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Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

507 South 4th Street
Enid, OK 73701
580-237-1907
csrhcinfo@okhistory.org

Closed Mondays, New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day
Research Center Hours
Closed Sundays, Mondays and all state holidays
Humphrey Heritage Village Hours
Tuesday–Saturday10:00 am to 4:45 pm
Closed Sundays, Mondays, Easter, Thanksgiving Day and December–February
Admission
Adults$6.00
Seniors
(age 65+)
$4.00
Students
(6-18)
$3.00
Family
(up to 4)
$15.00
Veterans and all with Military ID
Free
Children
(5 & under)
Free
OHS & CSRHC Members  Free
New Admission Prices
Effective Jan. 1, 2017
Adults$7
Seniors (age 62+)$5
Students
(6–18)
$4
Children
(5 and under)
Free
Family
(up to 6 people)
$18
Veterans and Active MilitaryFree (with ID)
Group Rate (10+)$5/person
OHS and CSRHC Members  Free

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Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

The Heritage Center's exhibits take visitors on a journey through history from life before the and after the Land Run of 1889, to early settlers, oil and gas, the story of Enid, and Phillips University. A special exhibits gallery features traveling and temporary exhibits.

The Heritage Center also offers resources for research. The Research Center includes Enid city directories, newspapers on microfilm, Phillips University yearbooks, and oral histories.

The Sons and Daughters of the early Cherokee Strip Pioneer created the museum in the 1960s. In the 1970s the museum moved to its current location and became a property of the Oklahoma Historical Society. The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center opened in 2011.

For more information, visit the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center's website at www.csrhc.org.

Humphrey Heritage Village

The Heritage Center grounds include the Humphrey Heritage Village, with and 1893 US land office, 1896 Turkey Creek School, 1902 church, and the 1905 Glidewell house. Today these historical structures are used for living history programs, classes, lunches, and other events.

The 1893 Land Run

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.