Eastern Trails Museum hosts Cherokee Day

BY STAFF REPORTS
09/26/2017 12:00 PM
VINITA, Okla. – Enjoy a day of traditional Cherokee art, music and more on Sept. 30 at the Eastern Trails Museum.

Cherokee Day begins at 10 a.m. with opening remarks by Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. and Tribal Councilor 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,” Hoskin said. “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 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. For more information about the Eastern Trails Museum, visit www.EasternTrailsMuseum.com. For more information about Cherokee culture and CN historical attractions, visit www.VisitCherokeeNation.com.

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