Cherokees of the Carolinas Historian Dennis Chastain to Speak July 11 at the Laurens County Museum

How the Cherokees constructed homes, the games they played, how they hunted, what they ate, and how they interacted with the early colonists will be discussed on Thursday, July 11, at 7:00 PM, at the Laurens County Museum, 116 South Public Square, Laurens, SC.  “Cherokees of the Carolinas” is the topic of historian, naturalist, and researcher Dennis Chastain from Pickens County.  The lecture is free for museum members and those 18 years old and under. Others are asked to support the museum with a $5 donation.
Chastain has mapped the  Cherokee Path through South Carolina from Earle’s Ford on the Chatooga River to King’s Street on the Battery in Charleston.  The Cherokee Path was a main thoroughfare through South Carolina and played an important role before, during, and after the Revolutionary War, and is the route of many state roads to this day.  He is an award-winning naturalist, tour guide, and nature writer.  His articles on nature and history are regularly found in the Greenville Journal.  
The Laurens County Museum is honored to host the lecture by Mr. Chastain on July 11. For more information about this lecture, museum programs, or becoming a member, call (864) 681-3678 or visit and Facebook.