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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area

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1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
423-543-5808 www.sycamoreshoalstn.org

June 2018

History at Home Summer Ranger Programs

June 20 - August 31
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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June – August             A creative mix of historical & natural programs presented throughout the summer by our Seasonal Interpretive Rangers Jessica Newell and Stuart Shelton. These programs are great for the whole family to enjoy!  Please call for weekly schedules or check them out at www.sycamoreshoalstn.org – choose Monthly Interpretive Programs/History at Home

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July 2018

Veterans Night: Liberty! The Saga of Sycamore Shoals

July 19
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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The True Spirit of Freedom – LIBERTY!  continues its 40th anniversary performances on Thursday, July 19, “Veterans Night at Liberty!” On Veterans Night we honor and thank our veterans and an escort by offering them free admission. Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park – Elizabethton, Tennessee Watching the cast of Liberty! share the stories of Sycamore Shoals is humbling, exciting, and above all…….inspirational.   Comprised of over 100 volunteers, our neighbors from throughout the Tri-Cities and beyond, come together each January to…

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40th Anniversary: Liberty! The Saga of Sycamore Shoals

July 20
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until July 28, 2018

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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The True Spirit of Freedom – LIBERTY!  continues its 40th anniversary performances on Thursday, July 19, “Veterans Night at Liberty!” Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park – Elizabethton, Tennessee Watching the cast of Liberty! share the stories of Sycamore Shoals is humbling, exciting, and above all…….inspirational.   Comprised of over 100 volunteers, our neighbors from throughout the Tri-Cities and beyond, come together each January to begin auditions and rehearsals for the July drama.  Giving an enormous amount of time and energy, they…

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40th Anniversary: Liberty! The Saga of Sycamore Shoals

July 21
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until July 28, 2018

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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The True Spirit of Freedom – LIBERTY!  continues its 40th anniversary performances on Thursday, July 19, “Veterans Night at Liberty!” Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park – Elizabethton, Tennessee Watching the cast of Liberty! share the stories of Sycamore Shoals is humbling, exciting, and above all…….inspirational.   Comprised of over 100 volunteers, our neighbors from throughout the Tri-Cities and beyond, come together each January to begin auditions and rehearsals for the July drama.  Giving an enormous amount of time and energy, they…

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Watauga Valley Fife and Drum Corps

July 21 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until July 28, 2018

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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Senior Corps-10 am – noon        Junior Corps-Noon – 1 pm The Watauga Valley Fife & Drum Corps performs at historical events, dedications, and parades. The Junior Corps is open to new members and beginners. Musical experience is welcome but not necessary, just come with a willingness to learn. Junior Corps members have opportunities throughout the year to move into Senior Corps as they progress.

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Old Time Music Jam – Led by Art Lang

July 22 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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Enjoy the rich musical traditions of our region each month.  Old time musicians of all levels are welcome.  Don’t play and instrument?  Come on over, kick back, and enjoy the tunes!

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40th Anniversary: Liberty! The Saga of Sycamore Shoals

July 26
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until July 28, 2018

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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The True Spirit of Freedom – LIBERTY!  continues its 40th anniversary performances on Thursday, July 19, “Veterans Night at Liberty!” Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park – Elizabethton, Tennessee Watching the cast of Liberty! share the stories of Sycamore Shoals is humbling, exciting, and above all…….inspirational.   Comprised of over 100 volunteers, our neighbors from throughout the Tri-Cities and beyond, come together each January to begin auditions and rehearsals for the July drama.  Giving an enormous amount of time and energy, they…

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40th Anniversary: Liberty! The Saga of Sycamore Shoals

July 27
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until July 28, 2018

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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The True Spirit of Freedom – LIBERTY!  continues its 40th anniversary performances on Thursday, July 19, “Veterans Night at Liberty!” Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park – Elizabethton, Tennessee Watching the cast of Liberty! share the stories of Sycamore Shoals is humbling, exciting, and above all…….inspirational.   Comprised of over 100 volunteers, our neighbors from throughout the Tri-Cities and beyond, come together each January to begin auditions and rehearsals for the July drama.  Giving an enormous amount of time and energy, they…

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40th Anniversary: Liberty! The Saga of Sycamore Shoals

