The holidays are almost here, and Red Top will be celebrating on December 7 during the Christmas at the Cabin special event. Enjoy holiday festivities from the mid-1800s including music, toys and game, crafts, and of course Santa! During this living history event there will also be blacksmithing, leatherworking, sewing, spinning, and more.
We're always on the lookout for people willing and able to demonstrate pioneer skills at these homestead events. If you're skilled in blacksmithing, woodworking, sewing, spinning, quilting, or crafts, contact Ranger Marcus at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Iron Pour on November 9 was a HUGE success. One hundred and twenty scratch blocks went on sale at 2 pm behind the Park Office and we were sold out nine minutes later! The pour itself started on time and took less than an hour and a half, which means that furnace was hot. Thanks to all the staff and volunteers who helped out.
The park's ever-popular "Meteors & More" program is almost here! At 5:30 pm on Saturday, November 16, join us in the Discovery Room at the Park Office for a short presentation by the North Georgia Astronomers. After the presentation, head outside for some night sky viewing.
A few telescopes will be on hand but feel free to bring your own as well, just let Ranger Marcus know ahead of time:
See you there!
Another year of Halloween Hayrides has come and gone! If you attended this year's event, please take a minute to fill out this short, five-question survey and provide us with valuable feedback. Click here to take survey
Starting September 15, you can make your reservations for our annual Haunted Halloween Hayrides! Click here
for more details!
Our ever popular Mountain Music Series returns year after year. Check here for the schedule.
At our most recent iron pour (a makeup pour from November) we had the opportunity to train a bunch of new people to help out. We also were able to take the time to video the pour! If you've never been to an iron pour with us (or even if you have) you may enjoy this short video of highlights!
Thanks to all of you who have patiently waited for the scratch blocks you made back in November. A huge crowd of folks braved the November cold to watch as the Iron Furnace simply refused to cooperate.
We were finally able to gather enough staff and volunteers to pour the amazing scratch blocks you all created and they are ready for pickup! You can come by the park office anytime between the hours of 9 and 5, Monday through Saturday. Unfortunately, as always, we did have a few blocks that were carved too deep or cracked that didn't make it. Below are pictures of all the molds that worked (over 120 of them). They are numbered to make finding yours easy when you go to pick them up. We suggested looking at these pictures to find yours before you go. We also have a sign-in sheet at the office so we can make sure there are no mixups. If you have any questions or problems, feel free to contact us via email: email@example.com. Click on the images below to see the full size picture.
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Over 160 people joined us at the Mountain Cove Discovery Room
for our Meteors & More program. We kicked off the evening with a presentation from Mark Banks, president of the Atlanta Astronomy Club
, who provided a history of astronomy. We then moved into our multimedia presentation about the planets and the night sky. A star map was provided as folks moved outside to discover the night sky for themselves. If you would like to download a copy of our handout from the Meteors & More program including some great backyard astronomy links, you will find it attached below. We hope you had a great time and hope to see you at another event very soon!
Be sure to join us at the Mountain Cove Discovery Room
(where the restaurant used to be). The program will begin at 7pm with a brief presentation from the Atlanta Astronomy Club
and then we'll head outside to view the night sky. ParkPass is $5. The program itself is free. Hope to see you there!
Special thanks again to the Atlanta Astronomy Club for the participation in this program as part of their Georgia Astronomy in State Parks outreach! We really appreciate their help and support!