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April 25, 2017

Contact: Andi Holland
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 580-237-1907 x223

Learn the Impact of the Events of April 1865 at Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center’s May Brown Bag Lecture

ENID, Okla. — The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center’s (CSRHC) May Brown Bag presentation will be held on Wednesday, May 10, at noon in the Village Church. Mike Sheriff, an Oklahoma historian and docent at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City, will be speaking on the impact of events that occurred in April 1865.

Most people experience only a few life-changing events over their entire lifespan. However, people living in the United States underwent more life-altering trials in the month of April 1865 than some people have in their entire lifetime. And, interestingly enough, those trials impact our lives today. Not the least of these occurrences was the first assassination of an American president. Surrounding that historic event are legends and myths that are tied directly to Oklahoma. Sheriff will discuss the lore behind these stories that have been passed down through the ages and, hopefully, dispel myths and stimulate a thought-provoking dialogue.

The CSRHC’s 2017 Brown Bag Lectures are generously sponsored by the law firm of Field, Trojan & Harvey PPLC and Sharon and David Trojan. The lectures are typically held on the second Wednesday of each month at noon. A variety of interesting topics are presented and discussed for the entertainment and enrichment of our community. The presentations are free and open to the public and guests are welcome to bring their lunch.

The CSRHC is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and is located at 507 S. 4th Street in Enid, Okla. For more information about CSRHC programs, 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.

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