- This event has passed.
Rural Heritage Festival *Canceled*
May 11, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
This event has been canceled and will be rescheduled at a later date.
The Cherokee Strip Museum will host its Rural Heritage Festival on Saturday, May 11, 2019. The festival provides an educational and fun experience to the public that will increase 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.
A few new additions to this year’s festival are a craft show where only handmade items will be sold, a heritage quilt exhibit in the new gallery room inside the museum and food trucks for visitors to purchase food on-site.
Historical interpreters and reenactors will be on hand to demonstrate Dutch oven cooking, blacksmithing, basket weaving, quilting and lye soap making. Guests also will be able to see what a cowboy camp would have looked like, and might encounter some Old West gunfighters. At 11:30 a.m. students of all ages can attend Rose Hill School, taught by the schoolmarm, Miss Musshafen. There will be hands-on activities such as sack races, cakewalks, and apple bobbing and peeling. Music from a variety of stringed instruments will be provided by the Dulcimers.
The events held at the Cherokee Strip Museum in Perry are designed for families and 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 www.cherokee-strip-museum.org and follow the museum on Facebook at Cherokee Strip Museum. The Cherokee Strip Museum is located at 2617 West Fir Street in Perry.