If you go
The Museum of Appalachia, 2819 Andersonville Hwy., Clinton, Tenn., is 1 mile off I-75, exit 122, north of Knoxville. It is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, with extended hours some summer weekends. Admission is $18, $15 for military and age 65 and older, $10 ages 13-18; $6 ages 5-12, ages 4 and younger free. www.museumofappalachia.org, 865-494-7680.
“Christmas in Old Appalachia,” held Dec. 1-24, will feature the village decorated not with sparkling lights but with plain pine cone ornaments, cedar, bittersweet, scraps of cloth and apples — the way the mountain people did.