Louisville Metro Council officially has declared  May 27 "FALLS LANDING DAY"
View our timeline of events beginning with Clark's conception of the Northwest Campaign to the recognition of FALLS LANDING DAY in June 2008 - Click HERE


"200 Years on the Ohio River"        This historic timeline re-enactment includes Native Americans, George Rogers Clark's Militia, War of 1812, Regency Period, and Civil War.

In the spring of 1778, George Rogers Clark along with about 150 militia and 13 families, rafted down the Ohio River and landed near the Falls on Corn Island.  Clark and his men soon left on their quest to conquer the Northwest Territory.  The settlers who remained behind moved to the southern shore of the Ohio and built "Fort on Shore" at the foot of present day 12th Street.  The town they eventually established would become known as Louisville to honor both French King Louis XVI and the vital role of the people of France in the Revolutionary War.

Photos by
Steve Berger Photographic 

"200 Years on the Ohio River"
September 19-21, 2014
Historical timeline re-enactment (1740-1940)
Join us at Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing
Learn of Louisville's founding by George Rogers Clark.

Military units, demonstrations, food, music, vendors & more!
President Lincoln in attendance, Regency dance, archery tournament, tea. 
Blacksmith, weaving, flax demonstrtions,

We're expanding our timeline to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of WWI
by including re-enactors from Louisville's Camp Taylor.
ONCE AGAIN FOR 2014....BASEBALL BY 1864 RULES!!

GAME TIME 1PM SUN. SEPT 21, 2014

WE'RE SEEKING KNOWLEDGABLE DEMONSTRATORS FOR OUR SCHOOL DAY ON FRIDAY SEPT. 19, 2014

 

The Falls Landing Foundation (FLF) provides support and resources for entities and individuals who coordinate living history events in Kentucky and the Ohio Valley.


Our "200 Years on the Ohio River"  commemorates George Rogers Clark's founding of Louisville and his Old Northwest Campaign (HISTORICAL DETAILS HERE) which helped to double the size of the colonies at the end of the Revolutionary War. 


To aid our fellow history buffs, we provide "The historical re-enactors' EVENTS DATABASE" for all to post or peruse events.  Historical events range from 1492 to the end of the Civil War. 

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We're also initiating our KENTUCKY HISTORY CONTACTS DATABASE so that we can send out announcements of upcoming events and an occasional newsletter to all who love Kentucky, her history, and the larger-than-life men and women that struggled in this vast wilderness.

"200 Years on the Ohio River
Riverside, the Farnsley-Moormen Landing"
 

Visit Riverside to commemorate the founding of Louisville at the Falls of the Ohio, and learn about the first two hundred years of our history, during this unique timeline event featuring re-enactors representing different periods from 1740 to 1940. Visitors will be able to walk through each time period--and interact with the presenters--to see the clothing, tools, weapons, and crafts of each period. Admission: $6/Adults; $5/Seniors and $3/Children. Call  (502)935-6809 or e-mail  info@riverside-landing.org for more details. Riverside, Farnsley Mormen Landing.  Admission includes all event activities AND a guided tour of the Civil War era home.

Past events have included re-enactors portraying George Rogers Clark, Abraham Lincoln, and Frederick Douglas.  Expert speakers will be presenting information about Louisville's early history.    Come and learn more about the origin of your community.  We will also have presentations on clothing, getting started in re-enacting, and much more

There will be period music, vendors selling period wares, craftspeople, a blacksmith, military demonstrations, and discussions of the military equipment and tactics of each period.