History Cherokee has announced the grand opening of the new Cherokee County History Center on November 5th. Located at 221 E. Marietta St. in Canton, the Cherokee County History Center will boast 6 galleries covering over 10,000 years of the county’s history. “We can’t wait to share this resource with the community,” states Executive Director, Stefanie Joyner. “The galleries contain both low-tech and high-tech interactives, so we’ve made learning fun.”
To commemorate the grand opening, History Cherokee will host History Heyday, a family-oriented event inspired by the 1958 Denim Days Carnival that took place right in the heart of downtown Canton. “Opening the Cherokee County History Center has been a dream for decades. What better way to celebrate this dream becoming a reality than throwing a fantastic carnival for everyone?” says Meghan Quinlan, chair of the History Heyday committee. From 11:00 am-3:00 pm on November 5th, all are welcome to visit the History Center for free outdoor carnival-themed activities. The History Center will open at 10am and free admission to the galleries for up to 400 guests will be provided by Canton Tourism.
The Cherokee County History Center will be open Wednesdays – Saturdays, 10-5 and Sundays 12-5. Admission for Children (5-14) & Seniors (65+) is $7 and admission for adults (15-64) is $9. To learn more about the History Center and the Hey Day opening day event, visit historycherokee.org.