Cherokee Strip Museum and Rose Hill School

The museum is a property of the Oklahoma Historical Society. The mission of the Cherokee Strip Museum and Rose Hill School is to collect, preserve, and interpret the history of the Cherokee Outlet. he museum complex sits on five acres and consists of four buildings: the museum, a blacksmith shop, a large implement building, and an original one-room schoolhouse. The exhibits are designed to portray life from the opening of the Cherokee Strip in 1893 to the 1930s. The museum features exhibits, a gallery featuring works by local and regional artists, a large gift shop, and a hands-on farmyard exhibit for children.

The blacksmith shop consists of a 24’ x 30’ display area with restrooms and a 36’ x 30’ demonstration area. The implement building contains many farming implements and tools that would have been in use during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Other outdoor exhibits include a jail cell, antique threshing machine, antique sorghum mill, and a “flying jenny” merry-go-round for kids. The Museum Archives preserves a variety of collections of historical material including photographs, family records of early Noble County residents and microfilm of newspapers dating back to 1895. The museum complex is located approximately a quarter-mile east of I-35 from exit 186 toward Perry. For more information, please visit or like us on Facebook. This partner page includes selections from the “Perry Parades Photograph Collection”


Diana Simon


2617 W. Fir Ave.
Perry, Oklahoma 73077

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Cherokee Strip Museum and Rose Hill School, partner contributing to The Gateway to Oklahoma History. University of North Texas Libraries. accessed July 22, 2024.

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