Published On: Wed, May 23rd, 2012

Cherokee Voices Festival scheduled for June 9

     The annual Cherokee Voices Festival will be held on Saturday, June 9 from 10am – 5pm at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian.  The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the North Carolina Arts Council and the Museum of the Cherokee Indian. 

     “This festival is fun for all ages, and it’s free. We hope people will come out to enjoy the day, meet Cherokee people, and learn a little more about our history and culture.” Ken Blankenship, executive director, Museum of the Cherokee Indian.

     This year’s festival kicks off the 250th anniversary of the journeys of Timberlake and Ostenaco, described in “Emissaries of Peace; the 1762 Delegations.” See the exhibit, meet Ostenaco and Timberlake in person, and enjoy the Warriors of AniKituwha presenting the dance that greeted Timberlake. Experience traditional Cherokee dance, music, storytelling, food, 18th century arts and crafts, weapons, and living history.

     Info: www.cherokeemuseum.org/events-voices.htm or 497-3481.

– Museum of the Cherokee Indian

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