Events

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Asheville Art Museum

Freeman Owle, Cherokee Storyteller

This event has passed. Freeman Owle will give a traditional storytelling presentation on Cherokee culture and history. He has told stories and presented programs on Cherokee history and culture throughout the Southeast for more than ten years. Well known in the Cherokee community, Owle serves on the Board of Directors of the Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual. He is one of the featured storytellers in the book Living Stories of the Continue Reading >>

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Asheville Art Museum

Two Hundred Years of the Cherokee Language, Dr. Hartwell Francis

This event has passed. The Cherokee people have written in their language for 200 years. Early in the 18th Century, Cherokee genius Sequoyah (Sigwoya) saw that European immigrants were able to graphically represent the stream of speech. Based on this insight, Sequoyah developed a syllabic writing system for the Cherokee language that is still in use today. Around 1825, the Cherokee Nation commissioned lead type in order to print in Continue Reading >>