Date(s) – Nov 11 2017 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Join us from 10:00am-5:00pm on November 11th for our Native American Heritage Month Free Day in conjunction with the Rome International Film Festival! Learn about Native American music and culture through a performance by Tommy Wildcat at 1:00pm and then join master gardeners to learn about Native American agriculture and how to take care of our environment by making mud ball seed bombs at 2:00pm.
From 2:00-4:00pm, join Carrie Wilder, Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteer of Floyd County, to have fun learning how to make mud ball seed bombs. A seed bomb or seed ball is a ball made of clay (mud), earth (some dirt) and seeds which are used to replant areas. A great activity for the whole family. Yes you will get very dirty, we are working with mud!!! Please contact the Floyd County Master Gardener Extension Office at (706) 295-6210 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.