We are Still Here: An Exploration of Cherokee Culture and History

The country of the Cherokee people spread from Kentucky to the Carolinas, and covered all of North Georgia. The land the Cherokee called home helped to shape their identities and mold their values. As white settlers encroached, the Cherokee did not waiver, but adapted to their constantly changing environment. We are Still Here explores the history of the Cherokee people and their contemporary culture. This tour, ideal for 2nd–5th graders, explores the past and present of the Cherokee people.

We are Still Here is a 2-hour immersive experience in which students engage with the content through multiple learning styles. Strolling through Swan Woods, students hear the Cherokee story of how animals created the land and begin to understand the value of the oral tradition. Students roll up their sleeves as they take on the role of archaeologist and get hands-on experience with artifacts used by the Cherokee, both before and after the arrival of European settlers. Later, students learn the teachings of Sequoyah and his syllabary through an engaging and educational dramatic piece. Students travel outside to the Wood Cabin to see an example of a 1800s homestead. There, they are transported to the 1830s to hear the story of Cherokee family removed from their home during the Trail of Tears in this unique museum theater performance. Finally, students see that, even with the challenges the Cherokee faced, their culture and values have been preserved and remain strong today.

*Please Note: This is an outdoor tour; please dress appropriately. In case of heavy rain, the program is rescheduled or performed indoors

For more information, please email schooltours@atlantahistorycenter.com.

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Additional Information

Title I schools receive free guided tours during December 2019, January and February 2020. Due to high demand and limited availability, there is a $50 deposit due at the time of booking your tour to reserve your date. This payment will only be processed if you cancel your tour.

The cost for all guided tours is $8 per student. Guided tours require one chaperone (admitted free) per 10 students. Admission for each additional chaperone is $8.

Full payment is required 3 weeks prior to your visit to guarantee your reservation for all tours. If booking less than 3 weeks in advance, full payment is due immediately.

Confirmation of day and time and Arrival Information will be sent via email. Please bring your confirmation with you on the day of your tour to ensure the group rate.

Your payment is not refundable if you cancel your school tour and do not reschedule. Payments are refunded only in the case of school closings.

There is a $25 administrative fee should you need to reschedule your tour. You must notify the Atlanta History Center at least 3 days in advance. With advance notice your payment can be applied to a new tour date, plus the administrative fee.

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Funding for Atlanta History Center's school programs is generously provided by:

  • Zeist Foundation
  • Wells Fargo
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Fulton County Arts Council
  • Georgia Council for the Arts
  • The Connolly Family Foundation
  • The Ray M. and Mary Elizabeth Lee Foundation
  • The Frances Wood Wilson Foundation
  • The Emily Winship Scott Foundation
  • The John and Mary Franklin Foundation
  • Massey Charitable Trust
  • The Besse Johnson and George Blanton Allen Memorial Foundation

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