Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home is partnering with the Rome Braves to bring the Rome/Floyd County community a free day of family fun on Saturday, July 18th from 10am-5pm.
Visitors will receive free admission to the museum, which includes an exhibit on the history of the house beginning with Major Ridge, a Cherokee leader and the home’s original owner. In addition, visitors can tour the grounds to see new projects on the museum campus, including the “Three Sisters” Garden and the Cherokee Remembrance Orchard. Activities for children of all ages will also be available at this free event, including a Family Scavenger Hunt throughout the museum and grounds.
For each child who visits the museum and completes the Family Scavenger Hunt, the Rome Braves will provide two free tickets to the game that night against the Lakewood BlueClaws, the Single-A team for the Philadelphia Phillies. Also making an appearance at that evening’s game will be Dora the Explorer and Diego. The Rome Braves game against the Lakewood BlueClaws begins at 6pm at State Mutual Stadium located at 755 Braves Boulevard.
For more information on this event, contact the museum at (706) 291-9494.
Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home is a National Historic Landmark and one of only a few private entities to be certified by the National Park Service as a site on the Trail of Tears. Major Ridge, whose old home Chieftains now occupies, was one of the signers of the Treaty of New Echota, which resulted in the forced relocation of the Cherokee people.