In 2001, Congress first passed a resolution, introduced by Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, creating Family History Month. Hatch wrote, “By searching for our roots, we come closer together as a human family.” Family history enthusiasts continue to celebrate National Family History Month every October. It has grown and evolved on a national stage, with community groups, historians, storytellers, and genealogical and historical societies promoting and celebrating National Family History Month as way to commemorate each family’s rich and deep history.
Come to the Historic Town of Cumberland Gap, Tennessee October 18-19 and celebrate National Family History Month with the Genealogy Jamboree and Pioneer Days. We’ll have Genealogical and Historical societies, Lectures by genealogist and historians, Crafters, Living History and others.
The Genealogy Jamboree and Pioneer Days is A FREE FAMILY FESTIVAL EVENT where all can learn their FAMILY HISTORY and Heritage. See the lifestyles of our Pioneer Ancestors. Demonstrations are by Craftsmen/women, Native Americans and other Re-enactors. Our other exhibitors are genealogical and historical societies, speakers, surname tents, authors and crafters.
What the Exhibitors have to sell? Genealogical to historical books, hand made soaps, jewelry, coal crafters, chair caning, blacksmith and many other items.
We are not limiting the Genealogy to the families that came to or through Cumberland Gap, Tennessee but too include all families of the United States.
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park is crafting an October celebration for the 200th anniversary of the historic Newlee Iron Furnace. From the early 1820's to the 1880's, this iron smelting business took advantage of the rushing waters of Gap Creek which originate in Gap Cave. This celebration will coincide with the Genealogy Jamboree and Pioneer Days in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee October 18-19, 2019
CGTGHG is an all-volunteer group and a 501(c)(3) educational, non-profit group. We need your support to keep the CGTGHG going. What we do; we support a yearly event called the Genealogy Jamboree and Pioneer Days in the Historic Town of Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. Which brings Genealogical and Historical groups, Speakers, Authors, Living History and Crafters in for people to learn about family and history.
CGTGHG started to record and preserve genealogy and history in and around Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. We would like to get a physical location to record, preserve, house and sell materials of Genealogy and History. With the different articles, books, souvenirs and artifacts. This project would attract more people into Cumberland Gap that are interested in Genealogy or History. Not only during the two days that the Genealogy Jamboree runs in October but with a year-round location in Cumberland Gap. But this project would need a lot of donations.
To do this we need your help. There are several ways to help. One, get a membership “yearly or lifetime”. This would get you a quarterly newsletter called THE PIONEER about Genealogy, History and Events in Cumberland Gap Tennessee. Two, you can Donate $50 and get ONE Free 28 oz. Limited Edition Cumberland Gap Tennessee Stainless Steel Travel Mug or Donate $100 and get TWO 28 oz. Limited Edition Cumberland Gap Tennessee Stainless Steel Travel Mug. Three, make a onetime yearly Donation or a monthly Donation. Any of these donations will help in furthering our efforts in bringing people to Cumberland Gap Tennessee for genealogy and history.
To help us go to our Shop page which we share with the Genealogy Jamboree. Or Click on HELP OUR CAUSE to Donate.
David A Nelson Jr
First known as the “Gateway to the West”, then as the strong hold during the Civil War, Cumberland Gap is now known for everything from its specialty shops to the National Historical Park. Located approximately an hour north of Knoxville...
Pictures around Cumberland Gap.