Special Events

"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: July 14th, October 6th, and November 10th
Where: Cherokee National Prison Museum

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


Stories on the Square

When: June 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th and July 11th, 18th, and 25th

Where: Cherokee National Peace Pavilion, Tahlequah

Join us each Wednesday in June and July (except the 4th of July) as our fantastic storytellers, Janelle Adair and/or Robert Lewis, engage in one of the oldest Cherokee traditions when she tells a new Cherokee legend each week that is sure to enthrall and, most importantly, depart a life lesson to its audience members.
Great for younger generations, but still enjoyable for all!


The Letters of John Ross

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

Where: John Ross Museum

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

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

Where: Cherokee National Prison Museum

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.
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