Chieftains Museum

Chieftains Museum Adults: $5.00 Seniors (62+): $3.00 Children (K-college): $2.00
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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. 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.

Notice: The museum will feature a special exhibit entitled, "Style with Substance: The Designs of Frankie Welch" during ...
11/02/2019

Notice: The museum will feature a special exhibit entitled, "Style with Substance: The Designs of Frankie Welch" during regular hours of operation from November 2, 2019 through February 29, 2020. Visitors will still be able to view our 9-minute video that tells the history of the house as well as use our tour brochure to learn about Major Ridge and Cherokee history, but the entire lower floor of the house will focus on Frankie Welch for the duration of the exhibit.

The museum will be closed on Friday, November 1st as we prepare for our membership party and exhibit opening. We will re...
10/31/2019

The museum will be closed on Friday, November 1st as we prepare for our membership party and exhibit opening. We will resume regular hours of operation on Saturday, November 2nd.

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10/19/2019

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The Rome International Film Festival is hosting a special screening of To Kingdom Come at 7:00pm on October 21st at the ...
10/17/2019
To Kingdom Come

The Rome International Film Festival is hosting a special screening of To Kingdom Come at 7:00pm on October 21st at the Rome City Auditorium. Admission is free with a suggested donation amount of $10. All proceeds will be used to support Coosa River Basin Initiative and RIFF in their ongoing work.

This film is a community project, co-produced by Dr. Brian Campbell of Berry College and CRBI, with contributions from Berry College students and alumni, Georgia Highlands faculty, Austen Earp Audio Productions, and an array of local musicians, including the Barbaric Yawps and Little Country Giants. The score and soundtrack is a hauntingly beautiful musical compilation of blues and folk tunes, which provides an appropriate backdrop for this fascinatingly frustrating tale of Southern hospitality meeting Yankee ingenuity and disregard.

In the 1990s, it was determined that General Electirc was responsible for widespread PCB contamination in the rivers, residential and commercial properties of Rome. While GE invested almost two billion dollars in the cleanup of the Hudson, they left Rome with a toxic legacy of PCBs that will remain,...

The community at large will be given the chance to hear Charles Frazier at 7pm on October 22nd at the City Auditorium in...
08/16/2019

The community at large will be given the chance to hear Charles Frazier at 7pm on October 22nd at the City Auditorium in downtown Rome. The evening will begin with a concert by Cherokee musician Tommy Wildcat at 6:30pm and will finish with a book signing by the author after the 7pm presentation. Tickets for this event are $5 each and will be sold at Dogwood Books, the Rome-Floyd County Library, and Chieftains Museum.

I have been listening to thirteen moons on Audible, which I highly recommend: Will Patton is a perfect narrator for Will Cooper's tale. But after a while, I got so enamored of Charles Frazier's prose that I wanted to read the sentences on the page myself, so I bought a copy at Sara Hightower Library (just $10.62!). However you consume it, don't fail to read this amazing novel.

08/08/2019

Chieftains Museum will be closed on Friday, August 9th to prepare for our annual Low Country Boil & Barbeque Event.

The museum will be open from 12:00-5:00pm on Saturday, August 10th and will resume regular hours of operation on Wednesday, August 14th.

07/03/2019

The museum will be closed Thursday, July 4th through Saturday, July 6th in observance of Independence Day.
We will resume regular hours of operation on Wednesday, July 10th. Have a safe and happy holiday!

The new archaeological dig has been underway all week at Chieftains! Stop by the museum today from 1:00-4:00pm to tour t...
05/24/2019

The new archaeological dig has been underway all week at Chieftains! Stop by the museum today from 1:00-4:00pm to tour the museum and check out the dig site to see what's been discovered so far!

