SULPHUR, Okla. – Beat the heat by planning a trip to the Chickasaw Cultural Center, 867 Cooper Memorial Road, during September.

With events like the Labor Day Celebration and the Grandparents Celebration as well as exciting exhibits, there is plenty of fun activities to enjoy while visiting the cultural center.

Labor Day Celebration

Join us for the Labor Day Celebration Saturday, Sept. 1, and Sunday, Sept. 2, for a weekend filled with festivities.

Listen to storytellers and visit with cultural instructors to discover traditions passed down from generations with cultural demonstrations, traditional games, stomp dancing and more.

The animated film “Sherlock Gnomes” will be showing at 3 p.m. in the Anoli’ Theater Saturday, Sept. 1.

In observance of Labor Day, the Chickasaw Cultural Center will be closed Monday, Sept. 3.

Grandparents Celebration

In honor of grandparents, the Chickasaw Cultural Center is hosting a weekend celebration Saturday, Sept. 8, and Sunday, Sept. 9.

Activities include stomp dance demonstrations and cultural demonstrations. Grandparents will receive special discounts in the Chikasha Poya Exhibit Center, the Aachompa’ gift shops and the Aaimpa’ Cafe.

The film “Cocoon” will be showing at 1 p.m. in the Anoli’ Theater.


The Chickasaw Cultural Center is currently showcasing two historical exhibits.

The Te Ata Exhibit and the Sculpting Cultures: Southeast and Southwest Native Pottery Exhibit will be available to visit during the celebration.

Explore the life of Mary “Te Ata” Thompson Fisher and her journey to become one of the greatest Native American performers of all time now through Nov. 11 in the Aapisa’ Art Gallery.

View items owned and worn by Te Ata, as well as memorabilia and props from the recently released, award-winning film.

The Sculpting Cultures: Southeast and Southwest Native Pottery Exhibit features historic Pueblo pottery from the Keres language family and modern pottery from Five Tribes artists.

This exhibit is a partnership with the Indian Arts Research Center at the School for Advanced Research and the Museum of the Red River. The pottery will be displayed in the Aaittafama’ Room now through Sept. 2.

The events and exhibits are open to the public at no charge.

For more information about any of the upcoming events, call 580-622-7130 or visit


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