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The Painted Stone Settlers

A Living History Group located in Shelbyville, Kentucky. Turn back time to 1781 when Squire Boone and his group of settlers were harassed by Indian attacks.


Each September The Painted Stone Settlers host The Long Run Massacre Re-Enactment. On Friday over 700 school children visit the encampment to learn about early life on the frontier. They visit over 20 stations to see re-enactors engaged in pioneer activites like spinning, weaving, blacksmithing, weaponry and more. There is also an Indian encampment where they can learn about Native skills.

Painted Stone Settlers, Inc. was formed in 1999 and incorporated as a 501(c)3 Non Profit Corporation.

Meetings are held the first Thursday of the month at various location in Shelbyville, KY. Meetings are held more frequently just prior to the Long Run Massacre re-enactment.

Annual dues are $25/family and $15/individual.

 To participate in the re-enactment you must be juried and have filled out the appropriate paper work including registration forms and waivers. In addition to the general guidelines below - see also specific clothing guidelines (above) for your specific persona.

General Guidelines

There will be two camps set up: one for the Native re-enactors,
and another for settlers and militia.
There will be an area designated for horses.
The only other animals permitted will be Disability Service Animals.

The Painted Stone Settlers, Inc.
P. O. Box 1381
Shelbyville, KY 40066

Officers - 2017

President - Kent McKinney
Cell 502-513-8100

Vice President - Kathy Cummings
Office 502-228-3746

Scribe - Helen McKinney
Home - 502-738-9435

Treasurer - Karen Powell
Cell 502-299-6331

Quartermaster - Allen Marsee 
Home (502) 878-5931


The Annual Re-Enactment is held at Red Orchard Park.

709 Red Orchard Park
Shelbyville, KY 40065

Photos of the 2017 Long Run Massacre

By Jim and Kathy Cummings

The Painted Stone Settlers

P. O. Box 1381
Shelbyville, KY 40066

Email: info@