Past Event

Cherokee History Day at the Cradle

Join us at the Cradle of Forestry on Saturday, November 11th as we celebrate Native American Heritage month. Members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Tsalagi Touring group will be offering programming on Cherokee History, Arts, Crafts, Culture, Dance and more!

Location

Cradle of Forestry
11250 Pisgah Hwy.
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768

 

Cost

Complimentary admission for all

Dates

There are no active instances of this event.

Program Details

In recognition of Native American Heritage month, FIND Outdoors in cooperation with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Tsalagi Touring Group and the Cherokee Historical Association invite you to join us at the Cradle of Forestry on Saturday, November 11th for Cherokee History Day.

The Tsalagi Touring group will be offering programming on Cherokee history, arts, crafts, culture, dance and more! Interactive experiences will be offered all throughout the day.

This is a FREE admission day.

In addition to experiencing Cherokee History, you can walk the paved trails, pack a picnic lunch for your friends and family, explore the Discovery Center and make it a fun filled day at the Cradle deep in the heart of Pisgah National Forest.

This event and complimentary admission is made possible due to the generous support received from the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.

Event Schedule:

All Day from 11:00 am- 4:00 pm Cherokee Craft Demonstrations
Demonstrations include finger weaving, beadwork, pottery, woodcarving, basketry, and weaponry. At each table, the artisans will be demonstrating each traditional craft and will be able to speak to any of the visitors about the art.
12:00  Cherokee Traditional Dances*
1:00    Cherokee Storytelling
2:00    Cherokee Traditional Dances*
3:00    Cherokee Storytelling
4:00    Cherokee Traditional Dances*
*Dances will feature a 15-minute dance show of traditional Cherokee social dances, which are allowed to be done in public.

Local crafts and Cherokee-inspired products will be available for purchase. Cash is encouraged due to unreliable internet service at the site.

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