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Cherokee Heritage Day with Mary Bottchenbaugh

August 20


Iconic Cherokee artist Mary Bottchenbaugh will lead a Cherokee bead making workshop teaching participants how to make their own pair of traditional Cherokee beaded earrings. Mary will also be discussing the history of tribal beadwork and sharing interesting stories with the class pertaining to her illustrious life, crafts, and tribal history. Enjoy a special day of learning, stories and fellowship, learning from a master Cherokee crafts person, and leave with your own pair of handmade Cherokee earrings. Free BBQ dinner and music with Mike Ogletree and friends tops off the day.

Class is limited to 15 students at $65 each. Special price of $25 each for Motel guests and Heritage Club members. All materials will be included in cost.


Meadowlark Smoky Mountain Heritage Center
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Meadowlark Smoky Mountain Heritage Center
2878 Soco Rd
Maggie Valley,
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