Visit the Museum of the Cherokee Indian on Saturday, Dec. 9 for a day of fun activities celebrating the Cherokee month of Vsgiyi, known as the “Snow Moon.” Activities are free of charge, sponsored by the Museum and the North Carolina Arts Council. This month’s free workshops include making a clay medallion suitable for a Christmas tree ornament, and making a necklace with beads, suitable for a gift. Activities are appropriate for all ages and will be happening from 11am – 4pm. Everyone is welcome. The Museum Store is holding their annual Christmas sale 20 percent off most items purchased in the store.
“We hope that people will come and bring their families to enjoy the day and immerse themselves in Cherokee culture,” said Barbara R. Duncan, education director at the Museum. “They can meet Cherokee people who know a lot about their traditions, who really enjoy talking with visitors.”
The day provides hands-on activities, demonstrations, and will end with sessions of storytelling. A dance workshop will be held on the green in front of the Museum, weather permitting. Food will be available 10am – 5pm from Nikki’s Fry Bread. All presenters are EBCI tribal members.
Throughout the day, Cherokee arts and crafts will be demonstrated in the Lobby by EBCI Beloved Man Jerry Wolfe, Beloved Man who will demonstrate carving stickball sticks and Richard Saunooke who will demonstrate making moccasins and Wampum belts, and others.
Info: 497-3481 ext. 1003 or visit www.cherokeemuseum.org
– Museum of the Cherokee Indian