The Cherokee Historical Association will host the 7th Annual Trail of Tears Memorial Walk on Saturday Oct. 5 at 9:30am. The walk will begin at the Cherokee Historical Association building at 564 Tsali Blvd. (Hwy.441 N), continuing on the Cherokee River Loop Trail on Acquoni Road, back to Tsali Blvd. onto Drama Road and ending at the Oconaluftee Indian Village.
The walk will end at the Oconaluftee Indian Village and includes a tour of the Oconaluftee Indian Village. Refreshments will be served.
This year is the 175th anniversary of the Removal and there will have a special exhibit at the Village to honor the event. Registration Fee is $10 through Oct. 5 and walkers 12 and under are free.
Registration is now open to the public. You can pick up a registration form at the Main Office of the Cherokee Historical Association or call 497-2111.
Parking will be available at the Oconaluftee Indian Village starting at 8am with Cherokee Transit providing shuttle service to the Cherokee Historical Association parking lot for the event. A light breakfast will be provided.