Ever wanted to step back in time to the 1940s? University of the South student Tori Hinshaw wanted to bring alive the spirit of the historic Highlander Folk School site in Monteagle, and with the help of professor Margo Shea, who is supervising Hinshaw’s independent study in historic event planning, she has done just that. This Saturday, April 22, from 5–8 p.m., Highlander will take you back in time to a Saturday night in the 1940s.
The event includes a potluck dinner, music provided by the Sewanee Folk Collective, original labor skits and short stories from 1940s Highlander workshops, and square dancing with David Worla cueing. It is free and open to the public, and will be held rain or shine.
The Highlander Folk School in Monteagle, Tenn. (1932-1961), was known for being a center for folk music, political activism, the Civil Rights Movement and community engagement.
Please bring a side dish or a dessert for the potluck; the main course is provided. Dress from the 1940s is encouraged but not required. Contact Margo Shea at <firstname.lastname@example.org> for more details.
The Highlander Hoedown is sponsored by Collaborative for Appalachian Studies and the Department of American Studies at the University of the South, and by the Grundy County Historical Society. This event is taking place at the former site of the Highlander Folk School in Monteagle, and is not organized by the Highlander Research and Education Center located in New Market, Tenn.