May 28, 2018
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center to Host Annual Chautauqua in the Park
ENID, Okla. — Enid Chautauqua invites guests to step back in time with stories and anecdotes from historical figures at its annual Chautauqua in the Park June 12–16 at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center. Daily workshops will be held in the Humphrey Heritage Village Church at 10:30 a.m. and noon, with nightly performances beginning at 7:30 p.m. Local entertainers will perform for free beginning at 6:30 p.m. under the big tent on the green in the Humphrey Heritage Village, where dinner and concessions will be available for purchase.
Scholars for Chautauqua in the Park 2018 are Debra Conner, portraying Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney; John Anderson, portraying Ernest Hemingway; Doug Mishler, portraying John Joseph “Black Jack” Pershing; Vanessa Adams-Harris, portraying Josephine Baker; and Dr. Michael Hughes, portraying Acee Blue Eagle. More information about the performers, daily and evening workshops and events can be found at www.facebook.com/enidchautauqua/. Events are free and open to the public.
Each year, Enid Chautauqua coordinates these educational events in partnership with Oklahoma Chautauqua. The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center is proud to be a project manager and host site for Chautauqua in the Park. The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center is located at 507 S. Fourth Street in Enid, Okla. For more information, please call 580-237-1907 or visit www.csrhc.org.
The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center is a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society. The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.