January 31, 2015 Pucker Toe Moccasin Class (Saturday 9:00-4:00 p.m.)
Participants will learn how to make their own pair of pucker toe moccasins. All materials will be provided. Students that participated in the 2014 class may attend this class free, if bringing own material.
February 28, 2015 Finger Weaving Class (Saturday 9:00-4:00 p.m.)
Students will learn the basic art form of finger weaving using commercial yarn to create a belt, sash, straps, or other similar items through a non-loom weaving process.
March 16-20, 2105 Spring Break Cultural Day Camp (8:00-5:00 p.m.)
Children in grades K-8 will participate in traditional crafts and games, go on scavenger hunts, meet Keetoowah elders and learn about the Keetoowah Cherokee language as well as healthy nutrition, diabetes, first aid, personal hygiene and much more through a variety of age appropriate activities. Activities are designed for children in grades K-8. Admission is $10 per student and helps cover the cost of meals and tee shirts.
April 11, 2015 John Hair Birthday Storytelling (Saturday 12:00-2:00 p.m.)
Public is invited to join us in a birthday celebration for former Councilman and Chief, John Hair, who served the Tribe for twenty-two years, eight of which he served as chief (1983-1991). His influence and compassion for the wellbeing of his people is acknowledged and appreciated at the Cultural Center and Museum that bears his name. Storytelling hosted by UKB Tradition Keeper, Sequoyah Guess and the Turtle Island Liars Club.
Classes are designed for a maximum of 12 students per session, unless being presented as a group assembly program. UKB History Presentations are available by request.
An advance registration fee of $25 per person is required at least 7 days prior to program date. UKB members receive a 50% discount (must present UKB membership card). No refunds will be issued for cancellations received less than 7 days prior to program date. Registration fee includes lunch for Saturday classes and snacks for evening programs. Some classes will require a $40 registration fee to help cover cost of supplies. Participants will be notified within 5 days of program date if class is cancelled due to lack of minimum registrations and a full refund will be granted.
The John Hair Cultural Center & Museum is dedicated to bringing Keetoowah Cherokee history, culture, and traditions to the public through exhibits, presentations, and cultural demonstrations that stimulate discovery, enjoyment and understanding of Keetoowah Cherokee heritage and ways of living. The museum is open Tuesday-Saturday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. For more information about the Keetoowah Cherokee culture or to register for a class, call 918-772-4389 or visit us at www.keetoowahcherokee.org.