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Release Date: March 23, 2018
by Chickasaw Nation Media Relations Office

SULPHUR, Okla. – A hunt for 10,000 Easter eggs is one of many activities featured at the annual Easter celebration which is expected to draw more than 1,500 guests to the Chickasaw Cultural Center.

More than 1,700 attended the annual event in 2017, and similar numbers are expected for this year’s event Saturday, March 31, at the cultural center, 867 Cooper Memorial Road.

Holiday-themed activities will begin at 10 a.m. and the Easter egg hunt will start at 1 p.m. Other festivities include games, stomp dances and cultural demonstrations.

The family-friendly film “Hop” will be played at 2:30 p.m. in the Anoli’ Theater.

Also available during the celebration is the Te Ata Exhibit and the Sculpting Cultures: Southeast and Southwest Native Pottery Exhibit.

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 Sept. 2 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 New Mexico Pueblo pottery as well as contemporary pottery from the Five Tribes. The pottery will be displayed in the Aaittafama' Room now through Sept. 2.

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

The film “The Case for Christ” will be shown at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, March 31, in the Anoli’ Theater. Prices for the showing are $3 for children age 12 and under, $4 for adults or $6 for a movie deal that includes ticket, popcorn and drink.

In observance of Easter, the Chickasaw Cultural Center will be closed Sunday, April 1.

For more information, call (580) 622-7130 or visit