Hammered Aluminum Ware exhibit opens
The Fred and Addie Drummond Home will host the exhibit Hammered Aluminum Ware during the month of April. From Friday, April 1 to Saturday, 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, 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.
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. The home is open 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.