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.
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!!!
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.