Upcoming Events in 2013
We have many exciting events happening during October, November, and December which you will not want to miss. Check the newspaper during the next few weeks for more details on each event.
Saturday, October 19 - The Cherokee Heritage Festival presented by the CCCRA will take place at the museum and Cherokee Homestead. There will be Cherokee Crafters presenting their wares for you to admire or purchase. There will also be several local crafters. Many actvities depicting Cherokee life will be part of the program.
The Heritage Festival will include a Silent Auction - If you missed purchasing that special item at the Festival on the Square, you will have a second chance. Many of the artisans at the festival donated a handmade craft for this auction that you may bid on and perhaps own at a great price.
Saturday, November 9, 7:00 p.m. at the Peacock Playhouse - The CCHAC is sponsoring Jackie Robinson: A Game Apart. This is a family show where Mike Wiley brings to life the story of ground-breaking baseball great Jackie Robinson. Check out Mike Wiley Productions on the web for a glimpse into his many talents and projects. Let's support this project and fill the Playhouse for this show!
Thursday, November 21, 7:00 p.m. at the Peacock Playhouse - The CCHAC is bringing a great community event to the Playhouse. Hobey Ford and his Golden Rod Puppets will take the stage Thursday Nov. 21 at 7 p.m.. Ford is an award-winning innovator in the craft of puppetry, and a master storyteller who entertained audiences at the Playhouse in 2012. If you missed him then, this is your chance to see his magical show, perfect for all ages. Evening show at 7 p.m. Thursday, with free admission for adults and children.
Saturday and Sunday, December 7 and 8 - Holiday Tour of Homes - Five beautiful homes will be arrayed in their holiday splendor. Think of the inspiration and ideas you may gleam for decorating your own home. This event is sure to get you in the Christmas spirit. The museum and the 100 Exhibit will also be participating in this event.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!! - These events can only be successful if we have volunteer help. Call or email the following people to volunteer for events:
Group tours of the museum for schools or organizations may be arranged for visits during the months that the museum is closed. There is no charge for visiting the museum, but for groups from outside Clay County, a contribution of $20 is suggested.
To arrange a tour, call Sara Smith (828) 389-1401 or Barbara Bussolari (828) 389-4168. Or you can send an email to
Membership Dinner Monday, May 6, 2013
Each spring, the Clay County Historical and Arts Council board and members gather for a potluck, meeting and entertainment.
This year’s Membership Dinner will be on Monday. May 6 at the Gathering Place in the Hayesville United Methodist Church. Please bring a covered
dish to share. And bring a friend.
The CCHAC's membership year runs from April 2013 to March
2014 so come and join up or renew your membership. There will be a recap of the Council’s
activities over the previous year, a look ahead to the coming year's projects
and special live entertainment.
2013 Festival on the Square, July 12-14
Our 33rd annual Festival on the Square will have activities on the following 3 days in July, 2013:
- Friday, July 12 - Street Dance around the town square in the evening
- Saturday, July 13 - Vendors, food stands and continuous entertainment, 10AM - 5PM
- Sunday, July 14 - Vendors, food stands and continuous entertainment, 10AM - 4PM
For a vendor application form, click here.
Evening With the Arts at Hayesville High School April 25, 2013
The evening will begin at 6:00 with music performed by band members from the Hayesville High School band, refreshments and an exhibit of artwork from Hayesville High School and Middle School students. At 6:30 poets will read their winning entries.
Everyone is welcome to come enjoy this evening and support the creative endeavors of students and adults from our community.
Download Form for New or Renewal Memberships
You can join the Clay County Historical and Arts Council or renew your membership by filling out the membership application/renewal form. You can mail in the form or bring it to the annual membership dinner. Or you can pick up a form at the dinner and fill it out.
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