August 7, 2023
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center Hires New Director of Education
ENID, Okla. — The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center has hired C.J. Budy as its new director of education. A Kansas native, Budy has worked at historic sites across the state of Kansas, most recently being a historical interpreter at Fort Osage National Historic Landmark in Sibley, Missouri, for the last five years. Budy also has experience at Fort Scott National Historic Site in Kansas and the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City.
Budy has been on site for the past two weeks, and he is excited about the future.
“I look forward to working with the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center staff and volunteers to bring new, engaging and fun educational and living history experiences to our visitors of all ages,” said Budy.
“C.J. has a strong background in living history interpretation, which is a big part of how we educate the public,” said Jake Krumwiede, museum director at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center. “In the short time he’s been with us, I have been impressed with his creativity, enthusiasm and professionalism. I can’t wait to see what great things he will do here.”
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.