Cherokee museums offer free admission throughout November
BY NOUR HABIB World Scene Writer
Sunday, November 11, 2012
11/11/12 at 8:52 AM
Cherokee Nation is offering free admission to all Cherokee Nation museums throughout November in recognition of Native American Heritage month.
Cherokee Nation museums include the Cherokee National Supreme Court Museum, 122 E. Keetoowah St. in Tahlequah; the Cherokee National Prison Museum, 124 E. Choctaw St. in Tahlequah; and the John Ross Museum, 22366 S. 530 Road in Park Hill.
The Cherokee National Supreme Court Museum features exhibits - made up of photos, stories, furniture and other objects - that focus on the Cherokee language, judicial system and newspapers.
The Cherokee National Prison Museum was the only penitentiary building in Indian Territory from 1875 to 1901, according to a press release from the Cherokee Nation. The building now shows visitors how law and order operated in Indian Territory.
The John Ross Museum highlights the life of the Cherokee leader. It houses exhibits and interactive displays about the Trail of Tears and Civil War, among other things.
Cherokee Nation Museums are open Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more, call 877-779-6977 or visit tulsaworld.com/cherokeetourism
Original Print Headline: Free admission in November to tribe's museums
The Cherokee National Supreme Court Museum in Tahlequah is one of the Cherokee National museums offering free admission throughout November. Courtesy.