March 29, 2023
Contact: Beverly Whitcomb
Fred and Addie Drummond Home, Oklahoma Historical Society
New Exhibit Opens April 1 at the Drummond Home in Hominy
HOMINY, Okla. — A new exhibit at the Fred and Addie Drummond Home in Hominy will focus on hammered aluminum ware. From Saturday, April 1, to Sunday, April 30, visitors can view beautiful examples of hammered aluminum metalware, such as salad dishes, cookie trays and pitchers with matching tumblers.
During the early 1900s up to the 1950s, many homemakers would use cheaper and lighter hammered aluminum for their card games, birthday celebrations, church events and monthly coffee socials. With many metals in short supply because of World War I and 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 numerous designs and never needed polishing.
The exhibit is included with paid admission. The Fred and Addie Drummond Home is located at 305 N. Price Ave. in Hominy. It is open Wednesday through Saturday from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. and Sunday from 1–5 p.m. Call 918-352-5583 for more information.
The Fred and Addie Drummond Home is a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society. The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma and its people. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.
Editor’s Note: Photos of the Drummond Home are available upon request.