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Hammered Aluminum Ware exhibit opens
The Friends of the Fred Drummond Home are happy to announce a new Hammered Aluminum Ware exhibit during the month of April. Visitors can view beautiful examples of hammered aluminum metalware, such as salad dishes, cookie trays, and pitchers with matching tumblers.
From the early 1900s up to the 1950s, when most housewives were expected to entertain, many would use cheaper, lighter hammered aluminum for their card games, birthday celebrations, church events and monthly coffee socials with the neighbors. With many metals being in short supply due to World War I and World War II, hammered aluminum became a popular alternative and was often given as a wedding gift. Whether hand-wrought or machine produced, hammered aluminum could be shaped into innumerable designs, and never needed polishing.
Hammered Aluminum Ware exhibit is included with the regular admission fee. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors ages 62 and older, $4 for students and free for children five and under. As always, OHS members receive free admission, and all active military and veterans with ID receive free admission. Regular hours of operation are Wednesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information please call 918-885-2374. The Fred Drummond Home is located at 305 North Price Avenue in Hominy.