Chieftains Museum

Chieftains Museum Adults: $5.00 Seniors (62+): $3.00 Children (K-college): $2.00 The story of Major Ridge and Cherokee resistance and capitulation to government deportation will be preserved and interpreted for visitors at Ridge’s historic home and farm.
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A visit to this historic site will be a journey through history that yields sorrow as well as beauty. By gaining perspective on the past we may hope to build a vision for the future. Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home is a National Historic Landmark and one of only a few private entities to be certified by the National Park Service as a site on the Trail of Tears. Major Ridge, whose old home Chieftains now occupies, was one of the signers of the Treaty of New Echota, which resulted in the forced relocation of the Cherokee people.

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JSL of Rome
10/22/2020

JSL of Rome

The museum will be closed to the public on Saturday, October 17th to participate in the Rome Fall Ramble event hosted by...
10/15/2020

The museum will be closed to the public on Saturday, October 17th to participate in the Rome Fall Ramble event hosted by The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation. We will resume regular hours of operation on Wednesday, October 21st.

Today #PreservingHope travels to Rome, Georgia with Dennis Lovello, our Historic Properties Coordinator. Rome is not only the site of our upcoming Fall Ramble, but it's also home to eight Georgia Trust Easement properties. Preservation easements protect historic buildings from demolition or insensitive alterations in perpetuity. We monitor 68 easement properties around the state annually, ensuring their historic integrity for generations to come.

Dennis is pictured in front of one of our easement properties in Rome, 421-423 Broad Street, which was historically the home of Blaylock and Dew Grocery.

Learn more about Preserving Hope and download a sign: https://www.georgiatrust.org/preservinghope

Check out the Cherokee Nation website below to learn about Native American history and culture by participating in the 6...
09/03/2020
Home – Cherokee National Holiday

Check out the Cherokee Nation website below to learn about Native American history and culture by participating in the 68th annual Cherokee National Holiday--which is being held virtually this year! The theme for this year's holiday is "We the People of the Cherokee Nation: Celebrating Tribal Sovereignty." https://thecherokeeholiday.com/

The Cherokee National Holiday commemorates the signing of the CN Constitution in 1839, which reestablished the tribe's government in Indian Territory after the Cherokees' forced removal from their traditional lands in the southeastern U.S

Blue Heron Nature Preserve
07/23/2020

Blue Heron Nature Preserve

Check out the Expansion Pack of the Week: Night Hike

Let's go for a walk in the dark!

Your night hike pack includes a flashlight, constellation guide and a blacklight to see all the incredible organisms that glow!

Hear some stories about the night sky and learn about the critters you may see when the sun sets.

Only $35 per pack. Order yours today: bhnp.org/edu

#nature #atlanta #kids #summer

Photos from Chieftains Museum's post
07/18/2020

Photos from Chieftains Museum's post

Check out the latest expansion pack from the Blue Heron Nature Preserve for some more outdoor summer fun!
07/18/2020

Check out the latest expansion pack from the Blue Heron Nature Preserve for some more outdoor summer fun!

Check out the Expansion Pack of the week: Air!

Let's take to flight and explore the world of flying. Make your own parachutes, wings and helicopters.

Explore the world of birding with binoculars and a Blue Heron bird guide; fly a kite and try your hand at some origami bird designs!

Only $35 per pack.

Please support Blue Heron Education and engage with your outdoor surroundings by ordering yours today: bhnp.org/edu/

#nature #kids #outdoors #atlanta

Check out Digital Junior Rangers and the awesome project they have been working on. Visit their website to learn more ab...
07/10/2020

Check out Digital Junior Rangers and the awesome project they have been working on. Visit their website to learn more about historic trails and to try out the interactive games they have created. If you enjoy it or have suggestions on things they can change, make sure to fill out the survey!

07/09/2020
Check out our latest newsletter to see what we have been doing at the museum and what we have planned in the coming mont...
07/09/2020

Check out our latest newsletter to see what we have been doing at the museum and what we have planned in the coming months!https://chieftainsmuseum.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Ridge-report-summer-2020-formatted.compressed.pdf

Check out this awesome expansion pack from the Blue Heron Nature Preserve for more fun-filled summer activities!
07/09/2020

Check out this awesome expansion pack from the Blue Heron Nature Preserve for more fun-filled summer activities!

