Cherokee Heritage Center hosting annual Indian Territory Days March 28-29

Students get firsthand experience with cultural arts such as basket weaving at the Cherokee Heritage Center during Indian Territory Days.Photo courtesy: Cherokee Heritage Center

Students invited to experience Cherokee culture firsthand

Event Announcement

Cherokee Heritage Center

Area students have the opportunity to spend an interactive day learning about the Cherokee arts, language and lifestyles of the 1890s at the Cherokee Heritage Center during Indian Territory Days on March 28-29.

The annual educational event features a variety of hands-on learning activities for public, private and home-schooled children grades K-12. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., and the event concludes at 2 p.m. each day.

The museum and villages are open for self-directed tours, with demonstrations highlighting the many unique aspects of the time period held throughout the day.

Cultural stations are located throughout the grounds to introduce students to the art of Cherokee pottery making, basket weaving, finger weaving and more. Students are also encouraged to try their hand at cultural games such as blow gun shooting, stickball, marbles, and chunkey.

Admission is $7 per student and accompanying adults are $2. School personnel accompanying students are free. Payment can be made to the Cherokee Heritage Center with cash, check, purchase order, or credit card. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged.

For more information or to register your class, contact Tonia Weavel at (918) 456-6007, ext. 6161, or by email at tonia-weavel@cherokee.org.

The Cherokee Heritage Center is the premier cultural center for Cherokee tribal history, culture, and the arts. It is located at 21192 S. Keeler Drive, Park Hill, Oklahoma.

About Cherokee Heritage Center

The Cherokee Heritage Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is the premier cultural center for Cherokee history, culture, and the arts. Located in the heart of the Cherokee Nation in Park Hill, Oklahoma, it was established in 1963 by the Cherokee National Historical Society to preserve, promote, and teach Cherokee history and culture.

For more information, please visit www.CherokeeHeritage.org.

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