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Rural Heritage Festival *Canceled*

April 18, 10 a.m.3 p.m.

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The Rural Heritage Festival has been canceled. 

The Cherokee Strip Museum in Perry will host its Rural Heritage Festival on Saturday, April 18, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Rural Heritage Festival is an educational and fun experience designed to increase the awareness of the rural heritage of Oklahoma. Living history interpreters will conduct demonstrations throughout the day to help visitors understand traditional skills and lifestyles associated with agriculture and rural communities. Admission to this annual event is free.

Historical interpreters and reenactors will be on hand to demonstrate Dutch oven cooking, blacksmithing, and basket weaving. Guests also will be able to see what a cowboy camp would have looked like, and might encounter some Old West gunfighters. Rooster Cogburn and his sidekick are also scheduled to appear! Visitors can enjoy a craft show with handmade items for sale, and food trucks will be available on-site.

There will be hands-on activities such as cakewalks and apple bobbing and peeling. Music from a variety of stringed instruments will be provided by the Dulcimers. At 11:30 a.m. students of all ages can attend a session at Rose Hill School. The events held at the Cherokee Strip Museum are designed for families and for people of all ages. The museum celebrates the community’s heritage and welcomes everyone for a day full of fun, food, and learning! To see an updated list of the attractions as they are added please visit and follow the museum on Facebook at Cherokee Strip Museum.


April 18
10 a.m.–3 p.m.
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Cherokee Strip Museum and Rose Hill School
2617 West Fir Street Perry, OK 73077