Charleston-Calhoun-Hiwassee Historical Society to host Charlie Rhodarmer

Posted 11/13/19

Charleston-Calhoun-Hiwassee Historical Society to Host Charlie Rhodarmer

Charleston-Calhoun-Hiwassee Historical Society will host Charlie Rhodarmer at its quarterly meeting this Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Hiwassee River Heritage Center.

Rhodarmer, manager/director at Sequoyah Birthplace Museum, will present “The Trail of Sequoyah,” discussing the life experiences that lead Sequoyah to develop the Cherokee syllabary.

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Charleston-Calhoun-Hiwassee Historical Society to host Charlie Rhodarmer

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Charleston-Calhoun-Hiwassee Historical Society will host Charlie Rhodarmer at its quarterly meeting this Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Hiwassee River Heritage Center.
Rhodarmer, manager/director at Sequoyah Birthplace Museum, will present “The Trail of Sequoyah,” discussing the life experiences that lead Sequoyah to develop the Cherokee syllabary.

In all the written records around the world, no illiterate person has ever created a writing system. Rhodarmer will explore the journey Sequoyah took to complete this enormous accomplishment.

Originally from Canton, N.C., Rhodarmer graduated from Pisgah High School. He served in the 82nd Airborne Division, Field Artillery before attending Haywood Community College, earning an associate degree in criminal justice. He then transferred to Western Carolina University, where he completed a bachelor of science in criminal justice. During his time at Western, he learned to blacksmith and began working at the Mountain Heritage Center.

Rhodarmer has worked for the Scottish Tartans Museum in Highlands, North Carolina. He was curator-in-residence at the Scottish Tartans Museum in Comrie, Scotland. He also designed and set up the original Scottish Tartans Museum in Franklin, N.C.

Rhodarmer was the exhibitionist for the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Museum. After working as a professional scouter for several years, he became the curator of the National Scouting Museum in Murray, Ky. Rhodarmer is an Eagle Scout. When The Scouting Museum moved to Texas, Rhodarmer applied to Sequoyah Birthplace Museum. He has been with the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum since July 2000.
Charleston-Calhoun-Hiwassee Historical Society meets quarterly at Hiwassee River Heritage Center. Membership to the historical society is only $10 per year, but the public is welcome to attend the programs presented at the regular meetings.

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