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Folk pottery show and sale Sept. 3 in Sautee
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Folk Pottery Museum show and sale

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 3

Where: Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255, Sautee Nacoochee

Cost: Free

More info: 706-887-3300

Sights and sounds of southern Appalachian heritage will greet visitors Saturday, Sept. 3, throughout the grounds and buildings of the Sautee Nacoochee Center and Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia.

The annual show and sale at the museum will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 283 Ga. 255 N in Sautee Nacoochee. Admission is free.

Visitors can meet contemporary folk potters and view wares that bring to life 200 years of traditional form. They will hear living history interpreters talk about the lives of enslaved people who lived in the Sautee and Nacoochee Valleys until after the Civil War at the nearby African-American Heritage site. And the clang of iron and heat of the forge will draw spectators to the blacksmith shop.

Music performances throughout the day will feature the tunes and legends of Scots-Irish immigrants who settled into the area in the 19th century and brought their songs and culture to the New World. Craftspeople will staff a variety of booths throughout the grounds.

Lunch items will be sold from noon to 2 p.m. in the Community Hall.

In the center’s local history museum, visitors can learn more about the Native-American communities and European pioneers that left their influences in the Valleys. Two art galleries feature contemporary work of many artists who live within an hour’s drive of the Center.

Regular museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Daily admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $2 children.

For more information, contact museum director Chris Brooks at 706-878-3300 or cbrooks@snca.org.

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