“Stories on the Square” returns in June

June 1, 2017

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Cherokee Nation Cultural Tourism hosting storytelling series at Cherokee National Capitol

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – Cherokee Nation Cultural Tourism is offering free, family-friendly storytelling events on Wednesdays in June. The one-hour program is hosted under the gazebo at the Cherokee National Capitol starting at 10 a.m.

“Storytelling is such an important part of Cherokee culture and a great way for us to share our history with others,” said Travis Owens, director of cultural tourism for Cherokee Nation Businesses. “This series features a variety of stories and speakers and promises to be both fun and engaging for all ages.”

Each week Stories on the Square will conclude with a different hands-on activity or craft. The make-and-take activity schedule is below:

June 7 – Clay medallions

June 14 – Syllabary coloring sheets and Cherokee garden rocks

June 21– Clay beads

June 28– Mini stickball sticks

The Cherokee National Capitol is located at 129 S. Muskogee Ave. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be moved to the Cherokee National Prison Museum, located at 124 E. Choctaw St.

Attendees will receive free admission to the Cherokee National Supreme Court Museum and the Cherokee National Prison Museum following the program.

For information on Cherokee Nation Cultural Tourism, including museum operations, please call (877) 779-6977 or visit www.VisitCherokeeNation.com.