One of its kind opens in Walhalla
The Museum of the Cherokee in South Carolina has officially joined a number of other museums that are positioned as stops for visitors to Walhalla, within a block of the Oconee Courthouse. This morning a breeze blew as a number of Native Americans and others from government took part in the culmination of a four-year project to convert a small building on Short Street as the official depository for Native American artifacts. It’s the only kind of museum of its type in South Carolina. In Walhalla, the Museum of the Cherokee takes its place across the street from the Patriot’s Hall Veterans Museum and down the block from the Oconee Heritage Center. Once the dedication remarks were finished, a Pow Wow dance and the snipping of a red ribbon dedicated the museum. The building was officially opened to tours by about 75 people present for the first day.