Check out our Expansion Pack of the Week: Light!

In the heat of the summer, there's no avoiding our greatest source of light: The Sun!

We will take advantage of this ball of light to make our own ovens, create sun prints, sun catchers and more.

This is our lowest price pack at $25. You can enjoy this activity bag all on its own with your kiddos.

Please support Blue Heron Education and engage with your outdoor surroundings by ordering yours today: bhnp.org/edu/

#nature #kids #outdoors #atlanta

Looking for more summer fun? Check out these Grab-n-Go Activity Bags from the Blue Heron Nature Preserve!
07/02/2020

Looking for more summer fun? Check out these Grab-n-Go Activity Bags from the Blue Heron Nature Preserve!

Our Education Directors, Nicole and Lauren, have a special message for all our Blue Heron families:

"It has been a wild ride over these last three months! Blue Heron is still open, but many of our education programs have been delayed or canceled.

We are grateful for the internet that enable us to stay connected during these times of social distancing; but our goal to get people outside in nature has not changed. We have created something that will encourage outdoor time for your children: Grab-n-Go Activity Bags!

These bags are packed with 7 days of activities designed to get your kids outside and exploring nature. Each day is a different theme, and all the materials needed to complete the activities are included."

These bags are full of STEAM-based activities that will get your kids out of the house, away from the screens, and into nature!

Pre-order your bags online, our next pick-up date is May 30th from 11am - 3pm on the porch: bhnp.org/edu

06/27/2020

Chieftains Museum will reopen to the public on Wednesday, July 8, 2020. We will be open Wednesday-Saturday from 10:00am-4:00pm–closing an hour earlier than our regular operating hours each day to clean and sanitize the museum. Employees will wear face masks and we respectfully ask visitors to wear one as well. All interactives have been temporarily removed but visitors will have access to coloring sheets and other activities to take home.

The museum will comply with local public health mandates and CDC guidelines to protect the health of our visitors and employees. As a small historic house museum, it is difficult to socially distance within the house so we ask that you follow the following guidelines we have set in place for your safety and the safety of our employees:

Keep in mind that no more than 10 people will be allowed in the museum at one time, visitors are asked to stay six feet from other visitors, and facial coverings will be required to tour the museum. If you do not have one, a mask will be provided for you.

Due to the current health crisis and quarantine restrictions, Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home is pleased to offer fou...
05/28/2020

Due to the current health crisis and quarantine restrictions, Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home is pleased to offer four themed packets as part of the “Summer Camp in a Bag” program, beginning June 1st.
The museum recognizes that many summer programs and summer camps are not available to students and families this summer due to quarantine restrictions and that parents may need new activities for students now that school has ended. In response, Chieftains will offer two themed activity bags in June and two themed activity bags in July to provide families with fun projects they can do from home while learning about Cherokee history and culture.
The first “Summer Camp in a Bag” kit will center on “Cherokee Daily Life” and features all of the supplies and instructions for a variety of activities for one student including five daily life themed coloring sheets, a Cherokee Medicine Wheel activity sheet, how to make your own bead bracelet, how to make your own log cabin, how to make an animal totem necklace (based on the student’s birthday), a hot potato game, a rainbow fish weaving activity, a pack of crayons and a Chieftains Museum pen.
The cost for each “Summer Camp in a Bag” kit is $15.00 each plus tax or $25.00 plus tax for two bags. If paying by credit or debit card, a small processing fee may be charged. Chieftains Museum members will receive a 10% discount on the total of their purchase. All proceeds from the “Summer Camp in a Bag” program will go directly towards maintaining the museum during the closure due to the COVID-19 crisis.
The “Cherokee Daily Life” activity bag will be available for pre-sale starting Monday, June 1st through Monday June 8th and will be available for curbside pick-up from 10am until 1pm on Friday June 12th. To order your kit, contact the museum at (706) 291-9494 or email us at [email protected].
The three additional activity bags with different themes and contents will be offered for pre-sale the weeks of June 15th, July 6th, and July 20th.

