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

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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.




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!


Spring Break Make n' Take

When: March 21st, 10am-4pm
Looking for something fun and entertaining for the kids during Spring Break?! We have four museums that would be happy to help with their own unique Spring Break Make n' Take sessions!
Design your own mini gourds at the Cherokee National Prison Museum, make corn husk flowers at the Cherokee National Supreme Court museum, use recycled egg cartons to make turtles out at the John Ross Museum, and craft your own finger puppets at Sequoyah's Cabin!
An added bonus is that both admission and crafts will be FREE!!


CAM Youth Art Show (Regular Admission Price)

When: April 5th, 2019 (Awards reception on April 6th)

Where: Cherokee Heritage Center and Museum - Tahlequah, OK


Trail of Tears Art Show & Sale (Regular Admission Price)

When: April 8th, 2019 - May 5th, 2019

Where: Cherokee Heritage and Museum - Tahlequah, OK

Enjoy and purchase authentic Native American artwork presented in one of the country's most prestigious inter-tribal art shows.


Cherokee Days

When: April 11th, 2019 - April 14th, 2019

Where: National Museum of the American Indian - Washington, D.C.

Come join as the Cherokee Nation, United Keetoowah Band, and Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians join together to present a Cherokee festival in Washington D.C. A dignitary dinner will kick off festivities, followed by two days of demonstrations, storytelling, retail selling, kids activities, and more!


Preservation Series: Gravestone Preservation and Restoration Workshop

When: May 2nd & 3rd, 2019

Where: Tahlequah City Cemetery - Tahlequah, OK

Participants will learn how to preserve and restore headstones during this presentation by Jonathan Appell in joint partnership with Preservation OK.
Cost is $45 and registration is done by visiting www.preservationok.org. Lunch is provided and participants are encouraged to bring a lawn chair.


End of the Trail Exhibit (Regular Admission Price)

When: May 3rd, 2019

Where: John Ross Museum - Tahlequah, OK

The End of the Trail exhibit looks back at the end of the trail 180 years ago. What happened when removed Cherokee arrived? How did they survive and rebuild their Nation? Emphasis will be placed on John Ross' faction arriving on March 18, 1839 by boat.


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!


Sequoyah Days

When: May 18th, 2019

Where: Sequoyah's Cabin - Sallisaw, OK

Join us for Sequoyah Days and enjoy history, demonstrations, artist, storytelling, cultural activities, and much more as we celebrate a Cherokee hero who gave his people the gift of their own written language! Admission is Free this day!


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.


Letters of John Ross (Regular Admission Price)

When: May 31st, 2018 - Jan 31st, 2019

Where: John Ross Museum - Tahlequah, OK

As a well-educated man and Cherokee, John Ross was often writing correspondences to and with fellow tribesmen. As his influence grew, his letters traveled further afield to political allies and even Presidents of the United States. This exhibit takes a look at how this great statesman’s letters were preserved through time, where they can be found as well as highlighting some of his most powerful writings.


Cherokee Prison: Post Statehood (Regular Admission Price)

When: July 13th, 2018 - January 31st, 2019

Where: Cherokee National Prison Museum - Tahlequah, OK

This exhibit takes a look at what happened to the Cherokee National Prison once it was purchased by Cherokee County and turned into the Cherokee County Prison. From historical information to personal stories of the site, learn how this building, meant to hold the most hardened criminals in Indian Territory, fared as a modern day prison.


**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 - May 4th, 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 15 people and RSVP is required!

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


Please note that beadwork design and color will differ than picture shown.
Confirmation letter will be sent that you will need to show the day of class.

When: May 4th, 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 May 2nd, 2019 to participate in this class.

$45.00

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 15 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

Make Your Own Moccasins - March 9th, 2019

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 9th, 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 March 7th, 2019 to participate in this class.

$35.00

Make Your Own Moccasins - July 13th, 2019

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 13th, 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 July 11th, 2019 to participate in this class.

$35.00

Make Your Own Moccasins - November 9th, 2019

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. 9th, 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 Nov. 7th, 2019 to participate in this class.

$35.00