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End of the Trail: 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 area and how many of the Cherokee elite ended up settling in the community. Visitors are guided through the digital exhibit along with an interactive map that provides users with more information about historic sites in Park Hill.

The John Ross Museum in Park Hill, OK is open Tuesday - Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.