Media Inquiries

Museum of the Cherokee Indian staff are available for interviews. Please contact our External Affairs Manager, Anna Chandler at or (864) 230-7873. You may also view Press Releases and download photos from our WeTransfer Media Kit link below.

Museum of the Cherokee Indian Media Kit – WeTransfer

About Us Boilerplate

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 1948, the Museum of the Cherokee Indian is one of the longest-operating tribal museums in the country. Located in Cherokee, North Carolina on the Qualla Boundary, the sovereign land of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and ancestral homelands of all Cherokees, the Museum shares the history, culture, and stories of the Cherokee people through its exhibitions, collections, and programs. Learn more at

The Visitor Experience

At the Museum of the Cherokee Indian, visitors experience Cherokee history and culture in an immersive, environment. On most days, visitors can meet the Atsila Anotasgi Cultural Specialists, Museum ambassadors who share traditional Cherokee cultural practices with their community and guests, including storytelling, fingerweaving, and wood carving. The Museum Store offers a variety of books, home goods, clothing, and accessories by leading Native brands and fine items handmade by Cherokee artists. Special events and programs are hosted on-site and virtually. Disruption, an intervention of the Museum’s permanent exhibition by contemporary Cherokee artists, is on view through September 11, 2023.

History of the Museum

The Museum opened in 1948 and moved to its present facility in 1976. In 1998, its permanent exhibit was totally renovated and a new 12,000 square-foot exhibit was installed. An 8,500 square-foot education wing was added in 2010. Today, the Museum welcomes an estimated 83,000 visitors per year and continues to grow its storytelling and educational offerings. Updates and news are posted at

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