Ever been digging around in your garden or yard and found remnants from the past? Click the link below to check out a Ty...
05/22/2020
Georgia Archaeology Month Activities

Ever been digging around in your garden or yard and found remnants from the past? Click the link below to check out a Types of Artifacts chart to see if it will help you identify anything you may have found. https://chieftainsmuseum.org/events/georgia-archaeology-month-activities/

May is Georgia Archaeology Month! To celebrate, we will be posting archaeology related activities you can do at home all month long. To get started, check out the hidden image worksheet below to become familiar with a few archaeological terms and tools. Then, try making your own easy gorget, an orna...

Time to try out a little experiment and make your own jewelry or game pieces! Check out the link below to learn how to m...
05/19/2020
Georgia Archaeology Month Activities

Time to try out a little experiment and make your own jewelry or game pieces! Check out the link below to learn how to make your own homemade clay. Then, after your clay is ready, create clay beads or marbles using the directions on our website. https://chieftainsmuseum.org/events/georgia-archaeology-month-activities/

May is Georgia Archaeology Month! To celebrate, we will be posting archaeology related activities you can do at home all month long. To get started, check out the hidden image worksheet below to become familiar with a few archaeological terms and tools. Then, try making your own easy gorget, an orna...

For more archaeology based fun, this week we are focusing on cave paintings for some indoor or outdoor fun. Check out th...
05/12/2020
Georgia Archaeology Month Activities

For more archaeology based fun, this week we are focusing on cave paintings for some indoor or outdoor fun. Check out the link below for more information about how to make your own "cave paintings" using chalk or coloring tools. For a more authentic (and messy!) experience, try using mud to make your drawings! https://chieftainsmuseum.org/events/georgia-archaeology-month-activities/

May is Georgia Archaeology Month! To celebrate, we will be posting archaeology related activities you can do at home all month long. To get started, check out the hidden image worksheet below to become familiar with a few archaeological terms and tools. Then, try making your own easy gorget, an orna...

As we continue to celebrate Georgia Archaeology Month, check out the link below to learn how to design and create your o...
05/08/2020
Georgia Archaeology Month Activities

As we continue to celebrate Georgia Archaeology Month, check out the link below to learn how to design and create your own gorget, an ornamental piece worn around your neck. https://chieftainsmuseum.org/events/georgia-archaeology-month-activities/

May is Georgia Archaeology Month! To celebrate, we will be posting archaeology related activities you can do at home all month long. To get started, check out the hidden image worksheet below to become familiar with a few archaeological terms and tools.

May is Georgia Archaeology Month! To celebrate, we will be posting archaeology related activities you can do at home all...
05/05/2020
Georgia Archaeology Month Activities

May is Georgia Archaeology Month! To celebrate, we will be posting archaeology related activities you can do at home all month long. To get started, check out the link below to download a hidden image coloring sheet to become familiar with a few archaeological terms and tools.
https://chieftainsmuseum.org/events/georgia-archaeology-month-activities/

May is Georgia Archaeology Month! To celebrate, we will be posting archaeology related activities you can do at home all month long. To get started, check out the hidden image worksheet below to become familiar with a few archaeological terms and tools.

Animals are very important in Native American culture. They believe that people are given certain characteristics that a...
05/01/2020
Cherokee Animal Tales & Animal Totems

Animals are very important in Native American culture. They believe that people are given certain characteristics that are shared by animals–making the animal that person’s totem based on the animal’s potential to be a guide and to teach lessons. Click the link below to check out the following coloring sheet to see which animal(s) could be your totem!
https://chieftainsmuseum.org/events/cherokee-animal-tales/

Looking for something to do during the current health situation? Download a few Cherokee animal tales to add to your story time to keep kids (and adults!) busy for a little while. Upload pictures of your family story time to Facebook or Instagram and tag us!

