Today, Land Between the Lakes serves its original recreational and educational goals through places like the nationally-recognized Homeplace 1850s Working Farm and Living History Museum, the site of this HistoriCorps project. After all, if we can’t preserve our history, how are we ever going to learn from it? Homeplace evokes the Civil War era in U.S. history through replicating a two-generation farm spanning the scenic, rolling landscape of northwest Tennessee. These days, interpreters in period clothing reenact daily chores on a real, working farm, where attention to details, routine, and craftsmanship is of the utmost importance. The farm livestock includes rare and endangered breeds which would have been found on a farm like this in the 1850s, as well as varieties garden plants and field crops planted from heirloom seeds dating back before the Civil War. Tents, truck campers, campervans, and RVs/trailers can access this campsite, but there are no hookups. Potable water and restrooms will be available. Unfortunately, no dogs are allowed at this project. Showers will be available! We’ll be camping across state lines at the Energy Lake Campground in Kentucky and commuting the project daily.