- February 18Family Free Day
Chieftains will kick off 2017 with a Family Free Day as we host the Berry College Seed Swap at the museum on Saturday, February 18th from 10am-1pm. This annual event brings together agricultural specialists and garden enthusiasts to share heirloom seeds and their stories with the community.
- March 20James Veteto Lecture, "Ancestral Seeds: Cherokee Gardening Past and Present" at Berry College
Chieftains Museum is celebrating the first day of spring by partnering with Berry College to present “Ancestral Seeds: Cherokee Gardening Past and Present” by Dr. James Veteto, Assistant Professor of anthropology and Cherokee studies at Western Carolina University. Veteto is also the Executive Director of the Appalachian Institute for Mountain Studies, Director of the Southern Seed Legacy, and a Research Associate at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas. The lecture will begin at 6:00pm on Monday, March 20th in Evans Auditorium on the Berry College campus. This event is free and open to the public.
- April 7Plant Sale Preview
A preview/early purchase period for current members of the museum will be held on Friday, April 7th from 6:30-8:30pm at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds.
- April 8Herb & Plant Sale
Sale hours are from 8:00am–4:00pm at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds. Experts from the Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteers of Floyd County will be on site to answer all your plant related questions.
- April 9Herb & Plant Sale
Sale hours are from 12:00pm–3:00pm at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds. Experts from the Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteers of Floyd County will be on site to answer all your plant related questions.