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Family Day focuses on Native history

Explore Cherokee culture at NE Georgia History Center

POSTED: August 16, 2012 12:30 a.m.

Most folks in these parts are familiar with Chief Whitepath’s cabin exhibit at the Northeast Georgia History Center, but this week, visitors will be able to submerse themselves even more in Native American culture.

From 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Aiu. 19, the center, at 322 Academy St. NE in Gainesville, will host a special Family Day focused on the Cherokee of Northeast Georgia.

“Through exhibits and activities, we will provide an interpretation of the Cherokee culture prior to the Trail of Tears,” said Julie Carson, history center education and volunteer coordinator.

In addition to Cherokee artifacts and literature, there will be a number of activities including a scavenger hunt at 2 that afternoon and sampling of food prepared from authentic Cherokee recipes.

The family-friendly event will also include the opportunity for attendees to create their own replica of a blow dart, Carson says.

As always, there’s no admission fee for the monthly Family Day event.


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