PCI opens museum

Published 8:22 pm Monday, October 29, 2012

The newly opened PCI museum is full of art, relics and interactive displays, showcasing the history of the local tribe.

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians Museum doesn’t use the slogan ‘we make history come alive,’ but there is vividness in the details that might make such a statement true.

On Saturday, Oct. 27, the Poarch Creek Band of Indians celebrated the grand opening of the museum with a ribbon cutting at 9 a.m. Tours were offered following the ceremony around 10 a.m. Later, at 11:30 a.m. a memorial festival was held at the Pow Wow Grounds commemorating the late Chief Calvin McGhee, who is featured prominently at the museum.
While giving an official statement, the public relations coordinator at Wind Creek, Megan Young said, “This is truly a momentous occasion.”

The three PCI princesses were on hand for the ceremony and Senior Princess, Breiah C. Adams, did the honors of officially cutting the ribbon.

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Tribal Council Treasurer Robert McGhee was also on hand to speak to the significance of the museum’s opening, echoing many of the same sentiments as Young.

For the complete story, see the Wednesday, Oct. 31 edition of The Atmore Advance.