Hansel Roberson crafted this mandolin using curly maple for the sides and neck.
Bed passed down in the Aaron and Ada Altizer Family.
Market basket passed down through the Alderman/Vaughn family.
One of two rhinos Andy Hylton fashioned from the root of a downed tree.
Operators working out of their homes connected callers manually in the early years of telephone service.
Tricentennial model parlor organ available through the Sears, Roebuck and Co. catalog.
Craftsman style chair built by the Rev. J.M. Tise.
When blacksmith Shep Alderman needed a tool to measure a wagon wheel for spokes, he carved his own.
Bird sculpture created from a tree limb with a burl.
Tool used to press freshly churned butter into family-sized portions with a design on top.
Mattie Yates King used this butter mold.
Edd Nolen built this chest which Herman Heafner gave to his wife Jessie.
Marvin Thomas “married” pieces from other objects to create this functional piece of furniture.
Graceful table from the home of Henry Harrison Earles and Rosetta Cole Earles.
Frank Hylton used scrap lumber to build this sturdy booster seat for his nieces.
Selma Keith’s eye for details included adding plate rails for this miniature cupboard.
Charlie Hylton built this chair for his daughter around 1900. It has recently been re-bottomed.
White oak split basket woven to serve as the Boyd family bassinet.
White oak rib basket woven with one flat side designed to hang on wall.
Purchased and handmade tools for shoemaking including a repurposed Civil War Schenkel shell anvil.
Set of wooden templates made by William T. Sowers for early twentieth-century house carpentry.
Early set of R.O.’s Dancing Dolls made for his cousin Andy Hylton.
Limber jack dolls that dance in time to a musician’s strumming.
Dolls designed by R.O. Slusher, Jr., to dance as a couple.