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Explore fascinating, new exhibits at every Cherokee Nation museum and enjoy free admission during Cherokee National Holiday
AUG. 31 – SEPT. 2, 2018; 10 AM – 4 PM

Explore fascinating exhibits at Cherokee Nation museums and enjoy free admission during the 66th annual Cherokee National Holiday, held Aug. 31 - Sept. 2.

The Cherokee National Prison Museum hosts the "Cherokee Prison: Post Statehood" exhibit, which takes a look at how the Cherokee National Prison fared as a modern-day jail once it was purchased by Cherokee County in the 20th century. 

At the Cherokee National Supreme Court Museum, learn more about one of the largest peace gatherings in Native American history by experiencing the "1843 Cherokee Peace Council" exhibit.

Located near the Cherokee Heritage Center, the John Ross Museum features "The Letters of John Ross," a new exhibit showcasing some of John Ross' most intimate and powerful writings. 

If you're in the mood for a day trip during Holiday weekend, discover "The Saltworks of Sequoyah​" exhibit at Sequoyah's Cabin Museum. This exhibit explores the saltworks operation Sequoyah, inventor of the Cherokee Syllabary, ran along Lee's Creek near present-day Sallisaw.

The Cherokee National Holiday has been observed annually since 1953, commemorating the signing of the 1839 Cherokee Constitution. With an exciting array of entertainment, cultural and athletic events, it has grown into one of the largest festivals in Oklahoma, attracting more than 100,000 visitors from across the world. 

All four museums are open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.