Cultural Heritage Center
1899 South Gordon Cooper Dr.
Shawnee, OK 74801
Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
To Schedule Tours
The Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center offers a non-lending library and research archive. It also provides monthly cultural classes that are open to the public and houses Citizen Potawatomi Gift Shop, which sells Native American crafted items, jewelry, art and Native craftwork supplies. Cultural Heritage Center tours are available for small and large groups by appointment.
The Cultural Heritage Center is available for business meetings, legislative functions, art shows, employee training, award ceremonies and veteran events.
Tribal Heritage Productions
Tribal Heritage Productions records the culture and identity of Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal members by videotaping and producing family history videos for each of the 49 founding families.
The Tribal Veterans Tribute Series DVD collection contains interviews with tribal veterans about events and their experiences while serving in the United States military.
Cultural Heritage Center exhibits serve to educate, promote and preserve Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s history. Contemporary and traditional objects on display help bridge the gap between tribal history and the revitalization of traditional teachings, tribal art forms and the gradual progression of Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s cultural transformation.
The main gallery features exhibits on early Potawatomi life and the harsh changes of the removal period, presented using life-size dioramas and interactive displays. The Cultural Heritage Center’s Long Room houses our Veteran’s Wall of Honor, which displays objects associated with the military service of our Potawatomi tribal members. Our exhibits will be finished in January 2018 and celebrated with a grand reopening ceremony.