Cherokee Nation Cultural Tourism Expands Moccasin-making Classes to Include Beadwork

Published February 6, 2019

Registration now available for 2019 classes at Cherokee National Prison Museum 

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Cherokee Nation Cultural Tourism is hosting a series of cultural classes to learn the art of making traditional pucker-toe moccasins.

The Saturday workshops are scheduled for March 9, July 13 and Nov. 9 at the Cherokee National Prison Museum from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration costs $35.

In addition to the traditional classes, the program will also offer classes on how to add beadwork to traditional pucker-toe moccasins using two-needle applique. Guests will learn how to add beadwork to the toe and how to edge the flaps. The classes are offered May 4 and Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration costs $45.

Early registration is recommended and available online at www.cherokeegiftshop.com. Class size is limited to 15 people on a first-come, first-served basis. All materials are provided, and participants are asked to bring their own lunch.

The Cherokee National Prison Museum is located at 124 E. Choctaw St.

For information on Cherokee Nation Cultural Tourism, including museum operations, please call (877) 779-6977 or visit www.VisitCherokeeNation.com.

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