Published September 21, 2017
VINITA, OKLAHOMA – Enjoy a day of traditional Cherokee art, music and more at the Eastern Trails Museum on Saturday, Sept. 30.
Cherokee Day begins at 10 a.m. with opening remarks by Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. and Deputy Speaker Victoria Vasquez. The family-friendly event runs until 2 p.m. and features live music and cultural demonstrations from Cherokee National Treasures.
“This event is a great way to preserve and promote Cherokee history, culture and art,” said Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. “Our National Treasures have made a heartfelt commitment to mastering and teaching their crafts, and we look forward to having them share that with the visitors at the Eastern Trails Museum. This is just one way we hope to ensure our story is not forgotten and our traditions continue to thrive for generations to come.”
The special event includes a book signing for the recently released Cherokee National Treasures book. The signing begins at noon with multiple artists featured in “Cherokee National Treasures in Their Own Words.”
Cultural demonstrations include basketry, pottery, flint-knapping and traditional hunting bows.
The Eastern Trails Museum offers several Craig County-focused exhibits, including one that pays tribute to Cherokee influence throughout the county. The Cherokee Nation recently donated a traditional Cherokee bow made by Cherokee National Treasure Richard Fields to add to the collection.
The museum is located at 215 W. Illinois Ave in Vinita. For more information about the Eastern Trails Museum, please visit www.EasternTrailsMuseum.com.
For more information about Cherokee culture and Cherokee Nation historical attractions, visit www.VisitCherokeeNation.com.
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