JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. – “It takes ten generations to learn something, and one generation to forget it.” This quote is applicable to many things, but chair maker Curtis Buchanan applies it specifically to woodworking tools and techniques. Curtis will speak about 18th and 19th century woodworking tools and techniques and the utilitarian items they produced at History Happy Hour’s program 6:30 p.m. July 19 at the Christopher Taylor House, weather permitting. The program is free and open to the public.
Curtis is a world renowned chair maker with a shop in Jonesborough. For more than 30 years Curtis has produced chairs that have been displayed in the Chester Inn, the Tennessee State Museum, the Tennessee Governor’s Mansion, and Monticello, among other places. He also offers classes, instructional videos, and has made numerous contributions to the field of chair making.
History Happy Hour is a collaborative program that features speakers and researchers from various local organizations, museums, and schools. Presenters for 2018 include independent researchers, National Park Service rangers, professors, and museum professionals from across the region. The programs are 6:30 p.m. on the third Thursday each month.
For more information on the Chester Inn Museum, History Happy Hour, or the Heritage Alliance, call 423-753-9580 or the Chester Inn Museum at 423-753-4580, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.heritageall.org.
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Deborah Montanti or Anne G’Fellers-Mason
Chester Inn Museum