The Chieftains Musuem/Major Ridge Home will team with the Rome-Floyd ECO Center and the City of Rome for a Rolling on the Rivers tour aboard the Roman Holiday on Sunday, August 1st from 2 pm until 4 pm. Heather Shores, museum Executive Director, says that Tony Harris, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation and the president of the Georgia Trail of Tears Association, will serve as the narrator.

Get additional information and purchase tickets for the Rolling on the Rivers tour at

Chieftains’ BBQ to Go fundraiser will also be back (by popular demand) this September. Details are forthcoming at

Shores additionally urges the public to visit the website to purchase the last of three Summer Fun Kits, which will be on sale from July 19th through 22nd and will be available for pick up at the museum on Saturday, July 24th. The focus of this kit will be Cherokee music and dance. The kits are a great way for parents and grandparents to educate and entertain their kids this summer, she asserts.

The Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home is a National Historic Landmark and one of few private entities to be certified by the National Park Service as a site on the Trail of Tears. It is located at 501 Riverside Parkway in Rome.