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Sheep Shearing Days at Museum of Appalachian

The Museum of Appalachia welcomes the warmth of spring by trimming the winter’s heavy growth of wool from their flock of sheep. Students and families are invited to join the Museum in celebration of this pioneer tradition.

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Sheep Shearing Days at Museum of Appalachia. Image courtesy of the museum.

For the first time ever, we’re offering this event on three different days, including on a Saturday. Sheep Shearing Days will be held April 13, 20, and 21. Activities will take place from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Sheep Shearing Days will include demonstrations of shearing, carding, spinning, weaving, and other ways that pioneers turned fleece into woven goods. Guests will also enjoy sheep herding, Appalachian music, an animal meet & greet, storytelling, and several historic demonstrations, including soap carving, beekeeping, saw milling, blacksmithing, weaving, pioneer gardening, and dulcimer lessons.

Admission includes a tour of the Museum mountain farm and village, which contains some three-dozen historic log structures, exhibit halls filled with thousands of Appalachian artifacts, gardens, and free-range farm animals.

School groups, home-schooled students, families, and individuals are all welcome to attend. Individuals and families can purchase discounted advance tickets at

The museum is located at 2819 Andersonville Hwy, Clinton, TN.

Published March 14, 2018

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