Now announcing our October Homeschool Day on Tuesday, October 16 from 1:00-2:30pm! The theme for this month is “Cherokee Stories and Language.” Students will learn how the Cherokee people transitioned from an oral history to a written history by listening to a storyteller recount traditional Cherokee tales, completing a syllabary activity to learn about Sequoyah and the Cherokee alphabet, and completing an “origin stories” activity where you interview your parent.
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.
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.