Our friends at the Cherokee County Historical Society have a couple of special presentations for us in October. We hope you’ll be able to enjoy them both.
Everyday Life: Demonstrations of 19th Century Tools and Skills for Everyday Living
Canton Tourism, Inc., Around About Media, and the Joe E. Johnston Foundation have joined hands to bring an amazing opportunity to see life as it was before iGizmos and modern conveniences, in cooperation with the Cherokee County Historical Society and in partnership with the Appalachian Heritage Guild.
Please Note: There might be more groups involved but that’s all the space I have. Sorry.
Everyday Life: Demonstrations of 19th Century Tools and Skills for Everyday Living takes place on October 18, 2014 from 10 AM until 2 PM at the Cherokee County History Museum in the Historic Marble Courthouse at Suite 140, 100 North Street in Canton.
You’ll see the skills required to produce food, clothing and tools during the Civil War. Children of all ages will learn to make butter, shell corn, sample hardtack, wash clothes on washboard, make cornhusk dolls, play ring toss and more!
While you’re there, don’t forget to visit the temporary exhibit Cherokee Voices from the Civil War at the Cherokee County History Museum for firsthand accounts of life in the county during the war.
The Civil War in Cherokee County: New Sources, New Stories
The Cherokee County Historical Society is proud to present: The Civil War in Cherokee County: New Sources, New Stories by Dr. Kenneth Wheeler on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at 7:00 pm at the Rock Barn, 658 Marietta Highway, next to Canton Elementary School.
Professor Kenneth Wheeler, of Reinhardt University, has been digging into the documents and will describe the Civil War experience in Cherokee County using the perspectives of people from children to Governor Joseph E. Brown.
Bring a friend to this free event (not just because refreshments will be provided).