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Stories on the Square
STORIES ON THE SQUARE
CHEROKEE NATIONAL CAPITOL
JUNE 7 - JULY 26, 2017
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. 
 
Each Wednesday, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., storyteller Janelle Adair and special guest storytellers will offer traditional Cherokee stories on the grounds of the Cherokee National Capitol​* in Tahlequah. 
 
These events are free and open to the public. 
 
Come, visit Cherokee Nation and be a part of this experience that is uniquely Cherokee.
 
July 19 
July 26 

Directly after Stories on the Square each Wednesday from 11 am to noon, all children are invited to attend a free make & take craft class at the Cherokee National Prison Museum.
 
Make & Take schedule

Mini Stickball Sticks (June 28): Make your own miniature stickball sticks.​

Clay medallions (July 5): Kids can color their own clay medallion.  Each medallion has a cultural image and can be made in to a necklace or an ornament.

Syllabary Color Sheets and Cherokee Garden Rocks (July 12): The color sheets have an picture with the syllabary below; kids can paint southeast tribal designs on their own Garden Rocks.

Clay beads (July 19): Learn how to make beads out of clay that can then be made in to a traditional Cherokee bracelet or necklace.

Mini Stickball Sticks (July 26): Make your own miniature stickball sticks.
 
Cherokee National Capitol Square is located at 101 S. Muskogee Ave. in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.​​
 
*In the event of inclement weather, Stories on the Square will be moved to the Cherokee National Prison Museum, located at 124 E. Choctaw St.