Asheville, Educational Bus Tour

Asheville, Educational Bus Tour available. Asheville to be Western North Carolina Historical Association’s Bus Tour Cherokee departure point for an exciting educational trip.  Each year, in Cherokee, NC, the Annual Festival of the Southeast Tribes occur and this year the WNC Historical Association took advantage of that yearly event to spawn a wonderful bus adventure to Cherokee.  In all the years of hosting guests at our luxury inn, we have noted the keen interest our guests express in visiting Cherokee and how they feel their time spent at the Cherokee Indian Museum brought value, education and a far greater understanding of the history of our country to their lives. In keeping with this, I am both blogging about this very neat tour offering as well as putting it on our home page so guests booking with us during this time can choose to engage in this awesome opportunity.  

The itinerary:

The bus departs the Smith-McDowell House right here in Asheville, NC at 7:30 A.M.  No stragglers please.

The bus group gets to meet the Principal Chief of the Cherokee’s at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian as the first stop.

Participants take in the museum housing 11,000 years of the rich ancestral history of the Cherokee Nation as well as enjoy a traveling exhibit:  Emissaries of Peace.

An oral history of the Cherokee by Jerry Wolfe

Noon:  Traditional fare Cherokee meal

Broad overview of the history and background of the Cherokee nation by Barbara Duncan, Ph.D.

Contemporary Issue facing the Cherokee’s today by Carmaleta Monteith, Ph.D. 

Tour of the Oconaluftee Village

Free time in which to enjoy either S.E. Tribes Festival or Qualla Arts and Crafts Cooperative & Medicine Man Shop

6:00 P.M.-Bus Returns to Asheville

This would be an awesome experience for anyone and for families could bring forth really interesting discussions about fairness, equality ,truthfulness, the balance of power, honor and the value of keeping your word.

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