[Northkeep] Cherokee Heritage Center presents 'Legends at Dusk'

Susan O'Neal catmafia03 at gmail.com
Tue May 10 13:46:19 PDT 2011

Here is a period activity of what Cherokee Culture was like during the
SCA period.  I've heard about the chnages, but haven't seen anything
in action yet.  This could  be a great deal of fun to go to as a

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Date: Tue, 10 May 2011 14:36:05 -0500
Subject: [CherokeeNationDistrict7] Cherokee Heritage Center presents
'Legends at Dusk'
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Cherokee Heritage Center presents 'Legends at Dusk'

A new interactive dramatization at the Cherokee Heritage Center will
transport guests back to Cherokee life in the 1700s.



PARK HILL, Okla. - The Cherokee Heritage Center is presenting a new "Legends
at Dusk" show at 8 P.m. each Saturday from June 4 through Aug. 20 in the
CHC's Ancient Village.

"Legends at Dusk" will be an interactive dramatization sharing traditional
Cherokee culture through myths and legends in an outdoor theater setting
that brings Cherokee culture from the 1700s to life.

Guests will tour the Ancient Village with interpretive actors dressed in
1700s period clothing. Throughout the event, audiences will be told Cherokee
legends, including "Flint Visits Rabbit," "Where Bear Came From," "Kanati
the Hunter" and "Mud Dauber Makes A Pot."

The stories are derived from ancient legends that were recorded in the late
19th century in the original southeastern homelands of the Cherokee people.

After hearing the ancient Cherokee legends, guests will gather at the
village's council grounds where they will witness all the stories, lessons
and props coming together to experience the "Legend of the First Fire."

"This production will offer a great opportunity for our guests to experience
storytelling as a timeless aspect of Cherokee history and culture in a
memorable way," CHC Executive Director Carey Tilley said. "Our audiences
will not only have a chance to hear stories that go back hundreds or even
thousands of years, they will also have a chance to be a part of the

The CHC production of "Legends at Dusk" is set to take the stage following
the highly acclaimed show "Under the Cherokee Moon," which enjoyed a
four-year run.

Admission for "Legends at Dusk" is $10 per adult. Seniors, 55 and older, as
well as group, military, members of Cherokee Nation Historical Society or
Gilcrease Museum get a reduced rate of $8 with proper identification.
Students in grade kindergarten through 12 get in for $5, while children 4
and under get in free.

The CHC is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week from May 1 to Sept 5. It
is closed during January and on Sundays from Feb. 1 to April 30 and Sept. 6
to Dec. 31.

For information on "Legends at Dusk" tickets or the 2011 season and
programs, call the CHC at 918-456-6007 or 1-888-999-6007  or email
info at cherokeeheritage.org or visit www.CherokeeHeritage.org.

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