101 E Main St, Centre Alabama
In the 1830s the Cherokee Indians occupied most of the area now known as Cherokee County. In 1838 and 1839, Fort Butler, located across the Hiwassee River from Murphy, was a major assembly point for the Trail of Tears, that tragic episode in our nation's history when the Cherokee were forcibly removed to Oklahoma. This journey was made under very adverse conditions, and some 8,000 Cherokee died as a result. The Museum has many interesting and educational exhibits. These include a collection of over 2000 Cherokee Indian artifacts, assembled over a span of seventy years by local resident Arthur Palmer (1889-1972). The collection was made available to the Museum in 1977 by Herman H. West (businessman, former North Carolina State Senator and Representative, and a native of Cherokee County). Also approximately 500 collectible dolls and antique farm implements and vintage household items, many of which are handmade, used by early pioneer settlers in Cherokee County.
Other History nearby:
(Crawfordsville) Ben Hur Museum
(Anniston) Berman Museum of World History
(Oneonta) Blount County Memorial Museum
(Centre) Cherokee County Historical Museum
(Fort Payne) Depot Museum
(Jacksonville) Dr Francis Medical Museum
12/02 Coming to The Centre area
Mountain Brook Spring Art Show Mountain Brook AL April20 Up to one hundred local member artists
will display original artwork for sale in an outdoor setting in quaint Mountain
Brook near Crestline Village. Artwork available will range in size from minis to
extra large canvases and all price ranges. Jazz band will be featured and food
will be available at field.
Panoply Arts Festival Huntsville AL April26-28 Each spring in the heart of the Rocket City the arts are in full bloom at the Panoply Arts Festival.
Inman Park Spring Festival Atlanta GA April27-28 During the last weekend in April each year, Inman Park proudly presents a neighborhood festival widely regarded as Atlanta's most spirited and eclectic. Highlights include: Atlanta's biggest Street Market, A juried Arts and Crafts Show, The city's quirkiest and most colorful Parade, The Tour of Homes, Live music, A Dance Festival, Children's Activities, Food and beverages.
Powers' Festival Newnan GA April27-28 Powers Festival supplies the best arts, crafts, food, fun, and entertainment.
Cotton Pickin' Fair Gay GA May4-5 Features Jewelery, Pottery, Quilts, Clothing, Sculpture, Catfish, Antiques, Jams, Jellies, Flowers and Woodcarving.
Snellville Days Arts and Crafts Festival Snellville GA May4-5 Join us at the park for over 150 craft, food, sponsor, and civic vendors. We also have a kid's field running all day both days and continuous live entertainment both days.