Friday, February 4, 2011

There's Gold in the Hills and Tears on the Trail

Whenever I think of the effects the early gold rush in Georgia had on the Cherokee Nation and their subsequent forced removal from the state, I shed tears for them.  The Cherokee Nation played such a great role in early Georgia, so kudos to the new museum in Canton telling more of their story.

Come learn more about Georgia History and the history of the Cherokee Nation.

The Cherokee County, GA, History Museum
Grand Opening
Saturday, Feb 5
10 am - 3 pm

Cherokee County Unveils New Visitor Center

The new Cherokee County, GA History Museum and Visitors Center will have its grand opening this Saturday, Feb 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The center, located in the historic courthouse at 100 North St, Canton, GA, will have a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday, February 4, from 4-5 p.m., hosted by the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce.
The museum -- which features displays on local Cherokees who lived in the area prior to Removal -- is located on the first floor of the historic marble courthouse. The admission is free. Call 770-345-3288 for more information.

The museum will also be open Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

"It has been quite a challenge to summarize hundreds of years worth of history to fewer than 300 words," said Stefanie Joyner, executive director of the Cherokee County Historical Society. "Doing all of the education materials for the museum has been a daunting task for this 1 1/2 man office!"

Here's the text from the new panel, which will be unveiled tomorrow:......http://trailofthetrail.blogspot.com/2011/02/cherokee-county-unveils-new-visitor.html

Source: Trail of the Trail Blog

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