The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

About the Center

The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center re-opened in April 2011. A property of the Oklahoma Historical Society, the Heritage Center tells the story of the largest land run in American history. The Heritage Center Archives house a varied collection of historical material—including numerous eyewitness pioneer accounts, oral histories, original manuscripts, books, and more than 20,000 original and reproduced photographs, many of which depict the drama of the historic 1893 Cherokee Strip Land Run.


Virtually all research and programmatic activity is based on the collections, data, and archival holdings of the Heritage Center. It is the duty of the archive to continue to keep this valuable information alive and in a digital form that is usable for the public.

With this in mind, the Heritage Center partnered with the Oklahoma Historical Society in 2017, placing a collection of nearly 400 digital surrogates on The Gateway to Oklahoma History, becoming the first such institution—outside the Oklahoma Historical Society—in the state to do so. The images reflect the Cherokee Strip between 1893 and 1955. Plans are in place to digitize and add an additional four collections to The Gateway in 2020.


Aaron Preston, Archivist


507 S. 4th Street
Enid, OK 73701


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