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CSRHC Frontier Festival Celebrates Cherokee Strip Days
By Tourism Industry Partner
The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center celebrates Cherokee Strip Days with a new living history event, Frontier Festival, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday, September 17, 2011.
Step back in time and experience life in the Cherokee Outlet when Humphrey Heritage Village is transformed into an 1890s town. There will be historical reenactments, demonstrations, music, food and lots of hands-on activities for the whole family.
Visitors can file their claim at the Land Office or attend Turkey Creek School and complete a daily assignment. Tours will take place at the Glidewell Family home for an inside look at housekeeping chores of the day. Or guests may just want to stop for a moment of peace in the Village Church and take in a hymn. Make-shift stores will dot the green offering visitors the items they will need to set-up settlement.
On your visit be careful; this new town can get a little rowdy. You never know when a fight will break out or you might be called upon to help put out a fire. Once all the excitement has passed, visit the make-shift merchantile to sooth your sweet tooth or quinch your thirst with a Sasparilla.
Humphrey Heritage Village is a grouping of four historically significant buildings placed around a village green and gazebo on the grounds of the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center. The buildings were rescued and restored by the Sons & Daughters of the Cherokee Strip Association and other skilled and dedicated volunteers. Bill Humphrey was a major contributor to the project. The buildings include the only remaining 1893 U.S. Land Office, an 1895 one-room school, a 1902 church and the 1905 home of the J.W. Glidewell Family.
For more information on the Frontier Festival, or other Heritage Center events call 580-237-1907 or visit the website, www.csrhc.org.
Contact: Andi Holland, Director
(580) 237-1907 x223