• Three Native Americans in white.


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  • December 13, 2019 | 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Location: Cherokee National History Museum
  • Join us Friday, Dec. 13 for "Christmas on the Square," a special holiday event happening on the grounds of the Cherokee National History Museum in historic downtown Tahlequah. A variety of festive activities will take place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Outside at the Gazebo, take your family photos with Santa Claus, plus enjoy free cookies and hot chocolate. Inside the Cherokee National...



  • DEC 10, 2019 — DEC 28, 2019
  • Location: Cherokee National Supreme Court Museum
  • Join us for The First Cherokee Christmas Exhibit December 10-28, 2019 at the Cherokee National Supreme Court Museum in Tahlequah, OK. The exhibit features natural decorations and Moravian displays that were common in 1805, the year of the first Christmas celebration in Cherokee Nation.

  • NOW — JAN 31, 2020
  • Location: Cherokee National History Museum
  • Cecil Dick: Father of Cherokee Art is an exhibit on Cherokee artist, Cecil Dick. Dick was born in Oklahoma in 1915 to a traditional Cherokee home. When he became an orphan, he was sent to boarding schools where he had to learn English. In 1932, the superintendent of his boarding school noticed Dick’s artistic abilities and arranged for him to attend the Santa...
Old Settler Capital at Tahlonteeskee

  • NOW — JAN 31, 2020
  • Location: Sequoyah's Cabin Museum
  • Tahlequah became the official capital of Cherokee Nation in 1839, but it wasn’t the first Cherokee capital in Indian Territory.

Tahlonteeskee became the Old Settler capital of Cherokee Nation in Indian Territory from 1828 - 1839 and is considered the oldest governmental capital in Oklahoma. Located east of Gore, the capital was named after Tahlonteeskee, a...

Four men and a building next to text that reads "Ownership Regained Legacy Preserved Exhibit"

  • NOW — JAN 30, 2020
  • Location: Cherokee National Prison Museum
  • 40 years after Cherokee Nation regained ownership of its government buildings in the 1970s, each location has been restored and reopened as a history museum. Learn how this came to be and the restoration process for each site by visiting the "Ownership Regained, Legacy Preserved" exhibit at the...
Text reading "End of the Trail Exhibit: The Founding of Park Hill"

  • NOW — JAN 1, 2020

  • Location: John Ross Museum
  • Explore a new exhibit examining what happened when the Cherokee people began arriving in Indian Territory after the Trail of Tears. This digital exhibit focuses on the Park Hill area and how it became a settlement that grew into a cultural hub within Cherokee Nation.

The exhibit also reveals how Park Hill got its name, who the original inhabitants were, how missionaries came to the...


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