Cleveland native Johnston will be signing her new release, “Voices of Cherokee Women.” She is a professor of history and American studies at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Fla. “Voices of Cherokee Women” includes authentic letters, photographs, diaries, newspaper and 52 accounts of stories and interviews by travelers, traders and missionaries. The book points out the importance of Cherokee women in history.
“The History of Caney Creek Village” is a book about a village built in 1912 on the Ocoee River by Tennessee Power Co. The book and documentary — joint efforts of Moore, her husband and son — won an Award of Distinction from the East Tennessee Historical Society.
The painting of Caney Creek Village by Summers is featured in “Ripley’s Believe It or Not.” The village existed between 1912 and early 1943. Summers said when she decided to begin work on the Caney Creek Village painting, she knew nothing of the history of the village on the Ocoee River, so she set out to gain information on the former scene. The 60-by-39-inch painting will be on display at CAG.
The Saturday “Showing and Signing” party is an open house celebrating the creations of these three gifted and talented women. Refreshments will be served and door prizes awarded. The public is invited.