Former resident Moses Young Robinson (b. 1845) began his hobby, whittling, at the age of 70. Without training or lessons of any kind, Robinson carved materials he found around his farm and home into the figures and animals he saw in the world around him. Peach pits and hickory nuts became turtles, baskets, and birds. Discarded wood became armies of soldiers and small toys. Robinson created thousands of miniatures, hundreds of which are held at Heritage. Wit in Wood is on display at the Heritage Sandy Springs Museum and at the Heritage Sandy Springs administrative office, made possible by a generous gift from the Colonial Dames of America, Chapter XXIV.
Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. or by appointment
Heritage Sandy Springs, 6110 Blue Stone Road, Sandy Springs, GA 30328
Email or call 404-851-9111 ext. 2 for more information or to schedule a viewing