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Historical Interpretation
Friends of Scull Shoals, Inc was established in 1992 to provide protection, investigation, and interpretation of the old mill village and surrounding area.  The History and Archaeology links take you to the progress on those fronts. 

Interpretation involves telling people what it was like to live in the village in the 19th Century.  The Friends have hosted a series of interpretive program and festivals, as well as slide talks to civic, social, religious, family, and school groups over the years.  Some of the most fun events have been the annual and semi-annual Scull Shoals Heritage Festivals, which featured crafters demonstrating how thing were made or done, and answering visitors’ questions.

Heritage Festivals have included Blacksmthing, Spinning, Weaving, Paper Making, Pottery Decoration, Timber Framing, Wood Carving, Old Time Medicines, Open Fire Cooking, and Candle Making, Fiddling, Guitar and Banjo Picking, Basket Weaving, Butter Churning, Story Telling, and many more demonstrations.  Sometimes these demonstrators are in period costume.




Allen talks medicine bottles with a visitor





Kids line up to make their own candles





Yvonne demonstrates open fire cooking





Samira teaches Durham descendant to weave




Lois shows spinning wheel to Granddaughter





Louis creates his music with his ironwork




Mitchell demonstrates timber framing





Jerry shows how white oak baskets are made




Cindy shows how water is drained from paper





Tom demonstrates the paper-making screens




Cindy shows off dried Scull Shoals paper





Ellen shows artifacts from under an old house


Sammy sings the Blues





Chetter tells stories with his drum





Cynthia tells old tales with her gourd





Mamie fiddles while lunch is cooking


For more information on the history of the old mill village, see Gift Shop for a copy of Bob Skarda’s History of Scull Shoals, and Dr. Linsey Durham’s herbal remedies.
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