Published December 10, 2015
TISHOMINGO, OKLAHOMA – The Chickasaw Nation will host a holiday-themed trek through Chickasaw territory Saturday, December 12 with “Christmas at the Museums” and “Progressive Dinner.”
The Christmas at the Museums event features a free progressive dinner providing a separate course of dinner at each stop. Appetizers will be served 4 p.m. at the Chickasaw Council House in Tishomingo, Oklahoma followed by a barbecue dinner at 5 p.m. at the historic Chickasaw Capitol.
After the dinner, a shuttle will be available to take the guests to the Chickasaw Bank for hot tea and cider, then to the Chickasaw White House in Emet, Oklahoma for desserts and a visit with Santa.
Guests will also be able to enjoy the festive décor and music as they tour the museums.
During the event, donations of gloves, scarves and toboggans for children of all sizes will be accepted and will be donated to the Chickasaw Foster Care program.
The Council House Museum includes artifacts tracing the history and culture of the Chickasaw people, contemporary Chickasaw artworks, a gift shop and more. It is located at 209 North Fisher.
The Chickasaw National Capitol, 411 W. 9th Street, is a stately structure overlooking the town of Tishomingo.
Built in 1895, the Chickasaw White House was the home of Chickasaw Governor Douglas Johnston and his family from 1898 to 1971. Now under the care of the tribe, the White House has been restored to its full grandeur.
The address of the Chickasaw White House is 6379 E. Mansion Road, Milburn, Oklahoma. It is on the north edge of Emet.
Take State Highway 78 about 10 miles east of Tishomingo and turn right on Mansion Road. The White House will be on the right.
For more information, call (580) 371-9835.