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January 11, 2013

Cherokee Heritage Center schedules events, exhibits

Tribe’s historical society marks its 50th year

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— Classes

• First Saturday of each month, genealogy classes — learn about family history with experienced genealogists at the Cherokee Family Research Center. Classes are designed to teach Cherokee culture and history through the arts. Each class will feature a historical overview and art instruction. All materials are provided. Students leave with a project.

• March 9, flat reed basketry — the history and making of baskets from flat reeds will be studied, $40.

• April 13, advanced beadwork — learn the advanced elements and history of Cherokee beadwork, $65.

• June 1, advanced pottery — learn the history of Cherokee pottery and the techniques necessary to make ancient Cherokee pots, $40.

• July 13, children’s workshop — treat your child to a memorable crafts session where they can make and take home their own Cherokee pot and basket, $40.

• Sept. 21, blowgun and marble making — learn the ancient tradition of blowgun and marble making in this exciting course, $40.

• Oct. 26, round-reed basketry — explore the history of round-reed basketry, $40.

Cultural class registration is required because attendance is limited. Children must be at least 12, and an adult must accompany children ages 12-17.

Each class runs four hours, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All classes will take place on Saturdays. Groups of 10 or more can request customized classes from a variety of Cherokee arts.

For registration or additional information, please call the Cherokee Heritage Center education department at (888) 999-6007 or send email to tonia-weavel@cherokee.org.

Cherokee Heritage Center admission is $8.50 per adult, $7.50 per senior (55 and older) and students with proper identification, and $5 per child. Admission price includes all attractions. Entry to the grounds and museum store is free.

The Cherokee Heritage Center is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday, from December through March. From April through November, the center is open every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Information: (888) 999-6007, info@cherokeeheritage.org or www.CherokeeHeritage.org.

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