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05/04/2019

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Chieftains is celebrating Historic Preservation month with City of Rome all May long! Come visit us Wednesday-Saturday f...
05/04/2019

Chieftains is celebrating Historic Preservation month with City of Rome all May long! Come visit us Wednesday-Saturday from 10:00am-5:00pm to tour our historic site. #thisplacematters

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The 33rd Annual #GAVIPTour continued today as members of GDEcD joined the Consular Corps to visit the Chieftains Museum in Rome.

The museum will be closed on Friday, April 19th in observance of Good Friday. We will resume regular hours of operation ...
04/18/2019

The museum will be closed on Friday, April 19th in observance of Good Friday. We will resume regular hours of operation on Saturday, April 20th.

The museum will be closed Saturday, April 13th, but join us at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds for all your spring planting...
04/12/2019

The museum will be closed Saturday, April 13th, but join us at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds for all your spring planting needs at our Annual Herb & Plant Sale. We will be there from 8:00am-4:00pm on Saturday and 12:00-3:00pm on Sunday!🌺

04/11/2019

The museum will be closed for a private event from 10:00am-1:00pm on Friday, April 12th. We will open to the public beginning at 1:00.

Don't worry, we've got you covered! Join us on Saturday, April 13th or Sunday, April 14th in the Community Building at t...
04/05/2019

Don't worry, we've got you covered! Join us on Saturday, April 13th or Sunday, April 14th in the Community Building at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds, rain or shine. Sale hours are 8am to 4pm on Saturday and 12pm to 3pm on Sunday.🌼🌺

03/22/2019

The museum will open to the public at 10:30 this morning to allow museum staff to host a field trip from a local school.

03/21/2019

The museum will open to the public at 12:30pm today to allow staff to host a field trip.

Our annual Herb & Plant Sale will be April 13th and 14th at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds😉🌻
03/14/2019

Our annual Herb & Plant Sale will be April 13th and 14th at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds😉🌻

The signage in our field may be under water, but we are still open for business! Stop by the museum today from 10am-5pm ...
02/23/2019

The signage in our field may be under water, but we are still open for business! Stop by the museum today from 10am-5pm to see the Of Influence: Portraits of Cherokee People photography exhibition before it's gone. The last day to view the exhibit will be February 28th!

02/22/2019

The museum will open to the public at 1:00pm today to allow museum staff to host a field trip.

02/21/2019

In order to host a field trip from a neighboring county, the museum will be open to the public today from 12:30-5:00pm.

This year we introduced our Step Up! membership campaign. Each member of the museum is so important to the preservation ...
02/08/2019
Become a Chieftains Member | Chieftains Museum in Rome, GA teaches Cherokee and Native American history

This year we introduced our Step Up! membership campaign. Each member of the museum is so important to the preservation of this non-profit National Historic Landmark and the fulfillment of our mission that we urge you to Step Up! by becoming a 2019 member. Your support will not only help us mark our 200th anniversary this year, but will demonstrate the importance of Chieftains Museum and our history to the rest of the community. We have also introduced a new student membership level for just $20! For more information on how to become a member, visit https://chieftainsmuseum.org/become-a-chieftains-member/ or call the museum at (706) 291-9494.

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01/24/2019

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01/04/2019
Welcome to Chieftains Museum

Come visit Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home this year as we commemorate the 200th anniversary of Major Ridge coming to the house that is now the museum. We are open Wednesday-Saturday from 10:00am-5:00pm.

The museum will closed for the holidays beginning Saturday, December 22nd. We will resume regular hours of operation on ...
12/21/2018

The museum will closed for the holidays beginning Saturday, December 22nd. We will resume regular hours of operation on Thursday, January 3, 2019. We hope everyone has a wonderful holiday break and we will see you all in the new year!

12/18/2018

The museum will be closed on Wednesday, December 19th to allow staff to help host field trips at the Forum River Center for the ICE Experience. We will resume regular hours of operation on Thursday, December 20th.

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501 Riverside Pkwy NE
Rome, GA
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Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00

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(706) 291-9494

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