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29th Native American Culture Festival

 

Schedule of Events

 

Admission is $6.00 per adult; $1.00 ages 6 – 17; Free -6 and under

 

Saturday, June 1 from 10 am – 8 pm

10:00 am – 10:30 am     Native American Flute – Daniel Bigay

10:30 am – 11:00 am     “The Role of Women within Cherokee Culture during the 18th Century” –   Jackie Fischer

11:00 am – 11:30 am   “Are you Smarter than a …” – Mark and Sherry Finchum

11:30 am – 12:00 pm     Cherokee Storytelling –  Freeman Owle

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm       Cherokee Dance & Drum Demonstrations and                     Blowgun Demonstration –  Dale Cloer, Mossy Creek Drum Group

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm         Native American Flute – Daniel Bigay

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm         “The Work of Cherokee Women within the Clan during the 18th Century” – Jackie Fischer

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm       “Are you Smarter than a …” –    Mark and Sherry Finchum

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm         Cherokee Storytelling –  Freeman Owle

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm        Native American Dance & Drum Demonstration and        Blowgun Demonstration –  Dale Cloer, Mossy Creek Drum Group

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7:00 pm – 8:00 pm     Traditional Evening Campfire –      

Bring a blanket or folding chair!

featuring Freeman Owle, Mark and Sherry Finchum, Dale Cloer, and Daniel Bigay

Located in the shaded area between the walking trail and Fort Watauga, just below the picnic area –

(Subject to cancelation in the event of severely inclement weather)

 

Sunday, June 2 from 10 am – 6 pm

Sunday morning will feature a special opportunity to visit with the demonstrators and shop with the unique artisans and exceptional craftsmen before the day’s activities begin at 11:30!

11:30 am– 12:00 pm     Cherokee Language Workshop –   Freeman Owle

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm       Cherokee Dance & Drum Demonstrations and Blowgun Demonstration – Dale Cloer, Mossy Creek Drum Group

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm         Native American Flute –  Daniel Bigay

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm         “The Role of Women within Cherokee Culture during the 18th Century ” –   Jackie Fischer

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm         “Are you Smarter than a …” –   Mark and Sherry Finchum

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm         Cherokee Storytelling –  Freeman Owle

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm         Cherokee Dance & Drum Demonstrations and Blowgun Demonstration –   Dale Cloer, Mossy Creek Drum Group,

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The interior of the Visitor Center will also host a variety of excellent demonstrations, which include beadwork, stone carving, Cherokee language, corn shuck dolls, native river cane flutes, a primitive points exhibit and artifact identification courtesy of S. D. Dean, as well as interpretive exhibits from both 18th century the early 19th century Cherokee culture with historical reenactors, Mark and Sherry Finchum and historic interpreter Jackie Fischer.

Outside the Visitor Center will host a variety of unique craftsmen and native artisans as well as flint-knapping, exceptional Native American arts and crafts, ethnic Cherokee food, and a fully furnished Lakota Sioux Tipi exhibit.

All proceeds from admissions go to Friends of Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, to support this event. This event is made possible by the support of Friends of Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, the DoubleTree by Hilton of Johnson City, and the Comfort Inn of Johnson City.

Carter Mansion Celebration!

 

Saturday, April 6, 10:00 – 4:00 

Tours of the home Saturday at 11 am, Noon, 2 pm, and 3 pm

Sunday, April 7, 10:00 – 3:00

Tours of the home Sunday at Noon, 1 pm, and 2 pm

 

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to travel back in time? You can do just that during the Carter Mansion Celebration. Step back to the 1780s, when the Revolutionary War was raging in the colonies and hardy frontiersmen had crossed the mountains in defiance of British law to carve out homes in the wilderness. One such man was John Carter, a wealthy trader who built his beautiful house along the banks of the Watauga River. Known as Carter’s Mansion, the elegant frame house stood in stark contrast to the log homes used by the settlers of the region. This event will celebrate that historic home and the early settlers that gave us our rich heritage and history.

Visitors will have opportunities to take a free guided tour of the mansion built ca. 1775-1780. Known as the oldest frame house in Tennessee, the Historic John and Landon Carter Mansion boasts beautiful over mantle murals, hand carved moldings and raised panels making it one of the most treasured sites in Tennessee history. The house is the only surviving link to the famed Watauga Association, the democratic government set up by the early settlers in the Watauga Valley. The home’s builder, John Carter, served as a chairman of the Association.

