The Good Old Days Museum opened April 1st and Saturday April 2nd, 2022. We have made many changes to most of our displays. If you decide to visit this Friday or Saturday you probably will find us still hard at work to make our information as up-to-date as possible. If you are new to the area or have grown up in the area and you want to know more about the local history then this is the place for that information. Hours will be 9am to 4pm each day. We ask for a $3 donation if you are 18 years and older. If you are eight to seventeen we ask for a $2 donation. Any child younger than eight will be allowed in for free. If you are not familiar with Soddy-Daisy we are located at 11298 Wall Street in the old section of Soddy. We are in the 101 year old Soddy Bank. By the way, if you have any old Soddy, Daisy, Mowbray or Flattop Mountain photos or historical items bring it by the museum, we would love to see them. If you are looking for a place to leave them instead of throwing the items in the trash we would love to have them to save. Hope to see you soon!
FALL 2022 EVENTS
The Soddy, Daisy & Montlake Historical Association announces that the Good Old Days Museum will be hosting "Saturday History Talks" so guests can hear local experts share local stories and folklore. Topics are centered on the Soddy, Daisy and Montlake area and historical events in this region. Beginning this fall, on the third Saturday of the month SDMHA will provide an in-depth look into life during the 1800s and 1900's through storytelling, lectures, tours and demonstrations. Steve Smith, local historian, author and founder of SDMHA, a local 501c3 non-profit, will provide a guided tour of the museum's Coal Mining artifacts and displays this Saturday. His work includes many decades of research, from speaking to elders and collecting oral histories, to discoveries out in the field. You will learn about Soddy's original work force and the mining industry that supplied the region. Talks start on the hour between 10 a.m. and noon. "Located between the lake and mountains, the museum's home within the 1921 bank building in old Soddy is worth the trip on its own, but with these events, we hope to add a little more to the visitor's experience." officials said. The Good Old Days Museum is open Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and is located at the corner of Depot Street and Wall Street at 11298 Wall St. A donation of $5 for adults and $3 for kids is suggested (eight and under are free). SDMHA members are always welcome to visit the museum without a ticket or donation. http://www.soddydaisymuseum.com/membership.html. October 15th will continue the 3rd Saturday theme at the Good Old Days Museum. We will host Carlos Wilson, local Cherokee Trail of Tears Historian. He will talk about the struggles of the Cherokee here prior having to leave their homes to go west.
OUR BUSINESS MEETINGS
Monthly meetings are no longer every month. We have meetings in February, April, June, August, and October, ever other month. We have a meeting for Board Members only in December to go over the years accomplishments, areas for improvement and what we hope to do in the upcoming new year. Meetings are normally held at the Stuart Heights Baptist Church in Soddy-Daisy unless a different location is given. The meetings begin at 6:30pm. We encourage members of the Soddy, Daisy & Montlake Historical Association and the general public to attend.