New Cherokee Heritage Center Exhibit.The Cherokee Heritage Center is presenting an exhibit honoring the legacy of the 1940s Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, businessman and father, J.B. Milam, through April 30.
"It's a privilege to commemorate J.B. Milam with a special exhibit that highlights his life and contributions to the Cherokee Nation," said Mickel Yantz, museum curator at the Cherokee Heritage Center in a release. "We are able to share with guests his extraordinary accomplishments as Cherokee leader."
Jesse Bartley Milam, commonly known as J.B., served as Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation from 1941 to his passing in 1949.
"J.B. Milam developed the plan for the Heritage Center which Bill Keeler was able to implement. He is the father of the Cherokee National Historical Society, so it's wonderful that we can honor him during our 50th anniversary," said Mary Ellen Meredith, Cherokee National Historical Society board president and Chief Milam's great niece.
The entrance fee to the J.B. Milam exhibit is included with the price of admission to the Cherokee Heritage Center.
The Cherokee Heritage Center, located at 21192 S. Keeler Dr., Park Hill, is open 9am-5pm, Monday-Saturday.
For more information, call (888) 999-6007, or visit CherokeeHeritage.org.
Book Signing for Celebrated Children's Book Illustrator and Author. Mo Willems, a multiple New York Times best-seller, is the featured illustrator for Tulsa City-County Library's 2012 "Books to Treasure," an annual event promoting the beauty of children's literature and introducing the community to popular book illustrators.
Willems will speak, answer questions and sign copies of his books during a special visit Nov. 16, 7pm at Central Library, 400 Civic Center. This event is free and open to the public.
Willems is the author and illustrator of more than 50 books for children. He is one of the most prolific author/illustrators in the children's genre today. Beyond these efforts, he also has written for several TV series including Codename: Kids Next Door, Lazy Town, Sheep in the Big City and Sesame Street.
To enhance the author's visit, Tulsa City-County Library children's librarians will visit second-grade classes at all public and private schools in Tulsa County to promote the program. Librarians will speak with students about the importance of reading and having a library card. Librarians have created specific lesson plans using Willems' books focusing on curriculum areas such as reading, math, writing, science and social studies.
For more information on Books to Treasure call the AskUs Hotline, 918-549-7323, or visit the library's website, tulsalibrary.org.
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