Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Cherokee Heritage Center

We went on this fun field trip with our friend Christy over at Mom of 2 Girly Girlz 

We didn't really know what to expect and loved what we found.  It's absolutely gorgeous in the fall and we picked a beautiful day.  Look at all of those fall colors on the trees!

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 Expect to learn a lot about the Cherokee culture, it was fascinating. We loved the  Diligwa village and the tour guide knew so much, she was a wealth of knowledge.
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Diligwa — 1 Time travel to Diligwa, a 1710 Cherokee Village, that opened June 3, 2013, on the historic grounds of the Cherokee Heritage Center. The new outdoor living exhibit provides guests with an enhanced experience of authentic Cherokee life and history. Diligwa is the most authentic Cherokee experience in the world based on life in the early 1700s. Diligwa is a name derivative of Tellico, a village in the east that was once the principal Cherokee town and is now underwater.

The ancient village has 5 stations:

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Stick ball
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Basket Making

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Blow guns

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and I thought I had a picture of the dugout canoe but I can't find it. 

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You learn a lot about Oklahoma History
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What we were not expecting was Adam's Corner Rural Village. Adams Corner Rural Village is a collection of seven buildings representing Cherokee life in the 1890s before Oklahoma statehood. A self-guided tour of the rural village is part of the offerings of general admission to the Cherokee Heritage Center.

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This was obviously the schoolhouse

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Cherokee Heritage Center is a wonderful facility and is only about 45 minutes from our home in Owasso.  Here's some more info about prices and hours of admission.

WINTER HOURS (Week after Labor Day - Week before Memorial Day)
Tuesday through Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM
SUMMER HOURS (Memorial Day through Labor Day)
Monday through Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM
Closed: Sundays, January 1-16, Thanksgiving Day,
December 23rd, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and December 26th
First Saturday of each month federally recognized Cherokee citizens and a guest receive free admission.
ADULTS: $8.50
YOUTH (5-18 years of age) $5.00
SENIORS (55 and older): $7.50
COLLEGE (students with ID): $7.50
Children under 5 years of age (w/paid adult): FREE

Admission price includes all attractions. Prices are subject to change.

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