Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center507 South 4th Street
Enid, OK 73701
|Closed Mondays, New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day|
|Closed Sundays, Mondays & All State Holidays|
|Tue - Sat||10am to 4:45pm|
|Closed Sundays, Mondays, Easter, Thanksgiving Day & December - February|
(up to 4)
|Veterans and all with Military ID||Free|
(5 & under)
|OHS & CSRHC Members||Free|
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center
The new Heritage Center includes a Special Exhibits Gallery for traveling and temporary exhibits, a reading and research room, gift shop, plaza, the Phillips University columns, and "The Homesteaders" monument by H. Holden.
At noon on September 16, 1893, 100,000 people raced into the Cherokee Outlet to claim a 160-acre homestead or a town lot. The largest of the Oklahoma land runs, the Cherokee Outlet Land Run opened six million acres to settlement. By nightfall settlers camps dotted the prairie, and buildings were springing up in the newly settled towns.
The Sons and Daughters of the early Cherokee Strip pioneers organized the Museum of the Cherokee Strip during the 1950s. The Museum of the Cherokee Strip is now the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center. This transformation expands the original vision of the museum, showcasing the many lessons of leadership evident in development of the region, and inspiring future generations in ambition, dedication, courage, wisdom, and perseverance. An $8 million fundraising initiative, Claiming Our Past, Inspiring Our Future: The Campaign to Create the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center was organized to secure $7 million for the capital project and $1 million for an operational endowment.
For more information, visit the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center's website at www.csrhc.org.