The Cherokee Historical Association (CHA) has announced the summer opening for the 63rd running season of Unto These Hills. The show opens to the general public on Saturday, June 1 at 8 pm. Pre-show entertainment begins at 7:30 pm.
Merchant night is Thursday, May 30. Business owners and employees can bring a pay stub or business card for free admission. Local night is Friday, May 31 for the Cherokee community. CHA invites EBCI tribal members to bring their enrollment card for free entry and join the cast of Unto These Hills.
Director Marion Waggoner is a new addition to the CHA team. Over the past week, Waggoner and assistant director Philenia Walkingstick have been working hard with cast and crew to create a show that captures the imagination and adheres to a long standing tradition of excellence. Actor and well-known member of the Cherokee community, Mike Crowe Jr., will be returning to Unto These Hills for his eighth season. Actors from Cherokee and across the United States have united to re-create the unfaltering story of the Cherokee people.
Additionally, the Oconaluftee Indian Village is officially open and hosting tours Monday through Saturday, 9 am to 4 pm.