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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Education, History Museums, Primary & Elementary Schools, Single Organization Support

Mission: To celebrate and perpetuate the history, art, and culture of the chisholm trail, the american cowboy, and the american west.

Results: We continue to provide education classes to 3rd 4th and 5th graders in 18 Southwest Oklahoma counties and 5 North Texas counties. We also continue to entertain and educate guests from around the world.

Target demographics: General Public and Students

Programs: The main purpose of the chisholm trail heritage center association is to educate using the umbrella of the chisholm trail to teach not only history and social studies, but also math, science, geography, biology, entrepreneurship, music appreciation, and fine arts known in educational circles as steam. Four revolving sessions use the historic backdrop of the following stories: abernathy boys, holidays on the trail, native americans along the trail, and oklahoma land giveaways. A summer session is also taught. In this capacity, the chisholm trail heritage center hosted over 6,500 students from 91 different school districts in oklahoma and texas as well as numerous homeschool students. While the core group of students are in grades 2 thru 5, the chisholm trail heritage center works with students as young as age 2 as well as senior adults. The center also hosts various learning opportunities as one-time classes or workshops. The center hosts a national day of the cowboy celebration in conjunction with our educational programming each summer.

Community Stories

1 Story from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Christina A.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Me and my family visited the Heritage center in June 2011. We loved it! Both my daughters 15 and 12 yeras old and my 7 year old son thought it was fun and they got to see little bit of how their Great great great grandfather lived his life as a cowboy on the Trail. Everyone was very helpful and all the questions we had were answered. 5 stars to everyone who works there!