TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – Cherokee Nation is encouraging families to spend spring break embracing Cherokee history, art and culture. The tribe is hosting free, family-friendly activities throughout the week at its museum locations, including hands-on activities and a scavenger hunt.
Activities vary by location and date.
Thursday, March 16 – Hands-on, make-and-take cultural art projects:
- Clay medallions at Cherokee National History Museum, located at 101 S. Muskogee Ave.
- Paper gorgets at Cherokee National Prison Museum, located at 124 E. Choctaw St.
- Garden rocks at Cherokee National Supreme Court Museum, located at 122 E. Keetoowah St.
- Corn husk flowers at the John Ross Museum, located at 22366 S. 530 Road in Park Hill.
- Paper weaving at Saline Courthouse Museum, located at 55870 S. 490 Road in Rose.
- Soapstone pendants at Sequoyah’s Cabin Museum, located at 470288 Highway 101 in Sallisaw.
The Cherokee History Scavenger Hunt is hosted March 14-18 at various Cherokee Nation museums. The activity can be downloaded at https://www.visitcherokeenation.com/events-and-exhibits/cherokee-history-scavenger-hunt, and those who complete the scavenger hunt will receive a special prize at their final destination.
The tribe is also hosting two presentations related to its current exhibit, “We are Cherokee: Cherokee Freedmen and the Right to Citizenship.” The Cherokee Freedmen history presentations are offered at the Cherokee Nation Anna Mitchell Cultural & Welcome Center in Vinita on March 16 from 1-4 p.m. and at the Cherokee National History Museum on March 18 from 1-4 p.m. The presentations are led by genealogist Nicka Sewell-Smith.
For information on Cherokee Nation Cultural Tourism, including museum operations, please visit www.VisitCherokeeNation.com.