April 18, 2019
Cherokee Strip Museum to Host Rural Heritage Festival
PERRY, Okla. — The Cherokee Strip Museum will host its Rural Heritage Festival on Saturday, May 11, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 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 W. Fir St. in Perry.
The Cherokee Strip Museum is an affiliate 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 and its people. 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.