June 1-5, 2018
Oklahoma Historical Society and Cherokee Nation
Learn hands-on skills including: Traditional Cherokee crafts taught by National Treasures, historical cooking, military firearms, Poultry 101, and more. Conference sessions cover a wide range of topics from women’s suffrage, women soldiers, creating a period kitchen, and how to develop a living history program with a small staff.
You will hear this word often during your stay in the Cherokee Nation—the traditional Cherokee greeting. The Cherokee Nation and the Oklahoma Historical Society are very excited to welcome you to the 2018 conference of the Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums. We have a long partnership working together on our common goal of preserving cultural heritage. The Cherokee people have overcome many challenges in the struggle to survive, preserve tradition, and forge a bright future. Forced to leave ancestral land behind in the southeastern United States, the Cherokee people overcame division and built a thriving economy and social life in Indian Territory. But it was all ripped away with the American Civil War and the individual allotment of land that followed. Despite these hardships, the Cherokee people have not only endured but prospered. We are happy to share Cherokee history and culture in Tahlequah, capital of the Cherokee Nation.
The Conference Planning Team