Sam Houston Schoolhouse celebration Saturday, March 1

February 27, 2014

The Sam Houston Schoolhouse is having a celebration on Saturday to honor Sam Houston’s birthday. Here’s more info:

We invite you to join us in our charming wooded setting near Maryville,TN, to celebrate the birthday of Sam Houston on Saturday March 1, 2014 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. You will delight in our world class entertainment, handmade crafts, delectable foods, educational displays and magical surprises at every turn of the path. Explore living as it was when Sam Houston walked the grounds. Admission is $5.00 for 16 yrs and up, $3.00 9 yrs through 15 yrs and free 8 yrs and under. This is a fund raiser for the establishment of The Houston Mercantile Store Display in the -Museum.

Your day will include area artisans demonstrating and selling their circa 1700-1800 crafts on the grounds, in the gift shop and pavilion including viewing of old tools, drying apples, doll making, jewelry making, and more. Make-and-Take crafts will be available in the pavilion free for our visitors. Tim Richards, Sam Houston Memorial Association Board Member and President of The Knoxville Scottish Society will be on hand to help our visitors explore their Scot/Irish Ancestry. More exciting activities are being added daily.

Enjoy some of the area’s very best traditional Appalachian music beginning at 10:00 am with 15 year old David Baker with his bowed psaltery and Alicia Lucy with her dulcimer. The Cats Away with Bill Cabage will perform at 11:00 am. We will have a special visit from Sam Houston, AKA Rev. Mike White, at noon. Rev. White will be accompanied by a group of old fashion bluegrass gospel singers. Lon Spurgeon and his group will preform at 1:00 pm followed by Betsy Beal and Maybe Music with their dulcimer music.

Our schoolmarm will be in the schoolhouse with classes for the young and the young at heart. Scott Humphrey will be there with his wood carvings.

Charlotte Crawford, an editor of “Tennessee Women of Vision and Courage” will be on hand to sign copies oh her book based on accounts of historic Tennessee women, written by contemporary Tennessee women, reflecting events in Tennessee history.

Please stop by the gift shop upon arrival at the schoolhouse to sign in.

“This project is funded under an agreement with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Tennessee Historical Commission, a Tennessee Historical Commission State-Owned Historic Site.

Make your plans now to attend this celebration. For more information call the schoolhouse at 865-983-1550. Historic Sam Houston Schoolhouse is located at 3650 Old Sam Houston School Road in Maryville. This event will take place rain or shine.


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