Friends of Scull Shoals, Inc was established in 1992 to provide protection, investigation, and interpretation of the old mill village and surrounding area. The History and Archaeology links take you to the progress on those fronts.
Interpretation involves telling people what it was like to live in the village in the 19th Century. The Friends have hosted a series of interpretive program and festivals, as well as slide talks to civic, social, religious, family, and school groups over the years. Some of the most fun events have been the annual and semi-annual Scull Shoals Heritage Festivals, which featured crafters demonstrating how thing were made or done, and answering visitors’ questions.
Heritage Festivals have included Blacksmithing, Spinning, Weaving, Paper Making, Pottery Decoration, Timber Framing, Wood Carving, Old Time Medicines, Open Fire Cooking, and Candle Making, Fiddling, Guitar and Banjo Picking, Basket Weaving, Butter Churning, Story Telling, and many more demonstrations. Sometimes these demonstrators are in period costume.