Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center507 South 4th Street
Enid, OK 73701
|Closed Mondays, New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day|
|Closed Sundays, Mondays and all state holidays|
|Tuesday–Saturday||10:00 am to 4:45 pm|
|Closed Sundays, Mondays, Easter, Thanksgiving Day and December–February|
|Seniors (age 62+)||$5|
(5 and under)
(up to 6 people)
|Veterans and Active Military||Free (with ID)|
|Group Rate (10+)||$5/person|
|OHS and CSRHC Members||Free|
Use of drones over Oklahoma Historical Society property is not permitted without written approval of the facility director.
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.
Photograph Collections Available Online
The William Edson Photograph Collection now is accessible online through The Gateway to Oklahoma History. This collection contains nearly 400 images depicting Enid and the surrounding community. Edson was a longtime photographer for The Enid News & Eagle. More items will be placed online in the upcoming months.
View the William Edson Photograph Collection
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.