Cherokee Heritage Center hosting annual Indian Territory Days March 28-29

March 2, 2018

Students get firsthand experience with cultural arts such as finger weaving at the Cherokee Heritage Center during Indian Territory Days.Students get firsthand experience with cultural arts such as finger weaving at the Cherokee Heritage Center during Indian Territory Days.

Students invited to experience Cherokee culture firsthand

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – Area students have the opportunity to spend an interactive day learning about the Cherokee arts, language and lifestyles of the 1890s at the Cherokee Heritage Center during Indian Territory Days on March 28-29.

The annual educational event features a variety of hands-on learning activities for public, private and home-schooled children grades K-12. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., and the event concludes at 2 p.m. each day.

The museum and villages are open for self-directed tours, with demonstrations highlighting the many unique aspects of the time period held throughout the day.

Cultural stations are located throughout the grounds to introduce students to the art of Cherokee pottery making, basket weaving, finger weaving and more. Students are also encouraged to try their hand at cultural games such as blow gun shooting, stickball, marbles and chunkey.

Admission is $5 per student and accompanying adults are $2. School personnel accompanying students are free. Payment can be made to the Cherokee Heritage Center with cash, check, purchase order or credit card. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged.

For more information or to register your class, contact Tonia Weavel at (918) 456-6007, ext. 6161, or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The Cherokee Heritage Center is the premier cultural center for Cherokee tribal history, culture and the arts. It is located at 21192 S. Keeler Drive, Park Hill, Oklahoma.