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John Ross—The Early Years

END OF THE TRAIL EXHIBIT: THE FOUNDING OF PARK HILL
JOHN ROSS MUSEUM
MAY 3 - JAN. 1, 2020; 10 AM - 4 PM

The John Ross Museum​ proudly presents "End of the Trail Exhibit: The Founding of Park Hill," a new exhibit taking a look back at what happened after the Trail of Tears, when the Cherokee people began arriving to Indian Territory. This digital exhibit focuses on the Park Hill area and how it became a settlement that grew into a cultural hub within Cherokee Nation. 

"End of the Trail Exhibit: The Founding of Park Hill" discusses how Park Hill got its name, who the original inhabitants where, how missionaries came to the area and how many of the Cherokee elite ended up settling in the community. Five main topics guide visitors through the digital exhibit along with an interactive map that provides users with more information about historic sites in Park Hill. 

The exhibit is featured through Jan. 1, 2020, in the John Ross Museum. Housed in former Rural School 51, the museum gives visitors a look into the life and leadership of the great Cherokee, John Ross. He was Principal Chief of Cherokee Nation for more than 30 years during some of the tribe's most trying times, including the Trail of Tears. 

The John Ross Museum​ is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum is located at 22366 S. 530 Road in Park Hill, Oklahoma. 

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