TISHOMINGO — The Chickasaw Nation White House is hosting an old-fashioned kite flying event.

The family-oriented event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the White House, 6379 E. Mansion Road.

This old-fashioned event is free and open to the public. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Regina Berna, director of tribal museums and historic sites, said people can bring their own kites or there will be some provided by staff members.

When Chickasaw Governor Douglas H. Johnston lived in the White House in the early 1900s, kite flying was a favorite pastime, and the Johnston family spent many hours creating and flying their own kites on the White House lawn.

The restored historic home will also be open for tours, upon request.

Directions to the Chickasaw White House:

From downtown Tishomingo, go east on S.H. 78 through Milburn, approximately three miles. Watch for a cemetery sign on the east side of the highway. Turn right (west) at the cemetery sign (Mansion Road) and proceed approximately a half-mile. The White House is sitting on the right (north) side of the road.

To ask questions, contact the Chickasaw White House at (580) 235-7343.