We spent a large portion of the day at the Atlanta History Center a couple of weeks ago, after I scored a Sustaining level membership there for 50% off the regular price. (Yay!) There is a lot to see, and do, there. I’m not sure we even really saw half of what it offers. Inside the museum itself they have exhibits about Southern folk arts, the Olympics (which was far more fascinating than I’d thought it would be), and more.
The kids had a lot of fun choosing something small in the little gift shop, Logan chose some little Civil War figurines and Lilly wanted a sun bonnet. I snagged myself a book on traditional hand dyeing methods. And upon looking in the book at home, realized that it was written with help from a university in Nova Scotia. Which I had to laugh at..I mean..really? Every other book there was on Appalachian traditions and written about/in this area!
I’m really looking forward to the Sheep to Shawl event in a week or so. There’s a early petting “zoo” prior to the event for members, the blacksmith shop will be going, and they’ll have spinners and knitters and so on demonstrating their handcrafts as well. The kids sound excited about it, as they’ve seen me working a lot with raw sheep fleeces lately. And for good reason, too! But that’ll be its own post.