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!! Upcoming Events !!

Be sure to mark your calendars for these great opportunities to learn and experience Cherokee culture.
Unless otherwise noted, admission will be free to our museum location holding the event on the event day.



Cherokee Days:
When: March 31 - April 02, 2017
Where: National Museum of the American Indian
Admission Fee: Standard

Cherokee Nation, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, and the United Keetoowah Band join together to present a Cherokee Festival in Washington D.C.! There will be a dignitary dinner which will kick off festivities. Two days of demonstrations, storytelling, game playing, kids activities, retail selling, etc.

Be sure to stop by if you are in the D.C. area this weekend!



Culture Series

When: April 21st, 2017
Where: John Ross Museum

Join us for a this brown bag lunch discussion over the 130th year anniversary of when the Original Cherokee National Female Seminary building at Park Hill, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory, was destroyed by fire; April 10, 1887.

Preservation Series

When: May 4 - 5th, 2017
Where: Tahlequah Public Cemetery
Price: $45.00

Learn about gravestone preservation by instructor Jonathan Appell in a joint partnership with Preservation OK and Saline Preservation Association. Lunch will be provided, but attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair.
Registration through Preservation OK website: www.preservationok.org

Cherokee Advocate Oddities

When: May 5th - November 24th, 2017
Where: Cherokee National Supreme Court Museum the former home of the Cherokee Advocate newspaper

READ ALL ABOUT IT!! Oddities as reported in the Cherokee Advocate. From giant eagles to lost dogs, the Advocate printed all kinds of odds and ends happening in the Cherokee Nation from 1844-1906. This exhibit will feature panels with quotes from the Cherokee Advocate newspaper, as well as a photo station where you can place yourself into one of the odd stories and print it out to take home.


Stories on the Square

When: June 7th, 14th, 21st, & 28th
and also July 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th at 10 a.m.
Where: Cherokee Nation Capitol Square Gazebo

Listen as Cherokee citizen Janelle Adair tells traditional Cherokee tales each Wednesday in June and July!

**PLEASE NOTE: Event days and times are subject to change or be cancelled. All efforts will be made to inform of any changes or cancellations.
$0.00

Make Your Own Moccasins - March 11th, 2017

Class teaches you how to make your own set of traditional pucker toe moccasins.
Seating is limited to 15 people and RSVP is required! Confirmation letter will be sent that you will need to show the day of class.
Materials will be provided.

When:
March 11th, 2017 10 A.M. - 2 P.M.
Be sure to bring a sack lunch!
Where: Cherokee National Prison Museum
124 E. Choctaw St. Tahlequah, OK 74464

Please note that if you register for this class and do not receive a confirmation letter by the day of the class you will need to pick up your confirmation letter(s) at:
Cherokee Nation Gift Shop
17725 S. Muskogee Ave.
Tahlequah, OK 74464

You must register no later than 4:00 P.M. CT on March 9th, 2017 to participate in this class.

$35.00

Make Your Own Moccasins - July 15th, 2017

Class teaches you how to make your own set of traditional pucker toe moccasins.
Seating is limited to 15 people and RSVP is required! Confirmation letter will be sent that you will need to show the day of class.
Materials will be provided.

When:
July 15th, 2017 10 A.M. - 2 P.M.
Be sure to bring a sack lunch!

Where: Cherokee National Prison Museum
124 E. Choctaw St. Tahlequah, OK 74464

Please note that if you register for this class and do not receive a confirmation letter by the day of the class you will need to pick up your confirmation letter(s) at:
Cherokee Nation Gift Shop
17725 S. Muskogee Ave.
Tahlequah, OK 74464

You must register no later than 4:00 P.M. CT on July 13th, 2017 to participate in this class.

$35.00

Make Your Own Moccasins - October 7th, 2017

Class teaches you how to make your own set of traditional pucker toe moccasins.

Seating is limited to 15 people and RSVP is required!
Confirmation letter will be sent that you will need to show the day of class.
Materials will be provided.

When: October 7, 2017 10 A.M. - 2 P.M.
Be sure to bring a sack lunch!

Where: Cherokee National Prison Museum 124 E. Choctaw St. Tahlequah, OK 74464

Please note that if you register for this class and do not receive a confirmation letter by the day of the class you will need to pick up your confirmation letter(s) at: Cherokee Nation Gift Shop
17725 S. Muskogee Ave.
Tahlequah, OK 74464


You must register no later than 4:00 P.M. CT on October 5th, 2017 to participate in this class.

$35.00

Make Your Own Moccasins - Nov 4th, 2017

Class teaches you how to make your own set of traditional pucker toe moccasins.
Seating is limited to 15 people and RSVP is required! Confirmation letter will be sent that you will need to show the day of class.
Materials will be provided.

When:
Nov. 4th, 2017 10 A.M. - 2 P.M.
Be sure to bring a sack lunch!
Where: Cherokee National Prison Museum
124 E. Choctaw St. Tahlequah, OK 74464

Please note that if you register for this class and do not receive a confirmation letter by the day of the class you will need to pick up your confirmation letter(s) at:
Cherokee Nation Gift Shop
17725 S. Muskogee Ave.
Tahlequah, OK 74464

You must register no later than 4:00 P.M. CT on Nov. 2th, 2017 to participate in this class.

$35.00