January 30, 2015
Please click the link below to view the January 2015 Edition of The Ridge Report! The Ridge Report January 2015
December 13, 2014
Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home is proud to announce the result of a partnership with DIGS, Inc. of Rome—the 2015 Visions of Chieftains Calendar!
November 27, 2014
Please click the link below to view the November 2014 Edition of The Ridge Report! The Ridge Report November Edition
October 17, 2014
On Saturday, December 13th from 9:00am– 12:00pm, Chieftains will host the “Santa’s Helpers Workshop” at the museum. This event gives children an opportunity to craft ornaments and gifts for friends and loved ones at different stations throughout the museum. There will even be an opportunity to write and send a letter to Santa using our Magic Mailbox! Families are asked to pre-register for this event by December 8, 2014. Admission is $5 per child, with free entry for adults.
October 17, 2014
The museum will host a free event from 10:30am-4:30pm on Saturday, November 8th sponsored by the Floyd/Rome Retired Educators’ Association. “Stories Through the Ages” will focus on the rich heritage of story-telling in northwest Georgia, from Cherokee myths to modern folk tales. The program features story-tellers, children’s activities, and free tours of the museum.
September 26, 2014
Please click the link below to view the September 2014 Edition of The Ridge Report! The Ridge Report September Edition
Major Ridge was one of several hundred Cherokee allies who fought with the United States under the leadership of General Andrew Jackson in the War of 1812. For his victorious role in this war, Andrew Jackson gained popularity that helped him become the 7th President of the United States in 1828. As president, he worked to remove the Cherokee from their homeland in what became known as the Trail of Tears. Artists should depict their interpretation of Cherokee soldiers in the War of 1812 and how the nation they fought for could turn against them by 1838.
The Chieftains Essay Contest has been established to encourage young people to connect with the history of northwest Georgia and the relationship between European settlers and the Cherokee who had farms, homes, and businesses here.
Please click the link below to view our event flyer for more information
Forward March War of 1812 event