Friends of New Echota (FONE) Announces Guyequoni-Time of the Ripe Corn Moon
DATE: July 30, 2011
TIME: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
LOCATION: New Echota State Historic Site; 1211 Chatsworth Hwy 225; Calhoun, GA 30701. One mile east of I-75, exit 317 on GA Hwy. 225
COST: $ 6.00 adults / $5.50 seniors age 62 and over / $4.00 youth ages 6-17
INFORMATION: 706-624-1321 or visit our website.
DESCRIPTION: Guyequoni-Time of the Ripe Corn Moon at New Echota, Sat. July 30, 2011, 10am to 4pm. During the Ripe Corn Moon, the field plants begin to produce, and wild plants like black berries and mulberries begin producing ripe fruits in good quantity. Traditionally, Cherokee stick ball games and dances were held in earnest to celebrate the earth’s bounty and to thank the Creator for blessing the people. Come celebrate with us as New Echota State Historic Site comes alive with historic demonstrations, featuring Cherokee watercolor artist, Billy Mack Steele, who will create a special painting depicting the Cherokee storytelling tradition. The historic buildings will be open with volunteers from Friends of New Echota available to answer your questions. Admission fee allows access to museum, film, and self-guided tour of historic grounds, buildings, and nature trails. All proceeds support programming, preservation, and education at New Echota State Historic Site.
ABOUT NEW ECHOTA: New Echota State Historic Site attracts 10,000 visitors and generates almost one million dollars for the local economy annually. The site is located one mile east of I-75, exit 317, on GA Hwy. 225. Admission is $4 – $6. For more information, call 706-624-1321 or visit our website. Georgia’s state historic sites are operated by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
Donna J. Myers, PhD