The board members of the Thompson House are inviting the public to the second Derby Day Party on Saturday, May 4, 2:30-6:30 p.m. on the grounds of the Thompson House, 300 S. College Ave.

The event will include food, fun, games, an elaborate hat contest, and of course, watching the Kentucky Derby.

Tickets are $35 per person, or $240 for a table of eight. Call 918-348-9743 for tickets. Tickets will not be sold at the event.

The Thompson House, a local historical home, is on the National Register of Historic Places.

It was built in 1882 by prominent Cherokee citizen Johnson Thompson for his son Dr. Joseph Thompson. The mission of the Cherokee County Civic Cultural Center is the preservation and maintenance of the Thompson House, in order to promote and provide opportunities to educate the public about the rich cultural heritage that is represented by this historic building.

The Thompson House is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and solely responsible for the restoration and the upkeep of the house. Tour donations, rentals and membership dues are used for this purpose.

For a guided tour or to rent the building call 918-456-3554.

Individual memberships are $15, and businesses memberships are $25. The mailing address is P.O. Box 902, Tahlequah, OK 74465.

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