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Museum of Appalachia ‘Days of the Pioneer’ this weekend

On Friday and Saturday, Sept. 14-15, the Museum of Appalachia will host the seventh annual “Days of the Pioneer” Antique Show and Sale.

This two-day event features the finest selection of 18th and 19th century antiques from over 60 of the nation’s leading dealers. The event will also feature live music, Revolutionary and Civil War encampments, traditional craftsmen demonstrating pioneer skills like sawmilling, blacksmithing, sorghum making, spinning, weaving and delicious Southern fare!

“With the 65-acre Museum of Appalachia as a backdrop, attendees will see thousands of early American artifacts in their natural setting, and then have the opportunity to purchase similar items from some of the best antique dealers in the country”, said Museum President, Elaine Meyer.

“The Museum of Appalachia is the purest museum of its kind. It is everything we antique dealers love,” said Jill Peterson, publisher of A Simple Life magazine and nationally-known dealer and purveyor of primitive antiques.

Admission to the Antique Show includes a tour of the Museum mountain farm and village, which contains 36 historic log structures, exhibit halls filled with thousands of Appalachian artifacts, gardens, and free-range farm animals.

Tickets can be purchased at the Museum of Appalachia on the day of the event for $20 per adult age 18 and up, $10 for Youth ages 13-17, $6 for children ages 5-12. Children under 5 are free. Event ticket purchases may be applied toward an upgrade to an annual museum membership.

The Antique Show is free for Museum of Appalachia members.

The Museum is located 16 miles north of Knoxville, one mile east of I-75 at Exit 122. For more information call (865) 494-7680 or visit the website at