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Hammered Aluminum Ware exhibit opens
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.