Native American History at RAHM

Date(s) – Mar 28 2013
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Rome Area History Museum, in partnership with Chieftains Museum / Major Ridge Home, will unveil their new exhibit loan at the Rome Area History Museum, 305 Broad Street, with a wine and cheese “unveiling event” Thursday, March the 28th from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.

This special event will include a talk by Heather Shores, new Executive Director of Chieftains Museum / Major Ridge Home, about the restoration plans for the Major Ridge home.

This event is free and open to the public; however, donations are welcomed and any contributions received that evening will be divided between the two museums.

The exhibit panels,  now on display at the Rome Area History Museum, explore early Native American life in the Floyd County area, including a model of a 16th century Native American village and information about Hernando de Soto’s travels through the southeastern United States from 1539 to 1542. Featured in the exhibit is a 16th century replica Spanish sword and helmet created by Bob Harris. The sword is a replica of the sword hilt found by the rivers locally.