Folk Pottery Museum participates in Smithsonian Museum Day

Sautee, GA

Date

26-Sep-2015

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26-Sep-2015

Time

10:00am - 5:00pm

Location

Folk Pottery Museum
283 Highway 255 North
Sautee, GA 30571
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Cost

All admission waived on September 26

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FOLK POTTERY MUSEUM PARTICIPATES IN SMITHSONIAN MUSEUM DAY

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
The Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia will continue its annual participation in Smithsonian Museum Day on Saturday, September 26, by offering free admission to permanent and visiting exhibitions.

“Our permanent exhibition features a video presentation which includes demonstrations filmed by the Smithsonian Institution in the 1960s, showing members of the Meaders family producing pottery, following traditions passed down from the late 1800s,” notes Museum Director Chris Brooks. “We also exhibit on long-term loan from the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of the American Indian a 600-year-old pot of the Mississipian civilization, excavated in 1915 from the nearby Nacoochee Indian mound.

Until November 1, Museum visitors will be able to compare and contrast the ancient artifact with work in a visiting exhibition from the Asheville Art Museum, where contemporary Cherokee potters use traditional styles of their civilization dating back several thousand years. Visitors will also be able to walk through the daily life of Cherokee people who lived in the Sautee and Nacoochee Valleys prior to 1820; this special exhibition is on view in the adjacent building which houses the Sautee Nacoochee Center’s local history museum and two art galleries. 

The Smithsonian Day Live! admission ticket for two may be downloaded at www.Smithsonian,com/museumdaylive. “In honoring the traditions of the Smithsonian Institution” states Brooks, “we will welcome all visitors on September 26 without an admission charge.” 

The Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia and Sautee Nacoochee Center are located on Georgia Highway 255, ¼ mile north of the intersection with Georgia Highway 17, four miles southeast of Alpine Helen. The Museum is open 10 am to 5 pm Monday through Saturday, Sunday 1-5 pm. Admission is $5 adults, $4 seniors, $2 children, with all admission waived on Saturday, September 26.

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