Cherokee Nation celebrates reopening of Sequoyah’s Cabin Museum in Sallisaw

June 26, 2017

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WHAT:
Reopening of Sequoyah’s Cabin Museum

WHEN:
Thursday, June 29
11:00 a.m.

WHERE:
Sequoyah’s Cabin
Highway 101, 7 miles east of Highway 59
Sallisaw, OK 74955

WHO:
Cherokee Nation Deputy Principal Chief S. Joe Crittenden
Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr.
Cherokee Nation Chief of Staff Chuck Hoskin
Cherokee Nation Tribal Council

SALLISAW, Okla. – Cherokee Nation is opening Sequoyah’s Cabin Museum after acquiring the historic property from the Oklahoma Historical Society late last year. The popular tourist attraction was the home of legendary statesman and inventor of Cherokee syllabary, Sequoyah.

Prior to reopening the site under Cherokee Nation management, the popular tourist attraction received much-needed repairs and renovations.

The cabin was constructed by Sequoyah in 1829 and welcomes more than 12,000 visitors each year. It was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1966 and a National Literary Landmark in 2006. The homestead includes a one-room cabin and nearly 200 acres.

Cherokee Nation took ownership from the Oklahoma Historical Society in November 2016 when the state of Oklahoma was no longer able to operate and maintain the site due to budget cuts.