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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!

The Letters of John Ross Exhibit
John Ross Museum
May 4 - Dec. 29, 2018; 10 am - 4 pm


The John Ross Museum proudly presents "The Letters of John Ross," a new exhibit demonstrating how the great statesman's letters were preserved through time and highlighting some of his most powerful writing.​
 
 
1843 Cherokee Peace Council Exhibit
Cherokee National Supreme Court Museum
June 15 - Nov. 21, 2018; 10 am- 4 pm

This year marks the 175th anniversary of the International Indian Council meeting, where Cherokee Nation invited tribes to convene in Tahlequah, Indian Territory, in peace and friendship. In honor of this important moment in Native American History, the "1843 Cherokee Peace Council Exhibit," is on-display at the Cherokee National Supreme Court Museum. 


Cherokee Prison: Post Statehood
Cherokee National Prison Museum
July 13, 2018 - Jan. 31, 2019; 10 am - 4 pm


With its legacy of holding the most hardened criminals of Indian Territory behind bars, the Cherokee National Prison endured and operated after Oklahoma’s statehood and well into the 20th century. What changed? What stayed the same? ​


The Saltworks of Sequoyah Exhibit
Sequoyah’s Cabin Museum
Aug. 3, 2018- Jan. 31, 2019; 10 am - 4 pm


Experience a new exhibit about an original Cherokee entrepreneur. Learn more about Sequoyah's ingenuity and inventiveness near present day Sallisaw, Oklahoma, and how salt was manufactured.

 
Cherokee National Holiday
Tahlequah, Oklahoma
Aug. 31 - Sept. 2, 2018


Join us for the 66th annual Cherokee National Holiday, a celebration of Cherokee heritage, cultural awareness and reuniting families. With an exciting array of entertainment, cultural and athletic events, Cherokee National Holiday has grown into one of the largest festivals in Oklahoma, attracting more than 100,000 visitors from across the world.

 
Cherokee Nation Holiday Free Admission
All Locations
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, Aug. 31 - Sept. 2.


Cherokee Nation Gift Shop Holiday Art Show
Cherokee Nation Gift Shop Tahlequah
Aug. 31 - Sept. 2, 2018; 10 am - 4 pm


View, shop and chat with a variety of talented Cherokee artists at the Cherokee Nation Gift Shop Holiday Art Show, held during the 66th annual Cherokee National Holiday. 

 
Moccasin Making Class
Cherokee National Prison Museum
Oct. 6, 2018; 10 am - 2 pm


Join us at the Cherokee National Prison Museum on Oct. 6 to make your own moccasins. For $35, we’ll supply the instructor and all the materials you’ll need to make a pair of traditional pucker-toe moccasins for yourself or someone special. Class sizes are limited to the first 15 people, so reserve your spot today by visiting CherokeeGiftShop.com. Don’t forget to bring a sack lunch, as the classes run through lunchtime. 

 
Cherokee Art Market
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa
Oct. 13 & 14, 2018; 10 am - 5 pm


Don’t miss the 13th annual Cherokee Art Market Oct. 13 & 14 at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa. This world class event is one of the largest Native American art markets in the country and features 150 elite Native American artists representing 50 different tribes throughout North America, displaying the finest Native American artwork including beadwork, pottery, painting, basketry, sculptures, textiles and more. 

 
Fall Break Make & Take
All Locations
Oct. 18, 2018; 10 am - 4 pm


Families looking for a fun, educational adventure for their children during fall break should plan to visit Cherokee Nation museums Thursday, Oct. 18, for our Fall Break Make & Take event. During the event, kids can participate in making various cultural crafts at each museum.

  
Fall Break Family Night
Cherokee National Prison Museum
Oct. 18, 2018; Time TBD


Enjoy dinner and an outdoor movie at the Cherokee National Prison Museum. Keep checking for more information about this event that is sure to be fun for the whole family. 

 
Moccasin Making Class
Cherokee National Prison Museum
Nov. 10, 2018; 10 am - 2 pm


Join us at the Cherokee National Prison Museum on Nov. 10 to make your own moccasins. For $35, we’ll supply the instructor and all the materials you’ll need to make a pair of traditional pucker-toe moccasins for yourself or someone special. Class sizes are limited to the first 15 people, so reserve your spot today by visiting CherokeeGiftShop.com. Don’t forget to bring a sack lunch, as the classes run through lunchtime. 

 
Rock Your Mocs
Nation-wide
Nov. 11 - 17, 2018


Beginning Nov. 11, Native Americans across the globe will be wearing their moccasins to work, school or just casually to celebrate the seventh annual Rock Your Mocs event. This year’s week-long event is from Nov. 11 - Nov. 17. When you celebrate the week, be sure to share pictures of you rocking your mocs by posting them on the Visit Cherokee Nation Facebook page.

  
Light Up the Christmas Season
Cherokee National Capitol Square
Dec. 7, 2018; 4 pm - 8 pm


Join us Friday, Dec. 7, for “Light Up the Christmas Season,” a special event happening at Cherokee National Capitol Square. Kids can meet Santa and enjoy activities when the lights come on at dark.

 
The First Cherokee Christmas Exhibit
Cherokee National Supreme Court Museum
Dec. 7 - 29, 2018; 10 am - 4 pm


Join us for this very special holiday exhibit at the Cherokee National Supreme Court Museum. The entire Cherokee National Supreme Court Museum will be decked out in natural decorations common to the year 1805. The Cherokee National Supreme Court Museum is located at 122 E. Keetoowah St. in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.