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Appalachian Makers and Arrowmont

Presented by Tennessee State Museum at Tennessee State Museum, Nashville TN

Sep 15 2022
Appalachian Makers and Arrowmont

Kelli Fisher: Appalachian Makers and Arrowmont at the Tennessee State Museum.

Kelli Fisher will explore the early history of Arrowcraft, an important facet of Gatlinburg’s history and the history of Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.

Kelli Fisher, curatorial intern for the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, will explore the early history of Arrowcraft, an important facet of Gatlinburg’s history and the history of Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Building on the knowledge of Frances Fox, historian and past apprentice to the Master Weaver for Arrowcraft, and using materials from Arrowmont’s collection and archives, this presentation will tell the stories of some notable Appalachian women who worked and shaped Arrowcraft and, in turn, Arrowmont as it exists today.

Opened in 1926, the Arrowcraft Shop continued the project established by the Pi Beta Phi Settlement School of meeting the needs of those who lived in the Smoky Mountains. The shop also allowed Appalachian makers the opportunity to make and sell their crafts for more equitable prices than they could find on their own. Their wares—including handmade baskets, coverlets, and chairs—were incredibly popular, in part due to the revival of the American Arts and Crafts movement, which prized high-quality workmanship.

This Lunch and Learn event is in-person in the Museum’s Digital Learning Center at noon. No RSVPs are required to attend this free event. It will also be livestreamed on the Museum’s website at TNMuseum.org/Videos.

Boxed lunches made by Apple Spice Nashville are available for purchase to enjoy during the event. The lunches will include a sandwich, chips, and a cookie. Lunch orders must be placed by noon on Tuesday, September 13. Please order your boxed lunch on the ticket registration page.

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ADMISSION INFO

FREE Admission
Reservations are not required.
Optional lunch orders due by noon on 9/13.

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INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

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Boxed lunches made by Apple Spice Nashville are available for purchase to enjoy during the event. The lunches will include a sandwich, chips, and a cookie. Lunch orders must be placed by noon on Tuesday, September 13. Please order your boxed lunch on the ticket registration page.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

LOCATION

Tennessee State Museum

1000 Rosa L Parks Blvd., Nashville, TN 37208

PARKING INFO

Free parking is available in the parking lot which is located between the Museum and the Nashville Farmers’ Market. There is also free two-hour parking available along 6th and 7th Avenues. Because there are a limited number of these spots used by both Museum and Farmers' Market visitors, it is highly recommended that on the weekends, visitors seek alternate modes of transportation to visit the Museum. State of Tennessee parking lots are available Monday through Friday, after 5:30pm, or on weekends unless otherwise stated or reserved. Terms and conditions of use may vary according to the requested lot.

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