DEATHS

John Hammans, 62

Born July 23, 1956

Died April 18, 2019

Sharon Jean Long, 69

Born April 10, 1950

Died April 18, 2019

Victor Ivan Clement Jr, 70

Born May 3, 1948

Died April 17, 2019

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THINGS TO DO

Saturday, April 20

Easter Egg Hunt
Easter Egg Hunts at the USS Batfish!
2nd Annual Glow In The Dark Egg Hunt
Free Banjo Clinic! - Earl Scruggs Style
Easter Celebration
JJ Baldwin & Casey West Live @ Max’s Garage
Candy From Heaven Helicopter Candy Drop
The Choice
Women's Professional Basketball Team Tryouts
Harley Tinsley
9th Annual WISH benefit
"Celebrate 420 On Broadway"
Movie Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Honor Heights Park - Azalea Festival
420 Grand Opening Party
Downtown Muskogee Walking Tour
Oklahoma Open/Concealed Carry Class (OSDA Class)
Chalk it Up with Keya
Traveling Exhibition: Blessings of Liberty & The Bill of Rights
Journey To Jesus

Sunday, April 21

Easter At Genesis
Annual Easter Services & Egg Hunt
The Choice
Easter at New Community Church
Honor Heights Park - Azalea Festival
Easter Sunday Services
Traveling Exhibition: Blessings of Liberty & The Bill of Rights
Home Church of Muskogee Gathering/Discussion
Christian Life Class - Jonah - You Can't Outrun Grace
Young Couples' Class - "Think Differently"
Sunday Celebration Service 10:30 AM
Easter 8:30am Experience
Easter at Eastside
Margaret Artist Taylor - Citizen of the Arts Award
Easter...The Life
Easter Sunday
Easter 11:30am Experience
Easter Sunday!

Monday, April 22

Ceremonial Swearing In: Evelyn Hibbs, Ward 1 City Councilor
Honor Heights Park - Azalea Festival
Traveling Exhibition: Blessings of Liberty & The Bill of Rights
April Foundations
MIN 4523: American Indian Ministry Internship 2019
Financial Fitness at Your Library
Microsoft Excel II - An Intermediate Course
Responsible Beverage Service & Sales Training (RBSS) - Muskogee

Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 9:51 AM

For the sixth consecutive year, Cherokee Days is returning to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.

The three-day festival runs April 12-14 and showcases the shared history and cultural lifeways of the three Cherokee tribes: Cherokee Nation, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians.

“It’s an honor to return to NMAI with our brothers and sisters from the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. This annual cultural celebration is a special collaboration for all of us,” Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker said. “The spirit of Cherokee Days affords us a unique opportunity to showcase our talented artisans and respected historians. Preserving our culture means sharing it with the next generation, and that’s what we will again be doing in the nation’s capital.” Guests will enjoy various cultural demonstrations such as storytelling, traditional flute music, weaponry, woodcarving, beadwork, traditional games, basket weaving, pottery demonstrations and dance performances. Hands-on activities in the imagiNations Activity Center will include making silhouette drawings and miniature gourd necklaces.

“You will see culture and heritage that existed prior to removal and hear how the need for more land and the discovery of gold led to the division of the historic Cherokee Nation into three parts,” United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians Principal Chief Joe Bunch said. “Each one has separate and distinct tribal governments with their own rich traditions and histories.”

As part of the Cherokee Days event, the museum will be celebrating a new installation in the special exhibition “Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations.”

The Treaty of New Echota (1835) was an agreement made by a small group of Cherokee citizens with the U.S. government ceding all Cherokee lands in the East in exchange for lands west of the Mississippi River, though they had no legal right to represent the tribe. On loan from the National Archives, the treaty will be on display through the fall of 2019.

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