2018 Feature “Things Made of Wood” Exhibit
This year’s primary exhibit takes a historic look at Floyd’s furniture makers and craftsmen. It features old and newer items of the unique and common variety. Items on display include a walking spinning wheel, smaller flax spinning wheel, yarn weasel, blanket chest, bookcase, wash stand, cellerat, desk, settee, fern stands, stools, carved animals, candle boxes, book ends, cabinet, corner cupboard, tools, miniature furniture and a 5-string fiddle made by Arthur Conner.
Featured works have been provided by many Floyd makers, including Christopher Slusher, “Dinky” Harris, Ferdinand Winston, Alvin Harman, Taz W. Williams, Milton A. Williams, Charlie Williams, Ashby “Ash” Compton, Floyd P. Smith, Winston Spencer, Ananias Thomas, Carmon Hylton, Lance Lyerly and Alden Wood.
World War I Showcase
A showcase will also be on display at the museum this year sharing artifacts donated by the families of Floyd County men serving in WWI, on this the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War. Items included come from the families of Isaac Roberson, Bruster Shelor, Harmon Shelor, Charles Judson Wood, Jessie Peterman, Richard M. Williams, Sr., J.W. Brammer, E.L. Lawrence, G.W. Agnew, A.G. Blackwell, William Lewis Phillips, Noah E. Martin, Elva Cole, Dock Dickerson, and Everette Sowers.