See Elkmont in the Smokies

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This Saturday- September 22nd- the Smoky Mountain Historical Society will host a special event celebrating the history of Elkmont at the newly restored Appalachian Clubhouse in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Beginning at 2 pm, local historians Glenn Cardwell and Carroll McMahan will lead an interpretative walking tour of Daisy Town, Millionaires’ Row and the site of Lem Ownby’s old home place.

Built in 1934, the 5,000-square-foot Appalachian Clubhouse served as headquarters for social gatherings among the community’s summer residents. Restoration by a historic preservation crew was completed in 2011.

The clubhouse and Spence Cabin are among 19 structures the National Park Service has targeted for preservation to create a museum community that tells the story of Elkmont from its early days as a logging camp to its history as a summer resort.

A lavish buffet meal will take place from 5 until 7 pm in the clubhouse. There is $30.00 per person charge for the dinner.

The public is especially invited to join this event and enjoy the tour and dinner. For tickets and additional information contact Tim Fisher or Theresa Williams at the King Family Library History Center. The phone number is 865-453-3532.

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