This summer, why not learn something new while on vacation, perhaps a new language...maybe Cherokee.

On Wednesdays, beginning May 30, visitors to the Frisco Native American Museum & Natural History Center can learn all about Cherokee culture, language, and history from descendant and scholar Tina Bradley.

In addition, visitors will have the opportunity to see their names written in the Cherokee language syllabary. The translated name makes a great keepsake regardless of heritage, and the opportunity to hear the language and try to speak it is fun for everyone in the family — from pre-schools to seniors.

Bradley, who teaches at College of the Albemarle, has done extensive work with the original Cherokee language, including the online Cherokee-English Transcription and Translation program, creating the language curriculum for K-12 for the federal reservation school, and crafting the embedded language technique opening the way for digital transfer of documents and graphic design to anyone.

The program is from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, May 30, through Labor Day. Admission to the museum is free. The Frisco Native American Museum & Natural History Center is at 53536 NC-12, Frisco, on Hatteras Island. It is open from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday.

For more information, call (252) 995-4440 or visit nativeamericanmuseum.org.

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