The Museum of the Cherokee Indian will host the annual Cherokee Voices Festival on Saturday, June 9 at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian where visitors can experience traditional Cherokee dance, music, storytelling, 18th century arts and crafts, weapons, and living history.
The free event is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and celebrates thousands of years of tradition in the southern Appalachians with Cherokee people from the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, the state’s only federally recognized tribe.
This year’s festival kicks off the 250th anniversary of the journeys of Timberlake and Ostenaco, described in Emissaries of Peace; the 1762 Delegations. Visitors can also view an exhibition and meet Ostenaco and Timberlake in person, and enjoy the Warriors of AniKituwha presenting the dance that greeted Timberlake.
The Museum of the Cherokee Indian is located at 589 Tsali Blvd., Cherokee 28719.
For more information visit www.cherokeemuseum.org/events-voices.htm or contact the museum at (828) 497-3481.
The festival is sponsored by the Museum of the Cherokee Indian and the N.C. Arts Council.