The 2019 edition of Vann House Days will get underway this Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Chief Vann House Historic Site in Spring Place.
The program, first held in 1978, commemorates the locally-initiated effort that resulted in the purchase, preservation, restoration and reopening of the nationally known Cherokee mansion as a museum in 1958. The program will continue on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.
Vann House Days continues to focus on tours and living history demonstrations to describe life in the early 1800s when the Vanns and other families occupied the house. As usual, there will be carding, spinning, weaving, doll-making, leather britches, chair-caning and quilting done by local members of the Friends of the Vann House support group that co-sponsors the program.
On the grounds and at the Cherokee Homestead exhibit, visitors will see churning butter, drying fruits and vegetables, corn shelling and grinding, Cherokee blow gun demonstrations, the "Three-Sisters" and herb garden and even Cherokee stickball. The blacksmith forge will be fired up as well.
The Vann House is at the corner of Ga. 225 and Alternate 52, three miles west of Chatsworth. Program hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Regular admission fees will apply. For more information, call the site at (706) 695-2598.