Hickory – Join the Cherokee Friends, of the Museum of the Cherokee Indian at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. The Cherokee Friends will perform a traditional Cherokee Animal Dance Program.

Cherokee Friends, or Ani-Tsalagi Digali in Cherokee, are tribal members who are experts in their culture and history and enjoy sharing the “Cherokee Experience” with others. Cherokee Friends mainly provide programs for visitors at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian and throughout Cherokee. Funded by a grant from the Cherokee Preservation Foundation, these members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians have been trained as cultural specialists and Cherokee Heritage Trail Guides.

The Museum of the Cherokee Indian is dedicated to providing all guests with an enriched and full view of Cherokee people. Our goal is to breakdown stereotypical misconceptions and showcase our rich culture and history. Through our songs, dances, stories, and history we hope to leave all those that interact with us with a deeper understanding of what it means to be Cherokee.

For more information, call 828-304-0500. Patrick Beaver Memorial Library is located at 375 3rd Street NE on the SALT Block. All library programs are free and open to the public.