July 28
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until July 28, 2018

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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The True Spirit of Freedom – LIBERTY!  continues its 40th anniversary performances on Thursday, July 19, “Veterans Night at Liberty!” Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park – Elizabethton, Tennessee Watching the cast of Liberty! share the stories of Sycamore Shoals is humbling, exciting, and above all…….inspirational.   Comprised of over 100 volunteers, our neighbors from throughout the Tri-Cities and beyond, come together each January to begin auditions and rehearsals for the July drama.  Giving an enormous amount of time and energy, they…

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Watauga Valley Fife and Drum Corps

July 28 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until July 28, 2018

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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Senior Corps-10 am – noon        Junior Corps-Noon – 1 pm The Watauga Valley Fife & Drum Corps performs at historical events, dedications, and parades. The Junior Corps is open to new members and beginners. Musical experience is welcome but not necessary, just come with a willingness to learn. Junior Corps members have opportunities throughout the year to move into Senior Corps as they progress.

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August 2018

14th Annual Elizabethton Butterfly Count

August 4 @ 9:00 am
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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Meet naturalist Don Holt at Sycamore Shoals for this day-long winged adventure across town. Come for all or part of the day. Sponsored by the North American Butterfly Association & Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park. (Rain Date to be announced).

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Watauga Valley Fife and Drum Corps

August 4 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until August 25, 2018

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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 Senior Corps-10 am – noon            Junior Corps-Noon – 1 pm The Watauga Valley Fife & Drum Corps performs at historical events, dedications, and parades. The Junior Corps is open to new members and beginners. Musical experience is welcome but not necessary, just come with a willingness to learn. Junior Corps members have opportunities throughout the year to move into Senior Corps as they progress.

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Creek Critter Catchin’

August 8 @ 12:00 pm
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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Pre-registration required – www.tnstateparks.com/parks/about/sycamore-shoals Choose “Upcoming Events” in the left hand menu Join Ranger Davis for a cool and refreshing walk through the waterways of the Watauga River and discover the different creatures that call it home! Please bring footwear that you don’t mind getting wet or muddy, no flip-flops.  You may bring your own catchin’ tools if you’d like. No children younger than 6.  Parents who wish to be present but not participate do not need to register.  Program…

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Wacky Whimmy Diddles

August 9 @ 11:00 am
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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Cost: $5.00 Adults/ Ages 17 and Under FREE                      Limit: 12 Pre-registration required – www.tnstateparks.com/parks/about/sycamore-shoals  Choose “Upcoming Events” in the left hand menu What in the world is a wacky whimmy diddle? Join Ranger Corbin Hayslett in the lower picnic area by the walking trail to make an old-timey toy. Learn the secret ancient language of “hooey” to talk to your newly made whimmy diddle and make it do a special trick!

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Quill Pen Making & Writing

August 10 @ 10:30 am
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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Cost $5.00 – all supplies provided                                                      Limit: 10 Children 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult Pre-registration required – www.tnstateparks.com/parks/about/sycamore-shoals Choose “Upcoming Events” in the left hand menu Join Museum Curatorial Assistant Chad Bogart and learn how to make and write with your very own feather writing pen. See how writing instruments of the 18thcentury penned such famous documents as the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. Also learn about the different types of ink and paper…

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Watauga Valley Fife and Drum Corps

August 11 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until August 25, 2018

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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 Senior Corps-10 am – noon            Junior Corps-Noon – 1 pm The Watauga Valley Fife & Drum Corps performs at historical events, dedications, and parades. The Junior Corps is open to new members and beginners. Musical experience is welcome but not necessary, just come with a willingness to learn. Junior Corps members have opportunities throughout the year to move into Senior Corps as they progress.

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Creating Early 19th century Women’s Foundation Wear

August 11 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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Instructor: Donna Horowitz Cost: $65.00 (includes the fabric, pattern, & thread needed. A limited number of sewing machines will be available for a $5.00 class use on a 1st come basis. Student is encouraged to bring their own machine.         Min:  2     Max:  7 Start your early 19th Century Women’s wardrobe with the basic- a bodiced petticoat. Students will work with the instructor, a professional seamstress, to achieve a fitted undergarment based on personal measurements.  A private area will be…

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The Liberty Spinners

August 14 @ 9:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:30am on day Second of the month, repeating until November 13, 2018

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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This gathering of spinners and fiber artists is open to anyone interested in the art of spinning.  Join us at 9:30 am on the 2nd Tuesday of each month (April to November). 

