The Cherokee National Historical Society, Inc. (CNHS) was formed in 1963 by a group of visionary Cherokee citizens who shared a desire to establish a permanent culture-keeping institution for the Cherokee people and in 1964 became a non-profit organization and secured forty-acres near Tahlequah, Oklahoma, on which the Cherokee Heritage Center (CHC) was established. Although CHC works closely with the Cherokee Nation, it remains a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and continues to depend on support from individuals, organizations, and foundations for much of its programming dollars.

Today, the Cherokee Heritage Center includes the Cherokee National Museum, the newly constructed Diligwa, our 1710 Cherokee Village, Adams Corner an Indian Territory period town, the Cherokee National Archives, and the Family Research Center. By becoming a member of the Cherokee National Historical Society, Inc., you will provide direct support to the Cherokee Heritage Center as it fulfills its mission to preserve, promote and teach Cherokee history and culture. You can do your part to help with this vital work and ensure the Cherokee Heritage Center is secure for generations to come.

~Free Admission to the Cherokee Heritage Center for one year
~Membership Card
~10% discount at the Museum Store
~20% discount for any cultural classes offered
~Invitation to all exhibit receptions
~Reduced Genealogy service rates
~Contact our Membership Coordinator at any time at Becky Adair
  • Learner ($25)
 Basic Benefits for valid children through full-time undergraduate students.
  • Elder ($30)
 Basic Benefits for a full year for individuals 55 years old and older.
  • Adult ($40) Basic Benefits for a full year.
  • Family ($75) 
Basic benefits plus museum admittance for four throughout the year.
  • Mentor ($250) Basic benefits of Family membership plus one copy of a Cherokee Heritage Press Book.

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