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Earl Scruggs Center welcomes Freeman Owle, Cherokee Storyteller

Join the Earl Scruggs Center on Saturday, January 26, from 2 until 3pm for a Cherokee storytelling program featuring Freeman Owle, who will engage adults and children with a mix of history and ancient Cherokee stories that have been passed down from generation to generation.
Owle has told stories and presented programs on Cherokee history and culture throughout the Southeast for more than twenty years. An elder in the Cherokee tribe, Owle also serves on the Board of Directors of the Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual. He is one of the featured storytellers in the book Living Stories of the Cherokee, and he also appears in the video documentary The Principal People, which aired on public television in North Carolina, South Carolina and Kentucky.
The program is free for members and for children 12 and under. Free with museum admission.
About the Earl Scruggs Center
The Earl Scruggs Center combines the life story of legendary five-string banjo master and Cleveland County native, Earl Scruggs, with the unique and engaging story of the history and cultural traditions of the region in which Mr. Scruggs was born and raised. The Earl Scruggs Center explores Mr. Scruggs' innovative career and the community that gave it shape while celebrating how he crossed musical boundaries and defined the voice of the banjo to the world. Mr. Scruggs embraced tradition while also adapting to the changing times and looking toward the future--themes which resonate throughout the Center. Engaging exhibits, special event space and programming provide a uniquely rich experience for visitors.
Regular hours of operation are Tuesday 10 am - 4 pm, Wednesday 10 am - 6 pm and Thursday - Saturday 10 am - 4 pm. Learn more about the Earl Scruggs Center: Music & Stories from the American South and upcoming events and programs by calling 704-487-6233 or visiting www.earlscruggscenter.org.
The Earl Scruggs Center is a project of Destination Cleveland County, Inc., a non-profit 501©3 whose mission is to unite our county's history, heritage, culture and arts to create a vibrant economy while embracing the future and preserving the past.
Submitted by Mary Beth Martin


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