Published September 17, 2017
TULSA – Enjoy a day of traditional Cherokee art, music and more during Cherokee Day at Gilcrease Museum on Sunday, September 24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“We are pleased to have the opportunity to partner with Gilcrease Museum and engage with Tulsa and surrounding communities,” said Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker. “Anytime we share the history and culture of the Cherokee people, we are doing our part to ensure our tribal heritage not only survives, but thrives, for generations to come. We hope Tulsa and surrounding communities will join us for a fun day celebrating our culture and take time to learn more about the Cherokee people.”
The family-friendly event is free for Cherokee Nation citizens and features live music from the Cherokee National Youth Choir and the Cherokee Adult Choir, as well as flute performances by Cherokee National Treasure Tommy Wildcat. Guests can also enjoy traditional Cherokee stories told by Cherokee National Treasure Robert Lewis.
Cherokee artists will provide a variety of cultural demonstrations, including basketry, beadwork, flint knapping, painting, stone and shell carving, feather capes, moccasin making and more. Children will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on activities such as making clay beads and decorating clay medallions.
The event celebrates the opening of a new exhibit at the museum, “After Removal: Rebuilding the Cherokee Nation,” which tells the story of the Cherokee Nation in the 19th century through human experience and the creation of a solid foundation for the future of the Cherokee people.
Gilcrease Museum is located at 1400 N Gilcrease Museum Rd. in Tulsa. For more information about Gilcrease Museum, please visit www.gilcrease.org.