for the first time since 1992. Members from TN, LA, OK, TX, AR, MO, NC, and MA attended this 16th reunion.  A day-long bus tour on Friday took attendees to a variety of places in the area in including the Crockett Homeplace, the Henry County Heritage Center, and the Paris City Cemetery.

For Reunion 2012 pictures click here and see the Facebook link at right above.
CROCKETT TAVERN CELEBRATES LEGEND'S 226TH
Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012


Donnie Coldiron, center, presents Sally Baker, right, with likeness of Crockett he created from a variety of wood species.  Accompanying him are grandson Colston Kapnick, granddaughter Zada Drinnon and Davy Crockett re-enactor Jim Claborn, left.
Davy Crockett Days in Rutherford, Oct. 7-13, 2012

For more pictures and schedule of events click here.
Celebrities!

Sally Baker and Jim Claborn were Grand Marshalls in the Morristown Christmas Parade!!  The theme was "Appalachian Christmas" and the two were honored for their longtime historic and preservation efforts.  A well deserved honor indeed!