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December 20, 2017

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

Heritage Center Endowment Campaign Hits Milestone

ENID, Okla. — The $5 million Endowment Campaign of the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center (CSRHC) has reached a major milestone. More than $2.3 million has been donated and pledged and more than $2 million of that has been received. The amount received to date consists of gifts of various sizes, including the $1 million matching gift challenge from the Lew Ward Family.

January 2018 ushers in the critical second phase of the campaign effort. Continuing success of the CSRHC Endowment Campaign will secure the enduring excellence of the center including the Smithsonian quality museum and exhibits, the outstanding Humphrey Heritage Village and the exceptional public programming. The endowment will assure that the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center continues to thrive while collecting, preserving and sharing the extraordinary heritage of northwestern Oklahoma while entertaining and inspiring this and future generations.

Since the 2011 opening of the CSRHC, more than 80,000 visitors from across the United States and from other countries have made their way through the doors. They have experienced numerous exhibits, public programs and community events that are only made possible because of the local support of Enid and the surround regional communities and leaders.

Those interested in making a contribution to the legacy of the CSRHC either through the endowment, as a volunteer or as a museum member are encouraged to contact Robbin Davis, director of the CSRHC at 580-237-1907 or csrhcinfo@okhistory.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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