Downtown Vinita still looks much the same as it appears in this vintage postcard.
This prize winning local bull is part of the ranching exhibit. He was also a star in the movie "Giant" starring Rock Hudson and Elizabeth Taylor.
Eastern Trails Museum hosts several special events during the year including a Route 66 concert in June and Cherokee Heritage Day in September. School field trips, civic club meetings, and celebrations of historic milestones are part of the annual schedule.
Vinita Fire Department, 1940.
Cherokee musician Tommy Wildcat is one the museum's most popular guests.