The Chattanooga History Center will present the first lecture in a special preview series, Gallery Talks, at 7:00pm, Tuesday, June 26th.
The series will examine each gallery visitors will encounter in the Center's new exhibit, scheduled to open next year. Each preview will stand as an independent program, and the first is The Cherokee Nation: Struggle for Sovereignty. The History Center’s Executive Director and Historian, Dr. Daryl Black, will present the program.
Space is limited and pre-registration is required by Monday, June 25th. Call 423-265-3247 to register.
This program will discuss the core story that backs up the content of the first gallery in the new CHC exhibit and the research that developed it.
Most people have a rudimentary knowledge of the forced removal of Cherokee people and their tragic journey on The Trail of Tears. The story, however, began many years before the eviction, and is a complicated study of, not only collision of cultures, but also of human motivation, and it is the story of a legal battle that pits two strong leaders of nations against one another.
Each session in the Gallery Talks series will also examine the reasons certain artifacts were chosen for the new exhibit, and, in some sessions, the artifacts themselves .