Cherokee storyteller to visit Sequoyah Birthplace Museum

VONORE, Tenn. – The Sequoyah Birthplace Museum will host a free lecture from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Feb. 16.

Cherokee storyteller Lloyd Arneach Sr. and his daughter, Dawn Arneach, both Eastern Band of Cherokee Indian citizens from the Yellowhill Community in Cherokee, N.C., will visit the museum that day. Lloyd will be sharing stories starting at 2 p.m., and Dawn will be helping anyone who wants help with researching their family trees and general genealogy questions.

This program is open to the public and funded in part from an East Tennessee Foundation grant and the John D. Grubb and Louise G. Sumner Fund for Monroe County grant.

Lloyd will also have copies of his CD and book to sell and autograph.

For more information, call the Sequoyah Museum at 423-884-6246 or email This is the first of the SBM’s free winter lecture series. Visit the museum’s website at for more information about the series and other events.

The museum is located at 576 Highway 360 in Vonore and is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. In case on inclement weather, please call the museum before coming.

Noted Cherokee linguist and diplomat Sequoyah was born near the museum site in 1776. The mission of the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum, a property of the EBCI, is to promote the understanding and appreciation of the history and culture of the Cherokee Indians in Eastern Tennessee, particularly the life and contributions of Sequoyah. The museum collects, preserves, interprets and exhibits objects and data that support this mission.

The museum, located on Tellico Lake, features video, electronic displays and exhibits from various periods of Cherokee occupation in the Tennessee Overhill area. Its gift shop offers for sale many Cherokee and Native America