FLORENCE-The Florence Indian Mound Museum is hosting a series of children’s programs where students can explore the early history of the Shoals through short lessons and hands-on learning exercises. The programs will explore 12 Native American figures through their biographies, contributions, hopes, and accomplishments. Students will be given a passport with the 12 figures; they will receive a stamp for each program attended. Students who collect 6, 9, or 12 stamps will receive an award.
Join us on Saturday, July 15th at 10 for a program and activity about Cherokee chief Dragging Canoe. Dragging Canoe was a Cherokee war chief who led a group of Cherokee to separate from the greater body by removing to Chickamauga Creek in 1776. Known as the Chickamauga Cherokee, this group resisted American encroachment on their lands. Later in his life, Dragging Canoe worked as a diplomat, securing alliances and preserving Cherokee culture.
This program is free and is sponsored by the City of Florence Department of Arts and Museums and the Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area.The Florence Indian Mound Museum is located at 1028 S. Court St. Florence, AL and is open, Tuesday – Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Call 256-760-6427 for more information.
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