Guests can also enjoy visiting with 18th century living history interpreters who will be presenting demonstrations of the daily lives of 18th century backwoods settlers. These skills and trades will include wool processing, sewing, natural dyeing, flint knapping and much more. Also enjoy colonial militia drill and training, musket and rifle demonstrations, and 18th century military music by the Watauga Valley Fifes & Drums.

Experience the life of early settlers, smell the campfire smoke, hear the rattle of muskets, and see the 18th century come to life at the Carter Mansion Celebration. This event is free of charge so bring the entire family and enjoy a weekend of Living History, Education, and Family Fun!

The Carter Mansion is located at 1031 Broad Street in Elizabethton, TN.

For further information contact Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park at (423) 543-5808 or visit these websites:

http://www.sycamoreshoalstn.org

http://tnstateparks.com/parks/about/sycamore-shoals

 

28th Native American Festival Schedule of Events

Don’t let the weather keep you away – we are prepared for the predicted rainy Saturday!   Our vendors will be located inside the Park Visitors Center and outside the building.  All of the programs will be presented indoors in the Gathering Place, which is inside the Park Visitors Center, providing for a dry and enjoyable event!

We have an exciting weekend planned with lots of wonderful and talented guests – we hope you will join us!

Inside and outside the Visitors Center we will host a variety of excellent demonstrations, which include beadwork, gourd art, pine needle basketry, stone carving, Cherokee language, wood carving, corn shuck dolls, native river cane flutes, and an educational Cherokee exhibit with historical reenactors, Mark and Sherry Finchum. In addition there will be a variety of unique craftsmen and native artisans as well as flint-knapping and pottery making demonstrations, and a primitive points exhibit and artifact identification courtesy of S. D. Dean. And don’t forget to check out the ethnic Cherokee food and Lakota Tipi exhibit! 

All proceeds from admissions go to Friends of Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park, to support this event. This event is made possible by the support of Friends of Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park, the DoubleTree by Hilton of Johnson City, and the Comfort Inn of Johnson City.

Admission is $6.00 per adult, and $1.00 for children

Schedule of Events

Saturday, June 2     10 am – 8 pm

 

10:00 am – 10:30 am     Native American Flute

Daniel Bigay

10:30 am – 11:00 am     “The Cultural Meaning of Cherokee Dreams”,

Dr. Michael Abram – Cherokee Heritage Museum and Gallery

Cherokee, North Carolina

11:00 am – 11:30 am   “Are you Smarter than a …”

Mark and Sherry Finchum

11:30 am – 12:00 pm    Cherokee Storytelling

Freeman Owle

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm      Cherokee Dance & Drum Demonstrations

and Blowgun Demonstration

Dale Cloer, Warrior’s Path Drum Group

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm        Native American Flute

Daniel Bigay

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm        “The Life, Humor, and Wisdom of Will Rogers”,

Dr. Michael Abram – Cherokee Heritage Museum and Gallery

Cherokee, North Carolina

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm       “Are you Smarter than a …”

Mark and Sherry Finchum

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm        Cherokee Storytelling

Freeman Owle

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm       Native American Dance & Drum Demonstration

and Blowgun Demonstration

Dale Cloer, Warrior’s Path Drum Group

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7:00 pm – 8:00 pm     Traditional Evening Campfire –      

Bring a blanket or folding chair!

Freeman Owle, Mark and Sherry Finchum, Dale Cloer, Daniel Bigay, Kay Little John

Located at the far end of the field between the Fort and the Visitor Center, by the edge of the tree line 

(Subject to cancelation in the event of severely inclement weather)

 

Sunday, June 3            10 am – 6 pm

Sunday morning will feature a special opportunity to visit with the demonstrators and shop with the unique artisans and exceptional craftsmen before the day’s activities begin at 11:30!

11:30 am– 12:00 pm      Cherokee Language Workshop

Freeman Owle

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm     Cherokee Dance & Drum Demonstrations

and Blowgun Demonstration

Dale Cloer, Warrior’s Path Drum Group

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm        Native American Flute

Daniel Bigay

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm        “The Cultural Meaning of Cherokee Dreams”,

Dr. Michael Abram – Cherokee Heritage Museum and Gallery

Cherokee, North Carolina

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm        “Are you Smarter than a …”

Mark and Sherry Finchum

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm        Cherokee Storytelling

Freeman Owle

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm        Cherokee Dance & Drum Demonstrations

and Blowgun Demonstration

Dale Cloer, Warrior’s Path Drum Group,