Sunday, August 31, 2014

Mabry-Hazen Boomsday Bluegrass & Barbeque

Situated upon Mabry's Hill is the Mabry-Hazen House Museum.   The Mabry-Hazen House was erected in 1858 and lodged three generations of the same family from 1858-1987.   Both the Union and Confederate forces used this house as a center of operations during the Civil War.  

Mabry-Hazen House Museum, Mabry-Hazen House Boomsday Bluegrass & Barbeque, Knoxville Premiere Fireworks Show, Knoxville Tennessee.,

This dignified, beautiful home of the Civil war and Victorian periods had one of the best authentic  family collections in America.  It includes genuine artifacts and has a rare glimpse from earlier times.   When Stone and I took the tour, it was as though we where in his grandmothers house in Middle Tennessee.  Hmmm, I would love to host a dinner party here, look the table is already set.  I'll start the guest list.


The Civil War, a gunfight on Gay Street in 1882, and a Breach of Promise lawsuit in the early 1930's are only a few accounts that you hear when you tour the Mabry-Hazen House Museum.

Mabry-Hazen House Museum, Mabry-Hazen House Boomsday Bluegrass & Barbeque, Knoxville Premiere Fireworks Show, Knoxville Tennessee.,

It was a warm evening with threat of rain upon the hilltop setting as Daniel, Carleen, Stone and I arrived at the Mabry-Hazen House Boomsday Bluegrass & Barbeque.


As the evening began, so did the music by 6 Mile Express.
                           

Stone, myself along with Carleen and Daniel enjoying our evening at the Mabry-Hazen House Museum 7th annual Boomsday Bluegrass & Barbeque.

Mabry-Hazen House Museum, Mabry-Hazen House Boomsday Bluegrass & Barbeque, Knoxville Premiere Fireworks Show, Knoxville Tennessee.,

Our dinner consisted of pulled pork, grilled chicken, baked beans, corn-on the cob, coleslaw, and potato salad.  The meal was provided by Crowne Plaza.

Mabry-Hazen House Museum, Mabry-Hazen House Boomsday Bluegrass & Barbeque, Knoxville Premiere Fireworks Show, Knoxville Tennessee.,

 Desserts of cool watermelon slices and rice crispy squares lay waiting to be devoured.  I lost count of how many rice crispy squares I consumed.  Hey, there somewhat low calorie.

Mabry-Hazen House Museum, Mabry-Hazen House Boomsday Bluegrass & Barbeque, Knoxville Premiere Fireworks Show, Knoxville Tennessee.,

Situated on the West ridge of Mabry's Hill, chairs had been placed for all the attendees to watch the Boomsday fireworks show.  This proved to be the perfect view.

Mabry-Hazen House Museum, Mabry-Hazen House Boomsday Bluegrass & Barbeque, Knoxville Premiere Fireworks Show, Knoxville Tennessee.,

Mabry-Hazen House Museum, Mabry-Hazen House Boomsday Bluegrass & Barbeque, Knoxville Premiere Fireworks Show, Knoxville Tennessee.,

Mabry-Hazen House Museum, Mabry-Hazen House Boomsday Bluegrass & Barbeque, Knoxville Premiere Fireworks Show, Knoxville Tennessee.,

Mabry-Hazen House Museum, Mabry-Hazen House Boomsday Bluegrass & Barbeque, Knoxville Premiere Fireworks Show, Knoxville Tennessee.,

The rain held off throughout the celebration.  It was a perfect Boomsday gathering at the Mabry-Hazen House Museum on top of Mabry's Hill.

Mabry-Hazen House Museum, Mabry-Hazen House Boomsday Bluegrass & Barbeque, Knoxville Premiere Fireworks Show, Knoxville Tennessee.,