Friday, October 23, 2015

Museum of Appalachia Fall Homecoming

We have been privileged to attend the Museum of Appalachia's Homecoming many times, and it never gets old.

It is a peaceful place, a reminder of simpler times, of good times that our parents weaved into stories for summer's front porches.

Everything about it feels like home to me, and I'm always happy when I'm there.

The Gibson Brothers pickin' and singin'; one of the best parts of this year's festival.

We really appreciate the work of Mr. John Rice Irwin, who founded the Museum of Appalachia in 1968. Mr. Irwin loved the stories of his grandparents, and listened when his grandfather said, "You ought to keep these old-timey things that belonged to our people and start you a little museum sometime."  

The Museum of Appalachia is located in Norris, Tennessee, just a little northwest of Knoxville.