An old Singer sewing machine is pictured.
A collection of thread.
The Penny Rugs were not used on the floor, but on tables or other furniture. The term "rug or rugg," was meant as coverlets for beds. We do not know when "rug" was referred to floor covering.
Women who mde these rugs wanted to brighten their homes using scrapes of material.
Pennies are graduated circles sewn on top of each other with the blanket stitch. Circles weren't the only designs used. Birds, trees, animals, stars, and flowers were used everyday.
Penny Rugs with circles were made around the end of the Civil War and more ornate Penny Rugs were made throughout the Victorian era.
In the early 1900's, textile factories emerged and Penny Rugs took a back seat to factory made items.
A pioneer kitchen.
Dr. Staton was a country doctor who practiced medicine for years in this area. He made house calls.
A display about Hayesville High School is included in the Hayesville Centennial Exhibit.