Special Events

"Make Your Own Moccasins" Classes Will Be Available for Sign Up Beginning November 27th!

Display per page

!! 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.




Make Your Own Moccasins Class

When: March 9th, July 13th, and November 9th
Where: Cherokee National Prison Museum - Tahlequah, OK

This limited seating class sales out FAST so be sure to check our special events page for pricing and dates!



Beadwork for Moccasins Class

When: May 4th and October 5th

Where: Cherokee National Prison Museum - Tahlequah, OK

A new class that shows participants how to apply beadwork to moccasins!
Seating is limited to 15 people each class and an RSVP is required! Be sure to reserve a spot today by checking out the details on our Special Events page!





Blue Star Museums

When: May 18th, 2019 - September 2nd, 2019

Where: Cherokee Nation Museums and Cherokee Heritage Center and Museum

Cherokee Nation museums will be participating in the Blue Star Museums program - a collaboration between the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and the U.S. Department of Defense to provide free admission to active duty military and their families to more than 2,000 museums across the nation all summer long.
Active duty military and their families can enjoy free admission to the Cherokee Nation Heritage Center, John Ross Museum, Cherokee National Supreme Court Museum, Cherokee National Prison Museum, Sequoyah's Cabin Museum and the (soon to open) Cherokee National History Museum during these dates as a way to recognize, honor, and thank them for their contributions and patriotic service to our nation.


Stories on the Square

When: June 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th AND July 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st

Where: Cherokee Nation Peace Pavilion - Tahlequah, OK

Come and listen as various storytellers tell a traditional Cherokee story at the Cherokee National Peace Pavilion every Wednesday in June and July at 10am. Scavenger hunts will be offered to our guests after each session at our museum locations. A hands-on activity will also be offered after stories in the Pavilion.


Where Has Your Flag Flow Exhibit (Regular Admission Price)

When: June 14th, 2019

Where: Cherokee National Supreme Court Museum - Tahlequah, OK

WHERE HAS YOUR FLAG FLOWN? This exhibit will take a look at the history of flags and why they are important - with a focus on the history of the Cherokee National Flag. Where it came from, what the designs mean, and where it has been flown across the globe will all be part of the exhibit. From the capital of Cherokee Nation to Afghanistan and beyond, this exhibit allows visitors to learn about Cherokee flag history and symbolism, as well as interact by sharing their pictures of where they've flown their flags.


40th Anniversary of Regained Ownership Exhibit (Regular Admission Price)

When: July 12th, 2019

Where: Cherokee National Prison Museum - Tahlequah, OK

40th ANNIVERSARY OF REGAINED OWNERSHIP will take a look at three buildings Cherokee Nation regained ownership of in 1979 and what has happened to them since then. Was the prison really an office space? Did people really live at the Supreme Court building? This exhibit will explore the many lives our places had.



Cherokee National Treasures Student Art Show


When: July 20th, 2019

Where: Cherokee Nation Ballroom

Come see what the students for 2019 of the Cherokee National Treasures Mentors have learned as they display their works during this free event. Art show will be from 12pm-2pm with light refreshments provided.


Old Settler Capitol at Tahlonteeskee Exhibit (Regular Admission Price)

When: August 2nd, 2019

Where: Sequoyah's Cabin - Sallisaw, OK

Tahlequah became the official Capitol Nation in 1839, but it wasn't the first Cherokee Capitol in Indian Territory. Tahlonteeskee, named after the Old Settler Cherokee Chief, was established in 1828 in Indian Territory when the Cherokees moved to the area. It served as council grounds and the center of the Old Settler/western Cherokee government. Where was it? Who was it named for? What happened there? Learn more about this lesser known Cherokee capitol.


Cherokee National Holiday

When: August 30th - September 1st, 2019

Where: Tahlequah, OK

Come one, come all to the 67th Cherokee National Holiday celebration in the capital of the Cherokee Nation! Enjoy a weekend full of art, music, history, traditional games, competitions, inter-tribal pow-wows, fellowship, friendship, reconnections, and of course...food!
Also during the three day celebration you can enjoy FREE ADMISSION to FIVE Cherokee museums: Cherokee National Supreme Court Museum, Cherokee National Prison Museum, Cherokee National History Museum (Coming Soon!), John Ross Museum, and Sequoyah's Cabin Museum.


**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

Bead Your Own Moccasins - October 5th, 2019

Class teaches applying beadwork to moccasins by using the two needle appliqué stitch. Participants will be shown how to add beads to the toe of their moccasins and how to edge the flaps.
Seating is limited to 10 people and RSVP is required!

MUST BRING YOUR OWN MOCCASINS.
Beading materials will be provided.


When: October 5th, 2019 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 3rd, 2019 to participate in this class.

$45.00