On Saturday, Nov. 18, the Santa Rosa Band of the Lower Muscogee Tribe will open its new cultural center on the first day of its 2023 Creek Festival. It has distributed about 7,600 festival tickets free to students in Santa Rosa County schools, hoping to encourage the students and their families to visit the center, which incorporates state-of-the-art displays to tell the story of an ancient people.
Large portraits of five important Creek leaders cover a wall in the Santa Rosa Band of the Lower Muscogee council house on Willard Norris Road. Dan Helms, chief of the Santa Rosa Band, poses with images of, from left, William McIntosh, Selocta Chinnabby, Yoholo Micco, Opothle Yahola and Me-Na-Wa.
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