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Lloyd Arneach Brings Native American Stories to North Carolina Museum of History on Sunday, Nov. 13

This concert is free and open to the public – canned food will be collected for the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC. (Suggested donation: 2 cans per person) Free tickets are required for entry, and are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 2 p.m. The concert begins at 3 p.m. Lloyd Arneach

RALEIGH, NC–Storyteller Lloyd Arneach, an enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, shares tales that range from the “old stories” of the Cherokee traditions to his personal experiences, both contemporary and historical events; creation stories, and even stories from behind the scenes of Dances with Wolves. He tells stories of different Native Americans: Floyd Red Crow Westerman; Billy Mills, an Olympic champion; a young Cree Indian girl with no stories to tell; and he shares tales from a variety of Native American tribes with a style that is humorous, informative, and moving.
Arneach grew up on the Cherokee Reservation in Cherokee, NC. He learned his first legends from two storytelling uncles, David and George Owl. His father was Vice-Chief of the Eastern Band, his mother was the first woman ever elected to the Tribal Council, and his grandmother (Lula Owl Gloyne) was a Beloved Woman of the tribe. Arneach attended Guilford College and served in the United States military, including a year in Vietnam. In 1967, he moved to Atlanta; from 1970 to 1990, he traveled throughout Georgia, lecturing on Cherokee history and culture in his spare time while working full time. In 1990, he added storytelling to his presentations on culture and history, and in 1993 he began a full-time career as a storyteller and historian. Today, he lives back in Cherokee and continues to share his stories with communities throughout the U.S.
He has performed at the Kennedy Center (Washington, D.C.), National Folklife Festival (Washington, D.C.), the opening of the National Museum of the American Indian (Washington, D.C.), the Winnepeg International Storytelling Festival (Canada), and at festivals, schools, universities, Pow-Wows, theaters, and more. His book Long-Ago Stories of the Eastern Cherokee is now in its fifth printing (2014). He has been featured in Voices in the Wind (a video documentary by Gary Moss), in National Geographic television specials, on Georgia Public Television, and on the Discovery Channel. His stories are included in the book Storytellers: Folktales and Legends from the South by John Burrison (University of Georgia Press, 1990), and his version of The Animals’ Ballgame was published as a children’s book with illustrations by Lydia Halverson (Children’s Press). Arneach served as Senior Native American Advisor for the Festival of Fires, an all Native American event included in the Cultural Olympiad of the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. He coordinated the relay run of the flame from Cherokee, NC, to the Gwinnett County Arts Center in Duluth, GA, for the Festival of Fires.
PineCone and the NC Museum of History will be collecting canned food for the Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC at this performance. For the past several years, PineCone and the Museum have held a food drive in conjunction with the December Music of the Carolinas concert; this year, in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, we are extending the food drive. In addition to collecting food at this program, the Museum will collect food through Dec. 22!

There are nearly 650,000 people in central and eastern NC who are food insecure, meaning they are unable to consistently access nutritious and adequate amounts of food necessary for an active and healthy life. One third of these are children. You can help by bringing at least two cans of food to the Lloyd Arneach concert on Nov. 13, and/or to the concert with Mary D. Williams on Dec. 11. Child-friendly items such as pop-top cans, cereal bars, fruit cups, and peanut butter, along with canned fruits and vegetables, canned beans and soup, whole grain pasta and rice. As recovery from Hurricane Matthew continues, non-food essentials such as hygiene items, household items, and paper products are particularly needed. If you prefer to donate money directly to the Food Bank, you can visit their website, foodbankcenc.org, or send a check to Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina, Attn: Accounting, 3808 Tarheel Drive, Raleigh, NC 27609. For every dollar donated, the Food Bank can provide $10 worth of food or five meals. Thank you for joining us in giving back to our shared community!
Street parking is free on weekends in downtown Raleigh, and the lot across Wilmington St from the Museum is also free on the weekend. Learn more about parking options in downtown Raleigh: godowntownraleigh.com/get-around/parking.
A ramp from Edenton St provides access to the Museum’s main entrance. A ramp is also available from Jones St. Wheelchairs for interior use are available free of charge at the Museum information desk. The Museum entrance closest to the auditorium is a staircase that leads up to glass doors on Edenton St.

PineCone is committed to making our programs accessible and welcoming to all people, including people with vision, hearing, sensory, and/or mobility concerns. Large print program notes and assistive listening devices will be available. Sign language interpreters can be available with at least one week’s notice. Please contact the Museum to arrange for these accommodations: 919-807-7900, or call PineCone’s office at 919-664-8333 x103. You can learn more about PineCone’s accessibility services on our website (https://pinecone.org/content/accessibility), and anyone with questions is encouraged to contact us – 919-664-8333, or by e-mail at communications@pinecone.org.

 


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