The Soddy, Daisy and Montlake Historical Association is hosting a “Woodworking Day” for demonstrations by artisans and craftsmen dedicated to wood and carpentry at the Good Old Days Museum this Saturday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
"In the spirit of the local maker community and innovative people who settled this area, these woodworkers will share products made by hand and various techniques. Remember the old days, if it was broke, you figured out how to fix it. If you needed something, you made it," organizers said.
Woodworking demos will include cane making and whittling, antique gadgets and an upcycling project for reusing wood palettes. Demonstrations are free and open to the public. In addition, the museum is open on Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. during the fall season with admission for adults a suggested three dollar donation.
"The Soddy, Daisy and Montlake Historical Association is dedicated to preserving the heritage and culture of southeast Tennessee for our local community as part of the Cumberland Plateau region. Please join us for this special day outdoors, come by to see the museum or just hang out with us. This special event is dependent on weather, but the museum will be open," officials said.
"Saturdays at the Museum" is a series of events planned to highlight the craftsmen and heritage of this area. SDMHA is hoping to have these small events monthly to offer demonstrations, lectures and/or tours for their members and the public.
"You may also see us at the Hamilton County Fair - Sept. 29 and 30," officials said.
"We are open 9 - 4 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays in the spring, summer and fall. For non-members and general public, admission to the Good Old Days Museum is a suggested $3 donation per person. Children ages seven to 17 are $2 and children under seven are free. SDMA Members get free admission to the museum. Become a member today. And ask about the $10 Senior Membership," officials said.
Directions to the SDMHA Good Old Days Museum: Take Depot St. or Durham St. west to 11298 Wall St. We are at the end, near the RR tracks in the old Soddy Bank Building that was built in 1921. Or you may take Back Valley Road and head south.