Address and Phone:
Museum of Appalachia
2819 Andersonville Hwy
Norris, TN 37828
Phone: (865) 494-7680
Apr 25, 2014
Event Created By:
Partner Page: Anderson County Tourism Council
In pioneer Appalachia, farmers sheared their sheep each spring for wool to spin into yarn or fill quilts. The Museum of Appalachia will renew this annual ritual on Friday, April 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., trimming the winter’s growth of heavy wool from its flock of sheep. The wooly animals will be trimmed by Kentucky native John Cooper, who will explain the process to onlookers while using vintage hand-cranked shears operated by “student power.” Spinning, weaving and quilting demonstrators will show how wool was used to make yarn and quilt batting in the days before ready-made clothing and superstores. The Museum, a non-profit organization, includes over 35 authentic log buildings, display halls filled with Appalachian artifacts, and gardens and farm animals in a picturesque setting, all surrounded by split-rail fences. The Museum is home to sheep, chickens, guineas, ducks, wild turkeys, and peafowl. Mules, Scottish Highland cattle, and “fainting” goats roam adjacent pastures. In springtime, children will be delighted to see young lambs, goats, and chicks. A large gift shop features handiwork from regional artisans, and a small restaurant offers hot lunches, fresh‐from‐the‐garden vegetables, and mouth‐watering home-style desserts. Facilities are available for weddings, reunions, meetings, and other events. For more information, call 865-494-7680 or visit www.museumofappalachia.org
Get turn-by-turn direction using the interactive map above.
Looking for a day of fun and frolic? Here's a quick list of nearby attractions that you may enjoy.
Looking for a place to rest between adventures? Here's a quick list of nearby places to stay.
Date: Dec 12, 2013
Oaklands Historic House Museum's Home School Holiday Tour
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
See more December events »