‘RTR’ cyclists part of Gilcrease Museum’s ‘Sunday Funday’ event

BY STAFF REPORTS
11/16/2017 09:00 AM
TULSA, Okla. – “Remember the Removal” cyclists will be a part of the “Sunday Funday” event on Nov. 19 at the Gilcrease Museum.

Activities will begin at noon with art making connected to “Cherokee culture, memory and family” in the Learning Center and Vista Room. Also at noon, visitors will be able to informally talk with “Remember the Removal” cyclists and Cherokee genealogy experts in the Helmerich Hall.

At 1 p.m., guests will be able to hear stories and see visual documentation from the 2017 “Remember the Removal” bicycle ride in the Tom Gilcrease Jr. Auditorium. The annual three-week, 950-mile ride covers seven states as young Cherokee cyclists retrace the Northern Route of the Trail of Tears, the same route used by many of their ancestors to reach Indian Territory (now Oklahoma) in 1838-39.

At 2:30 p.m., in the Tom Gilcrease Jr. Auditorium, visitors can learn how professional Cherokee genealogists trace ancestry and what steps you can take to discover your heritage.

All “Sunday Funday” events are free and are being held in conjunction with the exhibition “After Removal: Rebuilding the Cherokee Nation,” which will run through Jan. 21.

The Sherman E. Smith Family Charitable Foundation is sponsoring “Sunday Funday.”

Gilcrease Museum is located at 1400 N. Gilcrease Museum Road. For more information, call Sarah Wright at 918-596-2774 or email sarah-wright@utulsa.edu .

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