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Release Date: May 26, 2017

by Chickasaw Nation Media Relations Office

SULPHUR, Okla. – Tour the Holisso Research Center Friday, June 9, during International Archives Day at the Chickasaw Cultural Center, 867 Cooper Memorial Road.

While touring the Holisso Research Center, enjoy special archival collection presentations and participate in photo and document preservation workshops.

The Holisso Research Center, a 20,000-square-foot specialty library, houses genealogy collections, historic maps, photo archives, historic documents, census records and Dawes Commission rolls.

The center includes a large variety of books focusing on the Chickasaw Nation and other Native American tribes.

Two engaging exhibits are also available for visitors to explore– the Aapisaꞌ Nachi Chickasaw Quilt Exhibit and the Itti' Chokka' Tree Houses: Look Who’s Living in the Trees! Exhibit.

The Aapisaꞌ Nachi Chickasaw Quilt Exhibit is open until June 30. The exhibit features beautiful handcrafted quilts made by Chickasaw elders. Passed down from generation to generation, many of the quilts displayed in the exhibit tell stories of family history.

The newly unveiled exhibit, Itti' Chokka' Tree Houses: Look Who’s Living in the Trees! is open through Sept. 3. Visitors can discover wildlife, build a miniature tree house, hunt for signs left by wildlife, dance on a forest sound floor and much more.

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

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

Last Updated: 09/16/2016