NORRIS, TN – Oct. 2, 2019 – As the leaves begin to change and an autumn chill sets in, family-friendly Fall Heritage Fridays takes place 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Friday in October at the Museum of Appalachia.
Fall Heritage Fridays offer the opportunity to step back in time and enjoy the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of pioneer traditions and demonstrations. Each week presents its own focus area of pioneer life with exhibitions centered on a theme.
Friday, October 4: “Fall Harvest Day” – Activities include sorghum making, canning, gardening, farm animal education and petting area, and cooking demonstrations.
Friday, October 11: “Pioneer Performance Arts Day” – Traditional music education and performance, old-fashioned games, dancing, and storytelling are featured.
Friday, October 18: “Pioneer Trades Day” – Activities include blacksmithing, doll making, sawmilling, leatherworking, beekeeping, wheat threshing, shingle splitting and coopering.
Friday, October 25: “Textiles and Heritage Arts Day” – Sheep herding and shearing, spinning and weaving, pottery making, quilting and basket weaving demonstrations take place.
Haunts and History features a trick-or-treat trail, filled with homemade and vintage candies and treats, as well as local storytellers sharing true and stories about Appalachian ancestors 4-9 p.m. Oct. 26-27. Guests can also enjoy hay rides, live music, blacksmithing, pumpkin carving demonstrations and festive snacks.
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; events are free to museum members.
For more information, call 865-494-7680 or visit www.museumofappalachia.org.
About the Museum of Appalachia
The Museum of Appalachia is a non-profit, Smithsonian-affiliated organization. Its 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.
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