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June 6, 2022

Contact: Jake Krumwiede
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 580-237-1907

Enid Summer Chautauqua Programs at Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

ENID, Okla. — Enid Chautauqua invites guests to step back in time with stories and anecdotes from historical figures at “Surviving the Sixties: Sex, Drugs and Rock ’n’ Roll,” its 2022 Enid Summer Chautauqua programs hosted by the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center (CSRHC). These free programs will take place Tuesday through Saturday, June 14–18, under the big white tent in the Humphrey Heritage Village at the CSRHC. Local entertainers will perform beginning at 6:30 p.m. each evening, with the scholar performances beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Through live performances, visitors can travel to another era and meet some of history's most illustrious characters while listening to stories and anecdotes from unique, first-person perspectives. Historical reenactments include an in-character monologue and an opportunity for the audience to pose questions to both the visiting luminary and the scholar/presenter.

Scholars for the “Surviving the Sixties” Summer Chautauqua 2022 are Joey Medina, portraying Allen Ginsberg; John Dennis Anderson, portraying Christopher Isherwood; Karen Vuranch, portraying Cass Elliot; Ted Kachel, portraying Timothy Leary; and Randy Noojin, portraying John Lennon. More information about the performers and events can be found at www.facebook.com/enidchautauqua. Events are free and open to the public.

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 Summer Chautauqua. The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center is located at 507 S. Fourth St. in Enid. 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.


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