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The McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture will host a free day of  jewelry making activities as well as demonstrations, and museum tours for families, on Saturday, April 13.

The event, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., will include a tour given by museum educators of the current temporary exhibit, “Splendid Treasures of the Turkomen Tribes from Central Asia.” Educators will also provide instruction for a jewelry-making activity for children ages 10 through 14 and local jewelry maker Nancy Fischer will be on hand to demonstrate jewelry-making techniques.

The exhibit showcases elaborate silver and gilt jewelry, carpets, and clothing from the Turkomen peoples of Iran, Afghanistan, and Turkmenistan. All supplies for making the craft will be provided, and children will be able to take their project home. No reservations are needed.

The museum is located at 1327 Circle Park Drive. Free parking will be available in front of the museum and in adjacent lots. The museum’s hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sundays.

For more information about the McClung Museum and its collections and exhibits, visit


Abby Naunheimer (865-974-2144,

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