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Next meeting Sunday, Feb. 15 3 p.m. at Heritage Center

Join us Sunday, Feb. 15 at 3 p.m. at the Heritage Center

as Mr. James Parris highlights some of our local black history in recognition of Black History Month.

New Trail of Tears signage has arrived and will be revealed on this day.

Pictured above, Walker Valley High students visit The Heritage Center, November 2014

Laura Spann presents program on local Civil War history

Billy Nichols (right) discusses Civil War relics with Fred Underdown

Cherokee Memorial dedication 2013

Cherokee Memorial dedication at Blythe Ferry October 2013

CCH Members meet western band Tribal Chief Jack Baker Trail of Tears President

Visitors to Heritage Center, local scouting groups

Ribbon cutting at Cherokee Memorial Blythe Ferry 2013

Tennessee Chapter Trail of Tears meets at Heritage Center.  Bob Erwin presents program on history of the Harvey Wilson Home, and Cherokee encampment near the house.

The Hiwassee River and the settlements on its banks were witness to important and ultimately heartbreaking historical events. Settled around the river, Charleston and Calhoun were often referred to as the twin cities. These two southern river towns in Tennessee may be small, but their place in history is significant and largely untold until now. An important piece of American history was almost lost until the residents of these two cities decided this was a story that needs to be told and a people who need to be remembered. 
   (Cleveland-Bradley Chamber of Commerce "Your Passport to Explore Cherokee Heritage")

 

You are invited to begin your own journey of discovery to explore the rich heritage of this area.
2013 Charleston-Calhoun-Hiwassee Historical Society