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Overmountain Christmas Open House

 

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park

Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 10 am – 3 pm

 

Come join us for a festive, old fashioned time at Sycamore Shoals featuring Period Carolers, Christmas Stories, English Country Dancing, the Watauga Valley Art League’s Annual Winterfest Art Show and more.  

There will be a special activity/project the whole family can participate in making and Santa will also be making an appearance!

Come do some of your Christmas shopping at our new Gift Shop or with the Vendors that will be set up for the day! Don’t miss out on getting some unique, one-of-a-kind items you won’t be able to find anywhere else!

We look forward to seeing you!

 

SCHEDULE:

9:00                        Park Visitor’s Center Opens

10:00                      Open House Begins

10:00-10:30         A Christmas Story with C. Keith Young

10:30-11:00         Period Carolers

11:00-11:30         English Country Dancers

11:30-12:00         Ornament Making

1:00-1:30             Period Carolers

1:30-2:00             English Country Dancers

2:00-2:30             Santa

2:30-3:00             Ornament Making

3:00                       Open House Closes

4:00:                    Park Visitor’s Center Closes

 

For information:

 

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park

1651 W. Elk Avenue

Elizabethton, TN 37643

 

423-543-5808

 

www.tnstateparks.com/parks/sycamore-shoals

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www.friendsofsycamoreshoals.org

 

Overmountain Weavers Guild Fibers Show and Sale this Saturday!

 

Spring Fibers Show

scheduled for Saturday, March 17th!

10 am until 4 pm in the Visitors Center of the State Park

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We are pleased to welcome the Overmountain Weavers Guild from Exchange Place, Kingsport, Tennessee to Sycamore Shoals for their annual fibers show. These talented Guild members will be presenting intriguing demonstrations and hands on opportunities which make this an event you don’t want to miss!

The one day event will include:

Spinning and Weaving demonstrations

The opportunity to purchase hand-made items from Guild members

Knitting, Spinning, and Weaving contests

Classes: Beginners Knitting with Linda Muraski and Beginning Crochet with Rudi Angelmaier

A Children’s Craft Table

Vendors displaying and selling fiber related items

 

We hope to see you this Saturday for our annual fibers show with the Overmountain Weavers!

 

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park

1651 West Elk Avenue

Elizabethton, TN 37643

(423) 543-5808

Holiday Felted Ornament Class

Saturday, November 11 from 1 pm until 2:30 pm

 

 As part of our annual Fall Fibers Show and Colonial Harvest Celebration we will be offering a new workshop on wool felting on Saturday, November 11 from 1:00 pm until 2:30 pm taught by Nancy Davis. This fun, seasonal class is sure to be a hit!

The class includes instruction and all materials needed to complete one ornament with a registration fee of $12.00. This includes: pattern, instructions, wool blend felt, needle, stuffing, matching thread and buttons if needed. A variety of felt colors will be available for students to choose from. Students will choose a Snowman or Nativity ornament. If you do not finish your project during the class, you should leave with the skills and materials needed to complete your ornament. Students should have a basic knowledge of hand sewing. It would also be helpful to know how to do the buttonhole or blanket stitch. Please bring a pair of sharp scissors to cut the felt. Please register by calling Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park at 423-543-5808.

In addition to the class, the annual Fall Fibers Show will also include vendors selling handmade fiber oriented goods in addition to spinning and weaving demonstrations.

The Autumn Harvest Celebration presented by the Washington County Militia will take place in and around Fort Watauga. Activities throughout the weekend will include; a reading of colonial governor Richard Caswell’s Thanksgiving Proclamation, open hearth cooking, flintlock musket and rifle demonstrations, and many more aspects of daily life on the colonial American frontier.

The Fall Fibers Show and Autumn Harvest Celebration take place Saturday from 10 am – 4 pm and Sunday from 10 am – 3 pm.

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park is located at 1651 W. Elk Ave. Elizabethton, TN 37643. For additional information about this and other exciting events at the park please call 423-543-5808.

We look forward to seeing you at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park, where you too can “Share in the glorious cause of Liberty”!

 

www.sycamoreshoalstn.org

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