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Hammered Aluminum Ware exhibit closes
April 27, 2019
The Friends of the Fred Drummond Home are pleased to announce that a new Hammered Aluminum Ware exhibit is on display throughout the month of April. Visitors to the Fred Drummond Home can view beautiful examples of hammered aluminum metal ware such as salad dishes, cookie trays, and pitchers with matching tumblers.
During the early 1900s through 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. Since many metals were in short supply during World War I and World War II, hammered aluminum became a popular alternative to silver. Whether hand-wrought or machine produced, hammered aluminum could be shaped into innumerable designs, and it never needed polishing!
This 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.