Now announcing our September Homeschool Day on Tuesday, September 11 from 1:00-2:30PM! The theme for this month is “Archaeology at Chieftains.” Students will learn about the four stages of archaeology by completing a scavenger hunt, doing lab analysis, handling real artifacts, and participating in a mock dig.
Open to students ages 8-12. The program fee is $2/child and $5/adult. Students must be pre-registered no later than one day in advance. Only 20 spots available! Click here to fill out the registration form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. If you have trouble filling out the form, call the museum at (706) 291-9494 or email us to let us know how many children you would like to sign up and you can fill out the form the day of the event.
Also, check out the Archery Homeschool Day at the ECO Center on the same day from 10:00am-12:00pm. Visit their Facebook page for more information.
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.