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Cherokee National Treasure Tommy Wildcat speaks to a group of visitors at the Cherokee Heritage Center in Park Hill, Okla.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
​Every day is cheri​shed as a unique event within the Cherokee Nation. And every month, there is a new and exciting reason to visit!



E
nd of the Trail Exhibit: The Founding of Park Hill
John Ross Museum
May 3, 2019 - January 1, 2020; 10 a​m - 4 pm


The John Ross Museum proudly presents "End of the Trail Exhibit: The Founding of Park Hill." The exhibit focuses on what happened after the Trail of Tears, particuarly the Park Hill area and how it became a settlement that grew into a cultural hub within Cherokee Nation. 


Where Has Your Flag Flown?
Cherokee National Supreme Court Museum
June 14, 2019 - January 31, 2020; 10 a​m - 4 pm

From the capital of Cherokee Nation to Afghanistan, the "Where Has Your Flag Flown?" exhibit allows visitors to learn about the history of the modern flag of Cherokee Nation and the various symbolisms represented within the flag. Visitors also will learn about previous flags Cherokee Nation has used throughout history and where the modern flag has traveled with Cherokee citizens around the world.


Stories on the Square
Cherokee National Peace Pavilion
July 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31, 2019; 10 a​m - 12 pm

Before Sequoyah introduced his "talking leaves" writing system, generations of Cherokees passed down family heritage and culture through the art of storytelling. Now, we are sharing that long-held tradition with our Stories on the Square event series. 


Ownership Regained, Legacy Preserved 
Cherokee National Prison Museum
July 12, 2019 - January 30, 2020; 10 am - 4 pm
 

40 years after Cherokee Nation regained ownership of its government buildings in the 1970s, each location has been restored and reopened as a history museum. Learn how this came to be, and the restoration process for each site by visiting the "Ownership Regained, Legacy Preserved" exhibit at the Cherokee National Prison Museum.


Old Settler Capital at Tahlonteeskee
Sequoyah's Cabin Museum
August 2, 2019; 10 a​m - 4 pm


Tahlequah became the official capital of Cherokee Nation in 1829, but it wasn't the first Cherokee capital in Indian Territory. Learn more about Tahlonteeskee, the council grounds and center of the Old Settler/western Cherokee government in this new exhibit at Sequoyah's Cabin Museum in Sallisaw, Oklahoma. 


Cherokee National Holiday Free Museum Admission
All Cherokee Nation Museums
August 30 - Sept. 1, 2019; 10 a​m - 4 pm


Explore fascinating new exhibits and enjoy free admission at the Cherokee National Supreme Court Museum, Cherokee National Prison Museum, Cherokee National History Museum, John Ross Museum and Sequoyah's Cabin Museum during the 67th annual Cherokee National Holiday, held Labor Day weekend in Tahlequah, the heart of Cherokee Nation.


Cherokee Day
Eastern Trails Museum 
September 21, 2019; 10 a​m - 1 pm


The 4th annual Cherokee Day is returning to the historic town of Vinita, Oklahoma. Meet Cherokee artists and enjoy a variety of cultural festivities celebrating the infuence Cherokee Nation has had on Craig County at the Eastern Trails Museum. 


Moccasin Beadwork Class
Cherokee National Prison Museum 
October 5, 2019; 10 a​m - 2 pm

Join us at the Cherokee National Prison Museum Oct. 5 to learn how to add beadwork to traditional Cherokee pucker-toe moccasins. For $45, we'll supply the instructor and all the materials you'll need. Guests are encouraged to bring a sack lunch, as the class runs through lunchtime. Class sizes are limited to the first 15 people, so reserve your spot today by visiting CherokeeGiftShop.com


Cherokee Art Market
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa
October 12 - 13, 2019; 10 a​m - 5 pm


Don't miss the 14th annual Cherokee Art Market, held Oct. 12 & 13 at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa. This event is one of the largest Native American art markets in Oklahoma and features 150 elite Native American artists representing 50 different tribes from across the Unites States, displaying the finest Native American artwork including beadwork, pottery, painting, basketry, sculputres, textiles and more. The two-day event also will feature live art demonstrations. 


Fall Break Make & Take
All Cherokee Nation Museums
October 17, 2019; 10 a​m - 4 pm


This fall break, the whole family can create, learn, play and explore Cherokee culture together at each of our  Cherokee Nation museums for free during our Fall Break Make & Take event. Cherokee Nation museums include the Cherokee National Supreme Court Museum, Cherokee National Prison Museum, Cheorkee National History Museum, John Ross Museum and Sequoyah's Cabin Museum. Each museum features a unique cultural craft. 


Moccasin Making Class - SOLD OUT 
Cherokee National Prison Museum 
November 9, 2019; 10 a​m - 2 pm

Join us at the Cherokee National Prison Museum Nov. 9 to make your own traditional pair of pucker-toe moccasins. For $35, we'll supply the instructor and all the materials you'll need to make a pair of moccasins for yourself or someone special. Guests are encouraged to bring a sack lunch, as the class runs through lunchtime.


Rock Your Moc Week
Nationwide
November 11 - 16, 2019


Beginning Nov. 11, Native Americans across the globe will be wearing their moccasins to work, school or just casually to celebrate Rock Your Mocs week. This year's week-long event is Nov. 11  - 16. Be sure to post pictures of you rocking your mocs to our Facebook page or tag us on Instagram. For more information about Rock Your Mocs week, visit the Rock Your Mocs Facebook page or Twitter accout. 


The First Cherokee Christmas
Cherokee National Supreme Court Museum
December 6, 2019; 10 a​m - 4 pm


Use this holiday season to experience "The First Cherokee Christmas" at the Cherokee National Supreme Court Museum. This special exhibit features natural decorations and Moravian displays that were common in 1805, the year of the first Christmas celebration in Cherokee Nation. 


Christmas on the Square
Cherokee National Capitol
December 6, 2019


Join us Friday, Dec. 6 for "Christmas on the Square," a special holiday event happening at the Cherokee National Capitol Square in historic downtown Tahlequah. A variety of festive activities and entertainment will take place throughout the evening.