Monday, July 28, 2014

Chief Vann House Days

This weekend, I visited the Chief Vann House near Chatsworth, GA.  Each year, the Friends of Chief Vann House (of which I am one) put on a living history exhibition on the grounds.  This year, we saw a blacksmith, a cannoneer, a weaver, a spinner, a basket maker, and more.

Some history: James Vann was a Cherokee Indian leader and wealthy businessman in the 1790s. In 1804 he completed construction of a beautiful 2 ½-story brick home that was the most elegant in the Cherokee Nation. After Vann was murdered in 1809, his son Joseph inherited the mansion and plantation. Joseph was also a Cherokee leader and became even more wealthy than his father.

In the 1830s almost the entire Cherokee Nation was forced west by state and federal troops on the infamous Trail of Tears. The Vann family lost their elegant home, rebuilding in the Cherokee Territory of Oklahoma. Today the Vann House survives as Georgia’s best-preserved historic Cherokee Indian home.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

July and August Chapter Activities

This is from our chapter adviser...


I hope you have enjoyed the summer.

July 24 7:00PM
Cannon UMC - the Chapter will do the flag ceremony to open the meeting. If you are interested, please come in class A with your sash. Look sharp and lets make an impression. Please let meknow if you plan to come.

August 14 7:00PM
Snellville UMC - we will kick the year off (hopefully with treats) as we plan for Pow Wow, election season and Camporee.

I understand it is an irksome thing, but we need 62 of our brothers who did their ordeal before this year to pay thei $10 dues. You may pay online at, by mail P.O. Box 7190, Gainesville, GA 30504, or you may give your cash or check to Mark Lacy or myself. Please check with the other brothers you know and encourage everyone to get caught up. If you are financially unable to pay your dues please let me know.

Thank you for all you do.