Appalacian Folk Art

When I visited the Museum of Appalachia in Norris Tennessee this last fall I was totally unprepared for the fullness of the experience. I came away with a much-expanded understanding of what it might have been like to live in such an isolated area. The way the museum personalized every display which made me almost think that I knew the people themselves who made the things seen.

Sometimes I forget that creativity will flourish wherever it is found. With nothing more than a piece of wood and a whittling knife, true pieces of art were created. Here are a few of them:

As usual, click on any picture to see a larger slideshow view


2 thoughts on “Appalacian Folk Art

  1. Several times a year we travel up Interstate 75 from Atlanta to Lexington. Will be sure to stop by the museum next time. Years ago we stopped at Berea and that, too was interesting. A belated happy new year to you, RJ.


    1. Thanks Judy and back at ya with the new years thing. This museum was the top of my surprise list for my 2017 micro-RV trips. If you are going through Lexington I’m sure you know that Pleasant Hill Shaker Village is well worth a stop also. I have been there about half dozen times and plan another visit in the 2018 season.


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