In 2012 the Town of Cumberland Gap, Tennessee proclaimed: The Second Thursday through Saturday in June to be Genealogy Jamboree Days.
This year, that’s June 9th 10th and 11th. Since its debut in 2011, the Jamboree has grown annually – in 2015 the Jamboree was recognized by the Southeast Tourism Society as one of the Top 20 Events of June; and, this year’s Jamboree has already, once again, received that honor.
As always, the Jamboree and all of its events, genealogists, demonstrations, historical speakers, impersonators, old time craftsmen, Civil War re-enactors, Native American encampments, and even more… is totally open and free to the public.
Saturday, June 11th, is known as Pioneer Day; and, this year there will be some extraordinary events… Come and watch a debate between Abraham Lincoln and Robert E. Lee on the Civil War; or, see the 445 year old John Sevier Family Bible which will be on display in the Artist Co-Op, downtown Cumberland Gap; or, see and hear Denise Reagan, a singer/song writer from Nashville; or… the list goes on and on – there is something for everyone.
The schedule is:
Thursday, June 9th, and Friday, June 10th: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 11th, which is also known as Pioneer Day, will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Finally, if you want an in-depth look at the Genealogy Jamboree; and, at the organization that, in collaboration with the town of Cumberland Gap, Tennessee… produces and promotes the Jamboree, please visit www.genealogyjambore.us - or - www.cgtghg.org.
Those two websites provide extensive coverage of the Jamboree; and, of the Cumberland Gap Tennessee Genealogy and History Group (CGTGHG).
Briefly, CGTGHG is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The goal of the group is to promote Genealogy with the recording of Pioneers and their Descendants while also preserving and recording Cumberland Gap’s history. The Genealogy Jamboree is a major component of that effort; and, we hope everyone can come and help us celebrate our heritage.