- October 6Going Caching 2018: Haunted Mysteries
Going Caching is an annual Geocaching Mega-Event held in Rome, Georgia, USA. This year, the main event takes place on Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 9am to 5pm. Check out the Going Caching website at https://goingcaching.com/ for more information.
- October 16Homeschool Day: Cherokee Stories and Language
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.
- October 24GHC Lecture, "What Disease Did (And What It Didn't): New Perspectives on the Entry of Europe into the Americas."
On October 24th at 2:00pm, Chieftains will take part in a program that explores the connections between history and disease at the Cartersville campus of Georgia Highlands College. Dr. Matt Jennings, Associate Professor of History and Political Science at Middle Georgia University will present “What Disease Did (And What It Didn’t): New Perspectives on the Entry of Europe into the Americas,” a lecture on the effects of European diseases on Native American populations at first contact. This program is free and open to the public.
- October 25Chieftains Lecture Series at Berry College
The museum will partner with the Environmental Studies Program in the Department of Sociology & Anthropology at Berry College for the next event in the Chieftains Lecture Series at 7:00pm on October 25th. Dr. Margaret Bender, Associate Professor of Anthropology at Wake Forest University will present a history of the Cherokee syllabary and how that written language has developed over time. This lecture is free and open to the public.
- November 14 - December 21The ICE Experience
Programs are offered from 9:30-11:30am each day from November 14th-December 21st. An indoor picnic location is provided from 11:30am-12:30pm. The cost is $10 per student. Students will have a chance to ice skate for 30 minutes before rotating through two 45-minute classroom experiences to learn about Cherokee history from Chieftains Museum staff and hibernating animals from the ECO Center staff.