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Author to discuss Chief John Ross
Dr. Gary Moulton, University of Nebraska Thomas C. Sorensen Emeritus Professor of American History, will discuss “Cherokee Chief John Ross: Yesterday and Today” at noon, Thursday, March 6, at Tahlequah’s Armory Municipal Center, 100 N. Water Ave.
The presentation, which is free and open to the public, is organized by the history department of Northeastern State University. It is funded in part by a grant from the Oklahoma Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The OHC is an independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote meaningful public engagement with the humanities.
Soccer fundraiser gets jazzy
“A Love of Jazz,” the second annual music and a meal fundraiser for the Tahlequah High School soccer program, is Friday, Feb. 28 at the NSU Jazz Lab. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the meal is being served from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Music will be throughout the meal and continue until 9.
Tuesday, Feb. 25 - Monday, March 3
Aldridge to spotlight blues music during NSU event
Dr. Harold Aldridge, NSU emeritus professor of psychology, will present “An Evening of Blues Music,” at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 27, in the Webb Tower Room on the Northeastern State University campus.
Aldridge grew up in Taft, where he learned to play guitar from the town’s older musicians. During his presentation, Aldridge will discuss the history of the differing styles of blues and explain how regional sounds evolved and influenced mainstream American music.
State of Community lunch set
The Tahlequah Area Chamber of Commerce invites will host the State of the Community luncheon on Thursday, Feb. 27, at 11:30 a.m. The luncheon will be held at Go Ye Village Richardson Hall 1201 W. Fourth St.
Community Cares Expo slated
One of the four campaigns this semester from Northeastern State University’s media studies course, Media Campaigns and Events, is an expo for the Tahlequah community and the NSU student body.
The Community Cares Expo will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, at the Second Century Square on the NSU Tahlequah campus.
Monday, Feb. 24 - Sunday, March 2
Women Warriors guest speaker to visit NSU
Native American Women Warriors all-woman, veteran, color guard member Arlene Duncan will be speaking at Northeastern State University’s John Vaughan Library on Tuesday, March 4 at 6:30 p.m.
Duncan is a member of the Chippewa tribe, White Earth Minnesota and became a NAWW member in 2012.
Cherokee Nation supports Museum Advocacy Day with free admission
In honor of Museum Advocacy Day, all three Cherokee Nation museums are offering free museum admission on Tuesday, Feb. 25.
Cherokee Nation museums include the Cherokee National Supreme Court Museum, the Cherokee National Prison Museum and the John Ross Museum.
Museum Advocacy Day is a day when museum supporters from across the country gather in Washington, D.C., to advocate the importance of museums to policymakers. While Cherokee Nation officials will not attend the D.C. event, they are showing their support for the cause by encouraging visitors to enjoy Cherokee Nation museums at no cost.
Friends of the Library StarWatch contest seeks submissions
The 34th annual StarWatch creative writing contest, sponsored by the Tahlequah Friends of the Library, opened Jan. 9 for writers in grades 1-12 and adults.
Writers are invited to submit manuscripts in three categories: poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. All students, including those home-schooled, and all adults in Cherokee County are eligible to enter the contest.
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