The Ultimate Guide To Asheville and the Western North Carolina Mountains
The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & the Western North Carolina Mountains

The Online Version of the Best-selling Regional Guidebook

Susanna Pantas, Artist

of the
Cherokee Indian

Pen & Ink Drawings of Biltmore Estate, by Lee James Pantas

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Wax figures in the Museum of the Cherokee Indian

  The mission of the Museum of the Cherokee Indian, located on the Cherokee Indian Reservation, is "to perpetuate the history, culture, and stories of the Cherokee people". To accomplish this mission, the museum maintains a permanent exhibit, extensive artifact collection, archives, education programs, artist series, and a gift shop.
   The Museum of the Cherokee Indian opened in 1948 and moved to its present facility in 1976. Its exhibit was totally renovated in 1998, when a new 12,000-square-foot exhibit was installed. The museum has helped to revitalize the stamped pottery tradition by creating and working with the Cherokee Potters Guild and traditional dance by sponsoring the Warriors of AniKituhwa; traditional 18th century Cherokee dress; feather capes; and language.   
   There are a number of permanent exhibits in the museum, including some that combine state of the art computer-generated imagery, special effects and audio with an extensive artifact collection.

Website: Museum of the Cherokee Indian
Cherokee NC
Distance: 1-11/2 hours from Asheville
Address: 589 Tsali Boulevard, Cherokee, NC 28719
Telephone: 828-497-3481
Hours: Daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. year round except for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
Allow: 2-3 hours
Fees: Adult and child rates
Nearby: Oconaluftee Indian Village, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Unto These Hills,
Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual
Directions: From Asheville take Interstate 40 west to exit 27 (Hwy. 74), and travel west on Hwy. 74 to Exit 74 (the Cherokee/Great Smoky Mountains National Park exit). Bear right on Exit 74 and proceed approximately five miles on Hwy. 441 N to the fourth traffic light. Turn right and proceed about a half mile to the next traffic light. Turn left onto Hwy. 441 N/Tsali Boulevard.. Proceed .6 mile to the next traffic light (intersection of Hwy. 441/Tsali Boulevard and Drama Road). Turn left and the museum will be on your left at 589 Tsali Boulevard.




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