POSTED ON AUGUST 15, 2012:
Free Museum Entry for 60th Cherokee National Holiday. Since 1953, the Cherokee Nation has celebrated its national holiday commemorating the signing of the Cherokee Constitution in 1839.
"The Cherokee National Holiday provides an opportunity for guests and locals alike to experience contemporary and historic authentic Cherokee culture," said Bill John Baker, Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation. "Guests can visit arts and crafts booths, watch cultural demonstrations and visit our museums at no costs. The holiday is their chance to truly experience the best of the Cherokee Nation and its people."
Held during Labor Day Weekend, August 31-Septeember 2, the event this year will include free admission to three Cherokee Nation museums: the Cherokee National Prison Museum, 124 E. Choctaw St., Tahlequah, the John Ross Museum, 22366 S. 530 Rd., Park Hill, and the Cherokee National Supreme Court Museum, 122 E. Keetoowah St., Tahlequah. Each presents a unique perspective on Cherokee history and culture.
The museums are open from 9am to 4pm during the Cherokee National Holiday.
Tulsa Lighthouse Charter School Grand Opening. Lighthouse Academies will celebrate the opening of Tulsa Lighthouse Charter School during a ceremony at 10am Thursday, Aug. 16 at the school's gymnasium, 105 E. 63rd St. N.
Tulsa Lighthouse Charter School is a part of the Lighthouse Academies, a national nonprofit network of charter schools. According to a school press release, "Lighthouse Academies provides opportunities for children pre-kindergarten through fourth grade to discover, achieve and prepare for success in college, incorporating an arts-infused philosophy."
The planned attendance list includes David Burks, Vice President of the Southwest Region of Lighthouse Academies, Annie Koppel Van Hanken, board chair of Lighthouse Academies of Tulsa, and Mike Ronan, CEO and founder of Lighthouse Academies.
Horton Records to Present Saturday Concerts at Guthrie Green. Horton Records, a nonprofit record label based in Tulsa, Okla., has announced a series of free evening concerts at Guthrie Green in the Brady Arts District starting Oct. 6 and running through Oct. 27.
"We are very excited to have the Horton series at the Guthrie Green because it is important to have a strong presence of local artists," said Shirley Elliott, program director for Tulsa Performing Arts Center Trust and Guthrie Green. "Tulsa has been home to so many great musicians. We hope this series will give additional exposure to Tulsa's latest generation and recognize their contribution in making Tulsa one of the top scenes for music in the country."
In an effort to raise awareness about local nonprofits and their services in the Tulsa community, each Saturday night event will highlight a local charity.
"Our hope is that a diverse population that makes up Tulsa and the surrounding area come together on Saturday evenings to experience quality music and fellowship at this beautiful new facility," said Brian Horton, Horton Records president.
The concert series will include original music from Tulsa-based artists and touring bands, including: Paul Benjaman Band, Jesse Aycock, Wink Burcham, Dustin Pittsley Band, Dead Sea Choir, The Panda Resistance, And There Stand Empires, Fiawna Forte, Travis Fite, Vandevander, Desi & Cody, Gogo Plumbay, Pilgrim and Sounds of Compilation.
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