ANDERSON COUNTY, Tenn. — The Museum of Appalachia will mark Independence Day with its traditional anvil shoot and more.
The anvil shoot is the centerpiece of a celebration that includes a bell-ringing ceremony, flag procession, old-fashioned games, music, and demonstrations from beekeepers, blacksmiths, and patriotic re-enactors.
Anvil shooting used to be a fairly common way that rural folks celebrated special events. They "shot the anvil" to celebrate the nation's Independence, Christmas, and even Davy Crockett's election to the U.S. Congress.
The 200-pound anvil will soar hundreds of feet into the air. Anvil shoots are scheduled for Thursday, July 4, at 10:00, 11:00, noon, 1:00, and 3:00.
The Museum is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.