‘Days of the Pioneer’ begins Friday

Two-day antique expo will be held at Museum of Appalachia

On Friday and Saturday, Sept. 13-14, 2019, the Museum of Appalachia will host the 8th annual “Days of the Pioneer” Antique Exposition.

This two-day event has become one of the premiere celebrations in the antique world, with more than 60 of the nation’s leading dealers portraying the finest selection of 18th and 19th century antiques.

The event will also feature traditional music and shape-note singing, historical encampments, craftsmen demonstrating the pioneer skills of sawmilling, blacksmithing, sorghum making, spinning, weaving, coopering and more, as well as an ample choice of delectable Southern cooking.

“With music, demonstrations and the Museum itself, this event is so much more than a typical antique show,” according to Museum President, Elaine Meyer. “Attendees get to view an amazing collection of Appalachian artifacts in their historical setting and then have the opportunity to purchase similar items from some of the best antique dealers in the country.”

“Now more than ever it’s so important for us to remember our roots and keep our Nation’s history alive. Collecting early American and primitive antiques, and supporting living history museums, like the historic Museum of Appalachia, is a wonderful way to embrace the past. What better way to do both, than attend the ‘Days of the Pioneer’ Antique Show?” says Jill Peterson, host of the event and publisher of A Simple Life magazine.

Admission to the expo includes a tour of the Museum farm and village, which is home to more than 36 historic log structures, exhibit halls filled with thousands of Appalachian artifacts, heirloom gardens and farm animals.

Tickets can be purchased at the gate on the day of the event for $20 per adult age 18 & 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.

“Days of the Pioneer” 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 additional information call (865) 494-7680 or visit the website at www.museumofappalachia.org.