March 30, 2016
Sequoyah's Cabin to host Cherokee Cultural Day
SALLISAW, Okla. — On Friday, April 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sequoyah’s Cabin will host Cherokee Cultural Day. This event is held in cooperation with the Cherokee Heritage Center and the Oklahoma Historical Society. Presenters will demonstrate native games, blacksmithing, storytelling and much more. There will be hands-on Cherokee crafts and other activities available for attendees of all ages. Cherokee Cultural Day is free and open to the public. For reservations please contact Jerry Dobbs at 918-775-2413.
Sequoyah built this one-room log cabin in 1829 shortly after moving to present-day Oklahoma. It became the property of the Oklahoma Historical Society in 1936, and the cabin was enclosed in a stone cover building as a project of the Works Progress Administration. In 1965 the U.S. Secretary of the Interior designated the site as a National Historic Landmark.
Sequoyah’s Cabin, a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society, is located at 470288 Highway 101 in Sallisaw. The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma and its people. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains 31 museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.