Date(s) – Jun 17 2017
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Chieftains is partnering with Dr. Allen Bryant, Associate Professor in the College of Education at Appalachian State University, and Heath Robertson, teacher at Cherokee High School, to bring Cherokee culture to our community. Dr. Bryant facilitates a partnership with Cherokee Central Schools to encourage American Indian students on the Qualla Boundry in North Carolina to pursue the field of education, a great need in the Eastern Band of Cherokee. Dr. Bryant will bring several of his Cherokee high school students to northwest Georgia to learn more about their history and promote their culture in our region.
We will host our Family Free Day at the museum from 11am-4pm on Saturday, June 17th. The event is free and open to the public.
Join us for a free day of family fun that includes:
- Free admission to the museum
- Cultural demonstrations of Cherokee arts and crafts, storytelling, and the Bear and Friendship dances
- Cherokee stickball demonstrations and lessons given throughout the day for visitors, providing a glimpse into the past to learn about the game that eventually gave rise to modern-day lacrosse
Click here to view the flier for the event.