Over 31,000 elders applied for Respond, Recover and Rebuild Elder Assistance. A $400 check will be mailed to elders directly, starting this week. For those elders in the reservation, a $1,200 payment will be made soon directly to utility companies. Questions: elders@cherokee.org

Cherokee Heritage Center

The Cherokee Heritage Center was established by the Cherokee Historical Society in 1966 on the original Park Hill site of the Cherokee National Female Seminary. Although only the Seminary’s columns remain, visitors will be charmed by the 19th century Adams Corner Rural Village and the 1710 Diligwa Cherokee Village, which highlight Cherokee life in two very different times. Both attractions are staffed by Cherokee living history interpreters. The 44-acre grounds showcase historical markers from Chief John Ross to runner Andy Payne. Within the CHC’s rock walls are a permanent Trail of Tears exhibit, along with revolving history exhibits and art shows, plus the popular Cherokee Family Research Center, where visitors can explore Cherokee ancestry.

For more information please visit the Cherokee Heritage Center website.