Two weekends ago the family and I went to the Chickasaw Cultural Center in Sulfur, Oklahoma (http://www.chickasawculturalcenter.com/?gclid=CMDI_PbuyLoCFUhk7Aod33cAuA). It was such a wonderful center full of artifacts, art (by great Oklahoma artists like Mike Larsen), (http://www.larsenstudio.com/) and more information that you could possibly soak up in a weekend. And the food was wonderful too! This was the weekend of the OU Homecoming and we were on I-35 with everyone else. And it rained. No, it poured! I understand the game was postponed for a while. But if you had been in Sulfur, you would have needed an ark. We ran between buildings to make sure we could see everything but the one thing we missed out on, because we’re not fond of getting wet, was the village that was set up down the hill – where all the water was running.
I thoroughly enjoyed the short film on ceremonial mounds used as calendars that have been found around the country. They were built by the Native American people that lived there centuries ago before the Europeans came to this continent. The theme of the center is that the Chickasaw people are still alive and well and living in Oklahoma. They celebrate their rich culture and want to share it with everyone.
I would love to go back someday and experience the center again when the weather cooperates. My daughter and I make a “girls weekend” trip every year and think that may be the place next year. There is a hotel in Sulfur called “The Artisan” (http://artesianhotel.com/) with massages and shops that might allow us to stay and then enjoy all the treasures that southern Oklahoma has to offer.
Just another great Oklahoma weekend!