Native American Day - November 8, 2014
November is Native American month and each year, the Funk Heritage Center holds a free public event to honor Georgia's first residents.
The Bennett History Museum will be open at 10 a.m. and docents will be in the Hall of the Ancients to discuss how the Southeastern Indians lived until 1 p.m. Our 15 minute film on the Southeastern Indians and also a film on the Trail of Tears will be shown through out the day. Weather permitting, from 10 a.m. until noon, pioneer interpreters will welcome visitors to the historic log cabins in the Appalachian Settlement. With the help of volunteers and members of Eagle Scout Troop 125, children will enjoy playing Native American games. From 1 until 3 p.m., Carl Etheridge will be on hand to identify Native American artifacts. He retired as the chief ranger at the Allatoona Reservoir and is a member of the Society for Georgia Archaeology. He will not appraise antiques.
This is a great day for scouts of all ages (Girl Scouts, Daisies, Brownies, Cub Scouts, Weblos and Boy Scouts) to enjoy touring the museum and learning about the Southeastern Indians. Hot dogs and drinks will be sold for $1 each from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. and all scouts in uniform will receive a free hot dog and drink. Also, there will be face painting.
Pictured below, at a past Native American Day, Cub Scouts learned about the Southeastern Indians from volunteer Bob Andrew. They also touring the Bennett History Museum and playing Native American games.
Admission Fee for Native American Day
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