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Premier Antique Show set for September 12-13 at Museum of Appalachia

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Civil War and Revolutionary War re-enactors will stroll the grounds during "Days of the Pioneer".
Image courtesy of the Museum.

NORRIS, TN — “Days of the Pioneer,” a premier antique show and sale now in its third year, has been deemed an overwhelming success by antique enthusiasts from all over the country. The Museum of Appalachia is busy preparing for this year’s fabulous event.

The show is set for September 12th and 13th and will feature the finest selection of 18th and 19th century American antiques from more than 65 of the nation’s premium dealers from more than seventeen states; including Maine, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Maryland, Connecticut, Texas, Ohio, Arizona, Nebraska, Missouri and more.

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The show will feature the finest selection of 18th and 19th century American antiques.
Image courtesy of the Museum.

Elaine Meyer, President of the Museum, said, “This show is truly a one of a kind event and is said to be one of the best antique shows in the country. With the 65-acre Museum of Appalachia as a backdrop, attendees can experience the Museum which houses thousands of early American artifacts in their natural setting, and then have the opportunity to purchase similar items from scores of outstanding dealers who will be here from across the country.”

During the show, Civil War and Revolutionary War re-enactors will stroll the grounds; historic demonstrations can be observed in several locations; and mountain music will be heard throughout the Museum’s village. Guests will enjoy activities such as such as sawmilling, blacksmithing, sorghum making, stitching, spinning, and weaving chair seats with corn husks.

Tickets may be purchased in the Museum Gift Shop prior to the event, as well as at the gate both days of the Antique Show. Admission to the show includes a tour of the entire Museum complex which encompasses 30 plus log cabins, exhibit halls, farm animals and heirloom gardens, surrounded by split rail fences and rolling open fields.

The Shop at the Museum of Appalachia features handiwork from Appalachian artisans, books authored by regional writers and unique "Made in America" gifts. The Museum's quaint restaurant offers hot country style lunches, fresh‐from‐the‐garden vegetables, and mouth‐watering home-made desserts. Facilities are available for weddings, reunions, meetings and other events. During the Antique Show, the Museum will offer a special southern buffet prepared by the ladies of the Museum Café and served in the spacious Heritage Hall. In addition to the buffet, local food vendors will offer country ham & biscuits, southern barbeque, chuck wagon cooking, homemade ice cream and Dutch oven cobbler.

The Museum of Appalachia is a non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve Appalachian history through the artifacts our ancestors left behind. Memberships are available, providing a year of visits, admission to special museum events (including the Days of the Pioneer Antique Show) as well as membership in the Smithsonian Institution.

The Museum is situated 16 miles north of Knoxville, one mile east of I-75 at Exit 122.

Published September 12, 2014

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