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DAR awards $10K grant to Chattanooga History Center

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) will donate $10,000 to the Chattanooga History Center to be applied to its Cherokee gallery, The Struggle for Sovereignty:  The Cherokee v. the United States, 1783-1838. 

This gallery presents the bitterly contested relationship between the Cherokee people and the United States between 1782 and 1838.  Visitors will be challenged to consider multiple perspectives which frame the issues, pressures, and decisions the Cherokee faced in negotiating with rapidly advancing settlers and a resolute American government.

Funding for this project was made possible through the sponsorship of Chickamauga Chapter 3012 TN, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, located in Chattanooga, TN. 

"We are so thrilled that the local chapter of DAR honored us by submitting our unique History Center for a national grant award.  Our missions coincide very well, and we look forward to hosting many DAR visitors in the coming years," said Jo Coke, President of the Chattanooga History Center Board of Directors.

The DAR grants program was started in 2010. Funding is awarded to support projects in local communities which promote the organization's mission areas of historic preservation, education and patriotism. 

For more information, please contact Leila Parham at 423-821-6607, or visit DAR Chickamauga Chapter.

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