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Sheep  Shearing 

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April 13th, 20th, and 21st, 2018

Approximately 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

On April 13th, 20th, and 21st, school groups, home-schooled students, and individual families are all invited to participate in the day’s hands-on activities; student and group rates are available. Free for Museum members.

School groups and homeschool groups, call 865-494-7680 to save your spot! Families and Individuals need not make reservations.

In keeping with the traditions of Southern Appalachia, the Museum welcomes the warmth of spring with a renewal of the annual ritual of “Sheep Shearing”, a day of hands-on activities surrounding the trimming of a winter’s growth of heavy fleece from its flock of free-range sheep.

The Museum of Appalachia, a Smithsonian Affiliate, will host this annual practice in the middle of its rolling fields, surrounded by its historical village from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The woolly animals will be trimmed by an experienced shearer who takes time to explain the process to onlookers, demonstrating with vintage, hand-cranked and hand-held shears, powered by enthusiastic student participants.

Spinning, quilting, weaving and Appalachian music will be included in the day.

For more information, please contact the museum at 865-494-7680 or museum@museumofappalachia.org

Tour groups, schools, and homeschool groups, please call Beth Hall at 865-494-7680 or email her at bethhall@museumofappalachia.org

The Museum is located 16 miles north of Knoxville, one mile east of I‐75, exit 122. 

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