Fair on January 21 at Soddy-Daisy High School Celebrates Area History

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Flattop Mountain school in the early 1900's
Flattop Mountain school in the early 1900's

The Soddy, Daisy & Montlake Historical Association (SDMHA) will host a History Fair at the Soddy-Daisy High School on Saturday, January 21 from 9am to 4pm. The association encourages area residents and anyone who is interested in local history to attend this event and to participate in its efforts to preserve the history of its local communities.

The History Fair will consist of  74 tables on which local residents and families from the Soddy, Daisy, Mowbray, Flattop Mountain and Montlake communities will share pictures, genealogies, maps, letters, newspaper articles and relics relating to individual and local histories. There will also be a display of Civil War items, many found locally.

The 2017 History Fair will be the third public event sponsored by the recently formed association.  Its intention is to display and make known the wealth of historical information already being preserved by individuals and families, and to engage the larger community in collecting additional histories and community information.

The Association is actively pursuing a museum in the near future to house and display a collection of local histories, genealogies and artifacts encompassing the American Indian,  pioneer settlers, Civil War, and pottery and coal mining periods.  Through events such as the History Fair, the association desires to increase engagement, participation and contributions from more local families, genealogists, historians and interested parties.

The Soddy, Daisy & Montlake Historical Association was organized in September, 2015.  The purpose of the association is the preservation of our local history. We invite the community to come and view, as well as share, the local histories we aim to preserve.

Check out the SDMHA Facebook page: “Soddy, Daisy & Montlake Historical Association” and their new website, “soddydaisymuseum.com.”

 



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