Join us as we explore local legends and folklore! Each day we will begin with a story, and then have a day of activities where we will explore and expand on aspects of them.
Our stories this year are:
The First Strawberries, A Cherokee Story
The Great Ball Game, A Muskogee Story
Swamp Angel, An Appalachian Folktale
June 7-9, 9:30-1:30
For more information, call 770-720-5969 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Andrew Denson will give a talk on how we commemorate the Trail of Tears in the South.
Northeast Georgia History Center will give a talk on Legal and Legislative Aspects of Cherokee Removal
Wayne Glowka will be telling stories with his banjo.
Donna Longino will discuss Cherokee history in conjunction with her novel, Sarah's Way, about nineteen-year-old Sarah's experiences on the Trail of Tears.
Karen Coody Cooper, via livestream, will discuss her new book, Cherokee Women in Charge: Female Power and Leadership in American Indian Nations of Eastern North America
Miriam Brown Spiers, professor at KSU, will discuss her book, Encountering the Sovereign Other: Indigenous Science Fiction, which examines the ways that American Indian novelists have adapted the generic tropes of science fiction as a means of resisting cultural assimilation and reasserting the value of Indigenous knowledges in the twenty-first century.
Bill Cagle will discuss his book, The Road to Georgia Marble, a history of the marble industry in Georgia that began with a road that cut through Cherokee land.
Dr. Grace Hale will discuss her book, Cool Town: How Athens, Georgia Launched Alternative Music and Changed American Culture
Laine Kirby Wood will discuss her work with the Etowah River Alliance.
Lectures are on Thursdays at 2pm unless otherwise noted. Free/FHC members, $10/non-members Call us at 770-720-5970 to reserve your spot!