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Revisit the Past

NOVEMBER 2017 Friday 10th at 7:30 PM, Saturday 11th at 7:30 PM & Sunday 12th Matinee 2:30 PM at BRAINERD HIGH SCHOOL in Chattanooga,TN. Tickets/  Online Box Office:   www.eventbrite.com/e/the-brainerd-mission-project-the-trail…  The Original Musical Drama Event, THE TRAIL WAS A CIRCLE was presented to standing ovations. This Historic Bicentennial Production  used music, film and drama to allow theatergoers to step back in time to Chattanooga in the early 1800’s. It told the courageous Story of a small group of Teachers at a unique Mission Trade School located midtown in Chattanooga next to the Chickamauga Cherokee Village. Risking everything, these Educators stood for human dignity and civil rights against the gathering storms of the Indian Removal Act. Called “Chattanooga’s finest hour”, their heroic, almost unknown Story, serves as a shining example of what is the very best in the American Heart.

Tell the Story

The Old Cherokee Mission School in Brainerd was opened for the education and service to all people Red, Black and White. This remarkable School soon became the scene of one of America’s greatest stories of courage, unity and civil rights. The location of the School placed it dead center in the political firestorm that lead to the tragic Trail of Tears. American icons like Davy Crockett, Andrew Jackson, Chiefs John Ross and Pathkiller, Sam Houston, Sequoyah, Samuel Worcester, Daniel Butrick, Elizur Butler and Others all became part of this incredible unfolding Drama in Midtown Chattanooga.

You can help!

With future productions you can continue help us tell the inspiring Story of these courageous Educators that risked all by being beaten, chained and imprisoned for truth and justice. Despite of this and largely unknown to History, some of them packed up their wives and children and joined their Cherokee Friends on the brutal Trail of Tears, faithfully recording every detail of that horrific and shameful moment in American History. Like them you can help us share this truthful Story by joining us in production, performance, publicizing and tax deductible donations.

See our Fundraising page for more information.