Former resident Moses Young Robinson (b. 1845) began his whittling hobby 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 in the permanent archives at Heritage Sandy Springs. Wit in Wood is on display at the Heritage Sandy Springs Museum and made possible by a generous gift from the Colonial Dames of America, Chapter XXIV.
Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Guided tours for kids are Tuesdays at 10:30 am and 1:00 pm, and Thursdays at 10:30 am for adults.
Heritage Sandy Springs Museum, 6075 Sandy Springs Circle, Sandy Springs, GA 30328
Email or call 404-851-9111 ext. 2 for more information or to schedule a viewing