Lots of events scheduled for January at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park

John Thompson • Jan 2, 2020 at 9:10 PM

ELIZABETHTON — In addition to the Old Christmas event set for the first weekend of January, there are several other events scheduled at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park for January. The following is a list of most of the other events:

Jan. 8 and Jan. 22, 1 p.m.: Sabine Hill Tour.

Join Museum Curatorial Assistant Chad Bogart for a guided tour of this stately home built by Mary Patton Taylor, widow of Brig. Gen. Nathaniel Taylor. The site has been described as one of the finest examples of Federal architecture in Tennessee. During your tour you will have the opportunity to take in the colorful and architecturally detailed interior while learning about the influential Taylor family who called Sabine Hill home in the early 19th century. Sabine Hill is located at 2328 W. G St. Only portable toilet facilities are available at this time.

Admission is $7 for adults, $3 for students ages 7-17, children 6 and under are admitted free. Registration is required at www.tnstateparks.com/parks/events/sycamore-shoals.

Jan. 8, 1-3 p.m.: Workshop: “Hello sewing machine!”

Students will learn the basic function of their sewing machine. This will include operations of the buttonhole foot, zipper and basic feet. (This class is not intended to be an intro for embroidery machines) Students need to bring their sewing machine with power cord, instruction manual, foot pedal, machine accessories. Instructor will provide supplies for class. Register and pre-pay by calling the park at 423-543-5808. Instructor: Donna Horowitz. Cost: $25.

Jan. 12, 1:30 p.m.: Watauga Valley Art League Meeting and Program

This monthly meeting is open to all. Each month a unique program is planned that ranges from talks, to demos, to hands on projects. This month’s meeting will include each of the board members of the league highlighting their art.

Jan. 15 and Jan. 29, 1 p.m.: Carter Mansion tours.

Admission: $7 for adults, $3 for students ages 7 to 17, children 6 and under admitted free. Pre-registration is required at www.tnstateparks.com/parks/events/sycamore-shoals.

Join Ranger Davis for a tour of Tennessee’s oldest frame house. Discover the secrets of this elegant frontier home and learn the history of the family who built it between 1775 and 1780. Tour will be given in 18th century period clothing. The mansion is located at 1031 Broad St.

Jan. 19, 1:30-4:30 p.m.: An afternoon of early 19th century Dance with the Sabine Hill Social Society,

Beginners and seasoned dancers alike are all welcome. The afternoon will include English Country Dance and early Appalachian dance techniques.

Jan. 22, 12:30-3:30 p.m.: Basic sewing workshop.

Instructor: Donna Horowitz, Cost: $25

Learn the basic skills to make an oven mitt and potholder. Course covers working with batting, basic quilting, sewing curves and working with bias binding. Student needs to bring: sewing machine (w/power cords and manual), scissors, pins. Instructor provides project supplies, iron and board

Register and pre-pay by calling the park at 423-543-5808.

Jan. 26, 1:30-4 p.m.: Old Time Music Jam led by Art Lang.

Enjoy the rich musical traditions of our region each month. Old time musicians of all levels are welcome. Don’t play and instrument? Come on over, kick back, and enjoy the tunes.

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