On July 4th the Fort will host a Sons of the Revolution Service. The Service will be in the Courtyard of James White’s Fort to celebrate the 239th Birthday of the United States. The event begins at 10 am. The event is Free Admission, but donations are always accepted.
Guests will have an opportunity to visit a Cherokee campsite, interact with members of the militia, tour the fort, and see a variety of pioneer skills displayed.
Scheduled for 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday, June 27th, the event is once again being offered free to the public. Cherokee Heritage Day is a cooperative effort between the James White’s Fort Association and Indian Creek Productions, Inc.
Schedule of Events:
10:00 am – Gates Open
10:30 am – The Changing Roles of Men and Women in 18th Century Cherokee Society
11:00 am – Cherokee Storytelling
11:45 am – Cherokee flute music
Noon – Traditional Cherokee Dancing
12:30 pm – Prelude to the Treaty of the Holston
1:15 pm – Treaty of the Holston Signing Ceremony
1:45 pm – Aftermath of the Treaty of the Holston
2:15 pm – Traditional Cherokee Dancing
3:00pm – Gates Close
Funding for Cherokee Heritage Day is provided in part by grants and sponsorships from: Akima Club of Knoxville, Arts & Heritage Alliance, Clayton Foundation, Tennova, Knoxville City Councilwoman Brenda Palmer, Knoxville City Councilmen Duane Grieve, Mark Campen, Finbarr Saunders, Nick Della Volpe and David Dewhirst.
Click for photos from past Cherokee Heritage Day events.