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The Liberty Spinners

August 14 @ 9:30 am
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One event on September 11, 2018 at 9:30am

One event on October 9, 2018 at 9:30am

One event on November 13, 2018 at 9:30am

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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This gathering of spinners and fiber artists is open to anyone interested in the art of spinning.  Join us at 9:30 am on the 2nd Tuesday of each month (April to November).

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Watauga Valley Fife and Drum Corps

August 18 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until August 25, 2018

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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 Senior Corps-10 am – noon            Junior Corps-Noon – 1 pm The Watauga Valley Fife & Drum Corps performs at historical events, dedications, and parades. The Junior Corps is open to new members and beginners. Musical experience is welcome but not necessary, just come with a willingness to learn. Junior Corps members have opportunities throughout the year to move into Senior Corps as they progress.

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An Afternoon of early 19th century Dance

August 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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with the Sabine Hill Social Society                     Beginners and seasoned dancers alike are all welcome!  The afternoon will include English Country Dance and early Appalachian dance techniques.  

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Botanical Arts

August 25 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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Free

Instructor: Sara Bowers & members of the Shady Oaks Garden Club              Cost: No Charge – all materials provided- Registration required  Max:  25 Make jewelry with dried plant material! We encourage participants to display their creations at the Shady Oaks Flower Show on Friday & Saturday, September 7 & 8.  Work will be labeled and returned to owners after the flower show. Ribbons will be awarded.

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Watauga Valley Fife and Drum Corps

August 25 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until August 25, 2018

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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 Senior Corps-10 am – noon            Junior Corps-Noon – 1 pm The Watauga Valley Fife & Drum Corps performs at historical events, dedications, and parades. The Junior Corps is open to new members and beginners. Musical experience is welcome but not necessary, just come with a willingness to learn. Junior Corps members have opportunities throughout the year to move into Senior Corps as they progress.

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Early 19th Century Women’s Foundation Wear – Part B

August 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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Instructor: Donna Horowitz Cost:     $45.00 (includes fabric, pattern, polyfill, & thread to complete your own chemisette & back pad) A limited number of sewing machines will be available for class usage on a 1st come basis for $5.00. Students are encouraged to bring their own sewing machine   Min:   2      Max:   7 Continue building your early 19th century women’s’ wardrobe with the finishing pieces: chemisette & back pad.  Class will include instructions and examples on how to sew several…

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Old Time Music Jam

August 26 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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Led by Art Lang Enjoy the rich musical traditions of our region each month.  Old time musicians of all levels are welcome.  Don’t play and instrument?  Come on over, kick back, and enjoy the tunes!

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September 2018

The Liberty Spinners

September 11 @ 9:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:30am on day Second of the month, repeating until November 13, 2018

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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This gathering of spinners and fiber artists is open to anyone interested in the art of spinning.  Join us at 9:30 am on the 2nd Tuesday of each month (April to November). 

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The Liberty Spinners

September 11 @ 9:30 am
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One event on September 11, 2018 at 9:30am

One event on October 9, 2018 at 9:30am

One event on November 13, 2018 at 9:30am

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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This gathering of spinners and fiber artists is open to anyone interested in the art of spinning.  Join us at 9:30 am on the 2nd Tuesday of each month (April to November).

Find out more »

October 2018

The Liberty Spinners

October 9 @ 9:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:30am on day Second of the month, repeating until November 13, 2018

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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This gathering of spinners and fiber artists is open to anyone interested in the art of spinning.  Join us at 9:30 am on the 2nd Tuesday of each month (April to November). 

Find out more »

The Liberty Spinners

October 9 @ 9:30 am
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One event on September 11, 2018 at 9:30am

One event on October 9, 2018 at 9:30am

One event on November 13, 2018 at 9:30am

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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This gathering of spinners and fiber artists is open to anyone interested in the art of spinning.  Join us at 9:30 am on the 2nd Tuesday of each month (April to November).

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November 2018

The Liberty Spinners

November 13 @ 9:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:30am on day Second of the month, repeating until November 13, 2018

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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This gathering of spinners and fiber artists is open to anyone interested in the art of spinning.  Join us at 9:30 am on the 2nd Tuesday of each month (April to November). 

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The Liberty Spinners

November 13 @ 9:30 am
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One event on September 11, 2018 at 9:30am

One event on October 9, 2018 at 9:30am

One event on November 13, 2018 at 9:30am

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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This gathering of spinners and fiber artists is open to anyone interested in the art of spinning.  Join us at 9:30 am on the 2nd Tuesday of each month (April to November).

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