Brown Bag Lunch Series: The Rise, Loss, and Revival of Traditional Cherokee Beadwork
September 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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At age 5, Martha Berry’s mother and grandmother began teaching her to use a needle and thread. By age 9, she was making her own clothes, and at 20, she was a seamstress for a touring ice show. It was not until her own children were nearly grown that she began discovering the richness and importance of her Cherokee ancestors experience and turned her skill with a needle to beadwork. In this presentation, Berry discusses why Cherokee beadwork was important to her ancestors, how it was nearly lost, and why the current revival is so important. Bring your lunch or purchase one at The Museum Grill. Reservations are not required. Free admission to the presentation and The Museum Grill.