INDIAN TERRITORY DAYS
March 31 and April 1, 2016
Children will enjoy an outdoor classroom lesson in Cherokee culture during Indian Territory Days at the Cherokee Heritage Center. A variety of activities related to Cherokee lifestyle during the 1890’s will be presented to school aged children. Hands on participation in Cherokee cultural games such as blow gun shooting, stickball playing, marbles and chunkey will be presented. Demonstrations in pottery making, basket weaving and finger weaving will show children the unique Cherokee lifestyle of this time period. Other cultural stations will introduce children to period toys and games, the Cherokee language, and storytellers will feature Cherokee lore. Museum and villages are open for self directed tours. This event provides a great learning adventure for public, private and home schooled children.
Grades K-12 are welcome. Students are encouraged to participate in all stations. If seven of ten stations are visited, the student will receive a special incentive gift.
Admission is $5 per student. Accompanying adults are not charged. Payment can be made to the Cherokee Heritage Center with cash, check, Purchase Order or credit card. Pre registration is strongly encouraged.
The event will begin at 10 a.m. and conclude at 2 p.m. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. The same program is presented each day. Groups can stay as long or short as their schedule allows.
Ample picnic tables are available for those bringing a lunch. The Murrell Home, one half mile south, also has picnic and playground areas.
Concessions (drinks and candy) will be available. Face painting is offered at $1 per design. The Museum Store Gift Shop has many age appropriate choices for purchase.
The event will be held rain or shine. A rain plan is established to allow the students to still enjoy many of the stations
There is plenty of parking for school buses and private vehicles.
Registration and questions can be addressed to Tonia Weavel at (918) 456-6007, ext. 6161 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ANCIENT CHEROKEE DAYS
October 6 and 7, 2016
Students will step 300 years into the past and experience life in a Cherokee village during Ancient Cherokee Days. By participating in activities, games, and living history, children will discover Cherokee culture firsthand.
Registration is recommended. Please call (888) 999-6007 or e-mail Education Dept.
CHEROKEE HERITAGE FESTIVAL
November 3 and 4, 2016
Students will enjoy experiential learning about Cherokee culture throughout the ages.