Get in the spirit of giving by visiting the Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home gift shop this holiday season!
The museum has worked closely with local artist Judith Frasure to create a set of original notecards titled, “Cherokee Christmas.” The card features a wreath of yaupon holly leaves, apples and pinecones with the phrase “Merry Christmas” in both Cherokee and English. Yaupon holly is a sacred plant for Native Americans, while the apples and pinecones represent the Moravian Missionaries who introduced Christmas to the Cherokee starting in the 18th century.
In addition to the “Cherokee Christmas” cards, Judith Frasure has produced a set of note cards inspired by textile designer Frankie Welch, whose work is on display in the “Style With Substance: The Designs of Frankie Welch” exhibit at Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home until February 29, 2020.
These notecards will make wonderful Christmas cards or gifts during the holiday season. Each pack of 6 cards sells for $10, or you can mix and match up to 4 packs of cards for just $30 during the Chieftains holiday sale. The museum is open Wednesday-Saturday from 10am-5pm regularly but will be closed some mornings in December while the museum participates in the ICE Experience field trips at the Forum in downtown Rome. For more information about the museum or the gift shop schedule, call the museum at (706) 291-9494 or visit our website at www.chieftainsmuseum.org.
If you are looking for a unique gift this holiday season, be sure to come by the Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home gift shop!