• Fort Necessity (NPS photo by Debbie Martinez)

    Fort Necessity

    National Battlefield Pennsylvania

Emissaries of Peace

The 1762 Cherokee & British Delegations

Discover the story of three Cherokee leaders who journeyed to London to meet with King George III

Emissaries of Peace

Opening April 21, 2012 at
Fort Necessity
National Battlefield

Exhibit Highlights

· The memoirs of Henry Timberlake, who lived amongst the Cherokee, come to life through original Cherokee artwork, music, videos, and life-size figures.

· Experience the two contrasting cultures as they emerge from war to seek peace.

· Teachers Guide to the exhibit available.

Emissaries of Peace has been on display at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C., and at the McClung Museum at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Colonial Williamsburg's documentary film and electronic field trip based on Emissaries received an Emmy for sound production.

Sponsored by The National Park Service, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Cherokee Preservation Foundation, First Citizens Bank, Harrah's Foundation, the Cannon Foundation, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, and the Museum of the Cherokee Indian.

For information: 724-329-5811
A "We the People" Exhibit Produced by the Museum of the Cherokee Indian

Did You Know?

Drover herding sheep along the road

Jesse Peirsol, a wagoner remembers one night at a tavern where there were 30 six-horse teams parked in the wagon yard, 100 mules in a pen, 1,000 hogs in an enclosure and as many cattle in the field. He said he would never forget “the music made by this large number of hogs, in eating corn.”