The Soddy, Daisy & Montlake Historical Association announces that the Good Old Days Museum will be hosting "Saturday History Talks" so guests can hear local experts share local stories and folklore. Topics are centered on the Soddy, Daisy and Montlake area and historical events in this region.
Beginning this fall, on the third Saturday of the month SDMHA will provide an in-depth look into life during the 1800s and 1900's through storytelling, lectures, tours and demonstrations.
Steve Smith, local historian, author and founder of SDMHA, a local 501c3 non-profit, will provide a guided tour of the museum's Coal Mining artifacts and displays this Saturday. His work includes many decades of research, from speaking to elders and collecting oral histories, to discoveries out in the field. You will learn about Soddy's original work force and the mining industry that supplied the region. Talks start on the hour between 10 a.m. and noon.
"Located between the lake and mountains, the museum's home within the 1921 bank building in old Soddy is worth the trip on its own, but with these events, we hope to add a little more to the visitor's experience." officials said.
The Good Old Days Museum is open Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and is located at the corner of Depot Street and Wall Street at 11298 Wall St. A donation of $5 for adults and $3 for kids is suggested (eight and under are free). SDMHA members are always welcome to visit the museum without a ticket or donation. See http://www.soddydaisymuseum.com/membership.html.