Thursday, September 14, 2017

Memorial Motorcycle Ride Goes thru Vian Sept. 18

The Cherokee Heritage Center (CHC) is welcoming riders from the Trail of Tears Memorial Motorcycle Ride on Sept. 18. The riders will exit I-40 at Vian and follow State Highway 82 north to CHC.

“We are pleased to welcome this group to the Cherokee Heritage Center and thank them for their efforts to honor the lives lost during forced removal,” said Dr. Charles Gourd, CHC executive director. “We hope the public will help us welcome them to town and join us for a traditional hog fry.”

The event begins at 3 p.m. and is open to the public. Tours and a traditional meal will be available for $15 each. 

The annual ride retraces various routes of the Trail of Tears and honors the memory of the lives on the Trail of Tears. The routes alternate each year between the Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek and Seminole Nations. For more information about the ride, please contact Paul Harland at

The Cherokee Heritage Center is the premier cultural center for Cherokee tribal history, culture and the arts. It is located at 21192 S. Keeler Drive in Park Hill.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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