Adams Corner Rural Village is a collection of seven buildings representing Cherokee life in the 1890s before Oklahoma statehood. A self-guided tour of the rural village is part of the offerings of general admission to the Cherokee Heritage Center.

The replicated small settlement officially opened June 15, 1979. At first glance, 1890s community life appears to be tranquil to our modern eyes. Yet, the era was actually a turbulent time as had been several other threatening decades such as the 1830s with the Cherokee Trail of Tears, and the 1860s with the Civil War as experienced by the Cherokee Nation.  The Adams Corner General Store offers old-fashioned products and shows how important such a full-service merchandise operation was to people far from railroads and cities. There are three residences in Adams Corner Rural Village with one representing a Traditional Log Cabin and the other two being frame homes: Storekeeper’s House and the Weaver’s Cottage.Additionally there are the One-Room Swimmer School House, the New Hope Church, and the Smokehouse. Visitors can also see a well, a garden, and a water pump. Adjacent Nofire Farms has livestock from the era in the form of horses, cattle, and chickens.

NEW ~ Cherokee Life in the 1890 Coloring Book

Cherokee Life 1890

Cherokee Life in 1890

Join Jistu (rabbit) as he takes you through Cherokee life in the 1890’s while teaching you the Cherokee language. Color your way through Cherokee schools, gardening, music, family, friends and so much more.

Enjoy original art by Cherokee artist Robert Lewis and learn over 20 Cherokee words while bringing color to Cherokee history. Also enjoy a  word search and matching game.

Special thanks to Karen Cooper for organizing the book and Noksi Press for their sponsorship

Books are $5.00 plus $2.00 S/H.
Contact our Museum Store to Purchase. 918-456-6007 ex 6154.