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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Museums

Mission: To tell the extraordinary stories of settling the Cherokee Strip and share the inspiring lessons of leadership with future generations.

Results: Grand Opening was April 1, 2011

Target demographics: All ages - Southwestern United States

Geographic areas served: Northwest Oklahoma, the State of Oklahoma and surrounding states.

Programs: Mission:to tell the extraordinary stories of settling the cherokee strip & further development of northwest oklahoma & sharing the inspiring lessons of leadership with future generations. Values:mission/vision - all operations are planned and carried out to fulfill our mission and vision. Service:we consider the needs and interests of all groups in our region in our decision making. Integrity:we maintain the highest ethical standards insisting on authenticity, intellectual integrity, transparency and balance in programs, operations and the stewardship of collections. Excellence:we demand excellence in all efforts through quality exhibits, programs and decision making. Creativity:we exercise creativity and imagination as we address new opportunities and challenges while repecting and building on our accomplishments. Fiscally sound:we live within our means while developing a support base for our future. Leadership:we promote the development of individual leadership while serving as a national leader in the museum field.

turkey creek school - area 4th grade classes participate in a day of living history held in the authentic one room school house. Students participate in the typical daily studies as children in 1910 taught by the villiage schoolmarm. The curriculum taught meets the oklahoma core standards for 4th grade students.

pioneer life- area 3rd grade classes participate in a day of living history learning about the process of settling land during the 1893 land run and participating in the daily chores of homesteading in the cherokee outlet. The curriculum taught meets the oklahoma core standards for 3rd grade students.

Community Stories

7 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My husband and I have been involved with the museum forever and have been so excited to watch it bloom into such a wonderful experience for folks of all ages. People are anxious to tell you (as a volunteer) about their experiences and childhoods and how "my grandparents made the run and loved to tell all about it."
The museum is great and getting even better, and we couldn't have a better staff of folks who so involved with and caring for our museum!

Board Member

Rating: 5

The Heritage Center presents a wonderful glimse into the history of Northern Oklahoma. It displays the hard work, determination and dedication that it took to develop an open praire into a modern part of the American fabric in the shortest time period in history. The presentation is extremely well done and can be viewed at the pace of the visitor. Wonderful!!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a citizen of Enid and a preservationist, I view the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center has one of the greatest assets in the State of Oklahoma. The Center provides guests an opportunity to share in the rich regional history of pioneers throughout the years (Past and Present); indivdiuals, who came to Oklahoma to built their homes, grow their businesses, and live their lifes. The story the Center tells is one of our nation's and state's growth from before statehood until today. The Regional Heritiage Center is both a history and a research center that should be included on everyone's bucket list of places to visit. I invite every to come to Enid to share the Northwest Oklahoma experience (past, present, future).

heyhelm

Board Member

Rating: 5

The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center is a gem. This museum tells the stories of those who settled this area after the Great Land Run, plus it teaches leadership lessons which are still relevant to business leaders today. The Center is a dynamic community organization with a full calendar of brown bag luncheons, family events and traveling exhibits. Beautiful exhibits, interesting artifacts, knowledgable staff and a completely remodeled "campus" make this someplace to add to your "to do" list for sure.

George23

Donor

Rating: 5

This is a museum our "personal history". Everybody in North and Northwest Oklahoma knows somebody that is featured in one or some of the exhibits. Our history started in 1893 with those who "made the Run". The Native's history was far earlier, and we are each represented in intimate detail that allows us to appreciate those who were here before us. A "Window to Our Past" has to be experienced to be appreciated.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a Volunteer, I have gained a lot of knowledge about the Cherokee Strip Heritage Resource Center that I didn't have before and have gained a vast amount of respect and admiration for the work they do. Their commiotment to the community and the legacy of the Cherokee Strip is always visible. What a great place to visit and I enjoy being a volunteer at this first class facility.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center tells the story of the greatest Land Run of all mankind and the history of its pioneers. It is Smithstonian quality and exciting and fun to visit. My grandparents who made the run on that hol day, September 16th, 1893, would be very of this wonderful heritage center. Bert Mackie