We are following the Eastern Band of Cherokee Guidelines and the TN Pledge Guideline for the safety of our staff and visitors. A face Mask is REQUIRED to enter the building. We will be closing daily at 4 pm. We are limiting to 15 people inside the building at a time to allow for social distancing.
It is with great sadness that we announce the Executive Committee has decided that all Public events have been canceled due to Covid-19, which includes Sequoyah Remembrance Day, scheduled to be held August 2nd, the Monroe Life Balloon Fiesta, scheduled to be held September 5 & 6th, and the Annual Cherokee Fall Festival, scheduled to be held September 12 & 13.
Due to difficulties in planning caused by COVID-19, we could not create the safe and enjoyable festival experience that you have come to know and love. We truly believe this is the right choice to protect the safety and well-being of our vendors, demonstrators, staff, and the visitors.
We look forward to brighter days ahead when we can gather again to celebrate with everyone in a healthy and prosperous manner. Thank you so much for your support, and we look forward to seeing you 2021!
THE STORY OF SEQUOYAH
Sequoyah (c. 1776-1843)
Never before or since, in the history of the world, has one man not literate in any language, perfected a system for reading and writing a language.
Visitors to the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum will experience the life of the man Sequoyah – father, soldier, silversmith, statesman and creator of the Cherokee writing system. At the center of the story the deeply personal quest of Sequoyah’s single-minded concentration on solving the mystery of the “talking leaves.” He spent those years in near isolation, facing down social derision and tribal suspicion, enduring family rebellion, and believing – almost alone – that he could create a written language for the Cherokee.