Grand Opening of the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center
For Immediate Release
WHAT: Grand Opening of the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center
WHEN: Friday, April 1st - Continental Breakfast and V.I.P. and Media tour beginning at 9:30 a.m. Public Opening Ceremony at 11 a.m. with public opening and free admission until 3 p.m.
WHERE: 507 South 4th Street, Enid
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This is an all-new regional museum and heritage center specific to all of Northwest Oklahoma. It replicates on a regional basis what the Oklahoma History Center is for the state of Oklahoma.This magnificent new 24,000 sq. ft. facility stands on one of the most famed spots in the American west overlooking a historic watering hole on the Chisholm Trail.
Through engaging exhibits visitors learn about the 1893 Land Run - the largest land run in American history opening 6 million acres to settlement. An hour or a day can be spent exploring how the Cherokee Strip was formed, life on the prairie, the Dust Bowl, area railroads, agricultural development, the discovery and development of the oil industry and Phillip's University, an early private university in the state.
The Heritage Center features five exhibit galleries, rotating exhibit space, a theater, research center, visitor center and a regionally-inspired gift shop featuring products of local artisans.
The Center's living history area, Humphrey Heritage Village, is a collection of four historically significant buildings including the only remaining 1893 U.S. Land Office. The Center and the grounds are accessible to all visitors.
To RSVP for the 9:30 Breakfast and Media tour contact Andi Holland at (580) 237-1907 x223 or Cell (580) 278-6657 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Or call Michael Dean at (405) 522-5241 or Cell (405) 412-7831.