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March 28, 2023

Contact: Jake Krumwiede
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, Oklahoma Historical Society

Opening Night Event for New Exhibit at Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

ENID, Okla. — The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center will host an opening night event for its special exhibit, “Frozen in Time: A Photographic History of Northwestern Oklahoma,” on Friday, April 7, starting at 6 p.m.

“Frozen in Time” focuses on a selection of photographs from northwestern Oklahoma, both past and present. The exhibit features selected photos from noted Enid photographers Mike Klemme and Wess Gray, with others by historic photographers William S. Prettyman, William Edson, and Richard J. “Dick” McConkay. Klemme and Gray will be available to talk about the exhibit and their work. The opening event is included with regular admission.

The opening night celebration will take place at the same time as an exciting event full of exploration, drinks and more. Mixologists and historical interpreters will take visitors through the history of popular cocktails in “Liquid History,” the latest event in the monthly “Museum After Dark” series. Ticketed group tours start at 6 p.m., with time slots every half hour. Tickets for “Liquid History” are $40 per person. You must be 21 years of age to attend this event.

For more information about the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 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 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.


Editor’s Note: Photos of the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center are available upon request.

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