The Northeast Georgia History Center will host two events within the next week, starting with a forum, “The People, Laws, and Cases of the Indian Removal Act” tonight, Tuesday, Jan. 9, and “Family Day: Music in the Mountains” on Sunday, Jan. 14.
Tonight, join the History Center at 7 p.m. to hear the organization’s own David French speak on the timeline, legal context, characters and court cases surrounding the Indian Removal Act and the subsequent Trail of Tears. Learn how one of the most divisive laws in American History came to pass.
General admission is $3; members enter free.
History Center Forums will run January through June on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.
This upcoming Sunday, Jan. 14, from 1-4 p.m. the History Center will present “Family Day: Music in the Mountains,” which will provide a look and listen at the music traditions and instruments of North Georgia from the early 19th century, when if you wanted music you made it, through the 1940s, when the transition to music readily available through technology was complete. Live music and dance performances, living history interpretation, and hands-on activities make for a great way to start the New Year!
Family Days run January through April on the second Sunday of each month from 1-4 p.m. Family Days are free of admission.