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ARROWMONT: 75 YEARS OF CRAFT EDUCATION – 1952

In 2020, Arrowmont celebrates 75 years as a school of arts and crafts. ARROWMONT: 75 YEARS OF CRAFT EDUCATION presents archival images and articles to recognize this milestone. Add your memories to the collection  – click here to send us your pictures and stories!


1952

The new Staff House was completed, adding more bedrooms and a modern kitchen and dining room facilities to accommodate the craft instructors housing, and care and feeding of 85 people who attended the Summer Craft Workshop.

Before the Staff House was built, the Settlement School staff had to transform the grade school each summer into living quarters. Most workshop students had to find housing in the developing village of Gatlinburg – in hotels, motels, and often with residents.

Individual Pi Beta Phi chapters donated furnishing for the Staff House rooms.

 

In the 1952 Workshop season, students from 17 states were in attendance, and Marian Heard, Summer Craft Workshop director, was elected President of the Southern Highlands’ Guild.

1952 Summer Workshop Catalog – Front

1952 Summer Workshop Catalog – Back

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