The Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home may not be open at this time due to the coronavirus outbreak, but is still extending educational opportunities to families via the internet. Heather Shores, Executive Director of the museum, acknowledges that ‘the natives are getting restless’ and encourages the public to enjoy family-friendly activities online at www.chieftainsmuseum.org. Just click on the ‘events’ tab for indoor and outdoor fun.
Activities include coloring sheets, a scavenger hunt that may be completed at the Chieftains garden, and a lesson on how to make Cherokee fry bread. The goal, attests Shores, is to educate and even entertain. These activities are free to download.
Shores indicates that the museum is currently exploring new methods of fund raising, in light of these challenging times. If you would like to donate to the museum, visit their website or call (706) 291-9494.
The museum’s annual Herb and Plant Sale was conducted online for the first time ever this year, due to the outbreak. Patrons were kept safe with contact-free pickup in early April.