Three Sisters Celebration

  • Monday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Sunday: Noon - 5 p.m.

  • 💲Free & open to the public

This annual event observes the changing of the seasons and planting of essential crops like beans, corn and squash. In combination, these crops are known as the “Three Sisters” and provide long-term soil fertility and healthy crops of food. See this planting method in gardens around campus.

Activities in the Living Village include gardening demonstrations, food samples, cultural demonstrations, archery, stickball, traditional arts, storytelling, stomp dance demonstrations and more. 

Visitors can also learn about our connection to nature with horticultural tours and a stroll through the butterfly gardens. Enjoy a puppet show of woodland animals performed by the Chickasaw National Recreation Area team Thursday, Mar. 22 (see daily schedule for showtimes). 

Attend live presentations in the Anoli' Theater and Holisso Seminar Room. Kathleen Wall will present Native Clay Pottery in the Anoli' Theater at 12:30 p.m., Monday, March 19. Michelle Cooke, M.A., will present The Green Corn Ceremony at 1 p.m., Thursday, Mar. 22 in the Holisso Seminar Room. Joe Thomas, M.S., will present Chickasaw Lifeways During the 1700s at 1 p.m., Friday, Mar. 23 in the Holisso Seminar Room.

Shop the art market booths and enjoy special children's films in the Anoli' Theater (see daily schedules for film titles and showtimes). Explore the Te Ata exhibit in the Aapisa' Art Gallery and catch a free 1 p.m. daily showing of the new Te Ata documentary, "Bearer of the Morning."  

View the Sculpting Cultures: Southeast and Southwest Native Pottery exhibit on display in the Aaittafama' Room Mar. 19 through Sept. 3. The exhibit features New Mexico Pueblo pottery from the Keres language family pueblos (Acoma, Santa Ana, Cochiti, Santo Domingo, San Felipe, Laguna, Zia), as well as contemporary pottery from the Five Tribes. 

Don’t miss one of the Chickasaw Cultural Center’s biggest events of the year!

Upcoming Events

  • All Day

    Come explore the life of Mary “Te Ata” Thompson Fisher and her journey to become one of the greatest Native American performers of all time. View items owned and worn by Te Ata, as well as...

    Feb. 5 - Nov. 11 Te Ata Exhibit
  • 10:00AM

    The Chickasaw Cultural Center is excited to announce Marathon Matinee films during the month of September! Admission to these select weekend-matinee films will be free and concession items will be...

    Sep. 15 - Sep. 30 Marathon Matinee Films
  • 10:00AM

    11:00 a.m. Stomp Dance Demonstration
    2:00 p.m. Stomp Dance Demonstration

    Anoli' Theater
    10:30 a.m. Behind the Scenes (film)
    11:30 a.m. First Encounter (film)
    1:00 p.m. Bearer of the...

    Sep. 21 Friday