Looking for a very versatile recipe with a rich history? Check out the link below for information on Cherokee food cultu...
04/24/2020
Cherokee Fry Bread

Looking for a very versatile recipe with a rich history? Check out the link below for information on Cherokee food culture and make your own Cherokee fry bread at home! It can be eaten plain or used to make mini pizzas, tacos, or even sweet treats when combined with fresh fruit or honey. Let us know how your version of fry bread turns out by taking photos and tagging us on social media! https://chieftainsmuseum.org/events/cherokee-fry-bread/

Looking for a very versatile recipe with a rich history? Check out the link below for information on Cherokee food culture and make your own Cherokee fry bread at home! It can be eaten plain or used to make mini pizzas, tacos, or even sweet treats when combined with fresh fruit or honey. Let us know...

Are you and your family enjoying a walk down Riverside Parkway or a walk along the Oostanaula River on a nice day? Stop ...
04/21/2020

Are you and your family enjoying a walk down Riverside Parkway or a walk along the Oostanaula River on a nice day? Stop by and explore the museum grounds and look for these scavenger hunt clues to answer the questions to add some quick educational fun to your outdoor journey!
https://chieftainsmuseum.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Scavenger-Hunt-outside.pdf

Want to add some fun to your story time? Download a few Cherokee animal tales to keep kids (and adults!) busy for a litt...
04/17/2020
Cherokee Animal Tales

Want to add some fun to your story time? Download a few Cherokee animal tales to keep kids (and adults!) busy for a little while. Upload pictures of your family story time to Facebook or Instagram and tag us! https://chieftainsmuseum.org/events/cherokee-animal-tales/

Looking for something to do during the current health situation? Download a few Cherokee animal tales to add to your story time to keep kids (and adults!) busy for a little while. Upload pictures of your family story time to Facebook or Instagram and tag us!

Looking for something to keep the kids busy? Check out our coloring sheets of the Major Ridge Home in 1819 and 1828. Upl...
04/14/2020
Chieftains Museum Coloring Sheets

Looking for something to keep the kids busy? Check out our coloring sheets of the Major Ridge Home in 1819 and 1828. Upload pictures of finished sheets to Facebook or Instagram and tag us to show off your child's art skills! https://chieftainsmuseum.org/events/chieftains-museum-coloring-sheets/

Looking for something to do during the current health crisis? Download our coloring sheets from the museum that will keep kids (and adults!) busy for a little while. Upload pictures of finished sheets to Facebook or Instagram and tag us to show off your child’s art skills!

03/26/2020

The order catalog for our Herb & Plant Sale will be announced when it goes live tomorrow. Check back for more updates!

03/13/2020

We appreciate your willingness to participate in our upcoming events and want to assure you that we are monitoring the situation regarding coronavirus. We will take all necessary precaution when planning our events, and should we feel the need to make changes, we will notify you as soon as possible. So far, the Museum Day Live event has been cancelled and we will continue to monitor the situation as our annual plant sale dates approach.

03/13/2020
Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day 2020 will not take place on April 4. As a public health precaution, the Smithsonian is postponing or canceling all public events, programming and gatherings through May 3.
We appreciate your understanding.

Join us tomorrow from 11:00am-2:00pm for the 7th annual seed swap! This event is free and open to the public and visitor...
03/06/2020

Join us tomorrow from 11:00am-2:00pm for the 7th annual seed swap! This event is free and open to the public and visitors are not required to bring seeds to participate.

The Seed Swap is an informal event co-sponsored by the museum along with the Berry College Department of Environmental Science and Studies, Keep Rome Floyd Beautiful, Davies Homeless Shelters, the Rome Federated Garden Clubs, and Floyd County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers. The purpose of the Seed Swap is to encourage the production and protection of heirloom seeds and plant varieties that are at risk of being lost in order to provide a sustainable and diverse landscape in our community. Seed saving was particularly important to Cherokees like Major Ridge in order to sustain his family through the winter months and provide crops for the spring and summer.

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I cant find the plant sale list. Can u post a link.
I plan to visit soon! so excited!
Spotted a monarch in the helianthus today. Such a delight. They migrate through our area late in the fall. Stop by the museum to see if others have joined him on his journey to Mexico.
Played a little dress up and made corn husk dolls today at the museum!
Keep Rome Floyd Beautiful loves the Butterfly Challenge at Chieftain's Pollinator Garden! Maybe this is a Lepidopteran??