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Tuesday, 1 October 2019
Upcoming Fall Events at Museum of Appalachia.
Upcoming Fall Events at Museum of Appalachia
NORRIS, Tenn. – As the leaves begin to change and an
Autumn chill sets in, the Museum of Appalachia will host two entertaining
Fall Heritage Fridays, every Friday in October from
9am-3pm, will offer the opportunity to step back in time and enjoy the
sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of pioneer traditions and
demonstrations. Each week will present its own focus area of pioneer
life, with exhibitions centered around each theme.
Friday, October 4: “Fall Harvest Day”
Activities to include sorghum making, canning, gardening, farm animal
education and petting area, and cooking demonstrations.
Friday, October 11: “Pioneer Performance Arts Day”
Activities to include traditional music education and performance,
old-fashioned games, dancing, and storytelling.
Friday, October 18: “Pioneer Trades Day” Activities
to include blacksmithing, doll making, sawmilling, leatherworking,
beekeeping, wheat threshing, shingle splitting, and coopering.
Friday, October 25: “Textiles and Heritage Arts Day”
Activities to include sheep herding and shearing, spinning and weaving,
pottery making, quilting, and basket weaving.
Haunts and History, October 26-27 from 4-9pm, will
feature a trick-or-treat trail, filled with homemade and vintage candies
and treats, as well as local storytellers sharing true and inspired stories
about our Appalachian ancestors. Guests can also enjoy hay rides,
live music, blacksmithing, pumpkin carving demonstrations, and festive
For an additional charge, attendees can pick pumpkins
from the patch or choose a pumpkin to paint and take home.
Advance tickets for both events are on sale now
at museumofappalachia.org; events are free to Museum members.
For additional information, admission details, or to enter one of the
contests, please call 865-494-7680 or visit the website.
As a non-profit, Smithsonian affiliated organization,
the Museum’s mission is to preserve the artifacts and culture of an earlier
time for the benefit of future generations; and to instill in the community
– regionally, nationally, and internationally- a greater knowledge of and
appreciation for the Appalachian heritage. The Museum is located 16 miles north
of Knoxville at I-75, exit, 122, then one mile east.