The Museum of Appalachia is giving visitors a rare chance to take part in a once commonplace activity, sheep shearing.
“Sheep Shearing Days” in April will present museum goers with 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, sawmilling, blacksmithing, weaving, pioneer gardening, and dulcimer lessons.
The sheep-related festivities are included in admissions along with a tour of the museum mountain farm and village. The 65-acre Museum of Appalachia was founded in 1969 and features over 250,000 artifacts in three buildings.
Sheep Shearing Days will take place Friday April, 13, 20 and 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information on events and tickets visit their website www.museumofappalachia.org/