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File - Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center
The Stakeholder
A quarterly publication of the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center
Spring 2013
Vol. VI, Issue I
From the Board Chairman ...
MORE THAN A MUSEUM: The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage
Center is much more than a Smithsonian-quality museum.
Although a vital part of the Heritage Center and the most visible
and most visited, the museum constitutes only one of the
functions which make up the Heritage Center. A less visible, but
no less vital part of the Center is the Research Center and
Archives.
Preservation of historical information is the mission of the
Archives. Deeds, maps, newspapers, and letters are preserved
which document the incredible stories of the efforts and
hardships of the early settlers as they carved homes, farms and
livelihoods from the Cherokee Strip to support their families.
Over 10,000 photographs are not just stored in the Archives,
but are also catalogued and being digitized for safe keeping. The
Archives ensures that the photos are readily available for
research and study and for use by future generations.
Through the diligent efforts of the Archivist and volunteers, the legal descriptions of the claims of
those who made the Run of ’93 can be accessed. To see how this works, I asked Archivist, Aaron
Preston, to look up my great-grandfather, Irvin Ford, who, with his two oldest sons, Albert and
Oscar, made the Run. His claim was the NE 1/4, Section 12, Township 23, Range 8 near present
day Carrier. His two sons settled claims across the road from his. Albert’s farm remains in his
family to this day and is a designated Centennial Farm. Irvin and his wife had five sons and seven
daughters. One of his daughters was Lillie, my grandmother who, at one time, was Carrier
Postmistress.
Obtaining and preserving Oral Histories is a major function of the Archives. Over 300 oral histories
are contained in the Archives with new ones
routinely added. Some of the initial histories
taken in the 1950’s were obtained from people
who actually made the Run. Nothing is more
fascinating than hearing the people who made
history tell, in their own words, their stories.
The Research Center and Archives provide a
valuable resource for not only scholarly study but
also for families to explore their heritage and be a
part of “Claiming Our Past and Inspiring Our
Future.”
David S. Russell, M.D.
Chair, Board of Directors
Director’s Corner...
In an age where endless
entertainment is held in
the palm of our hands,
the Heritage Center,
along with most every
other
museum,
is
focused on staying
relevant and attracting
and engaging visitors.
In
February
the
Heritage Center hosted
its
first
training
conference for other history museums in
Northwest Oklahoma. The conference was
well received with 23 in attendance
representing seven museums from across our
region. The main topic of the day centered on
developing our facilities into inviting places to
come filled with engaging experiences that
keep visitors returning again and again.
The Heritage Center is fortunate to have a
beautiful, new facility in which to tell our
extraordinary story of the Cherokee Strip. We
strive daily to fill this facility with meaningful,
engaging experiences that have relevance for
our visitors in this cyber age in which we live.
All indicators tell us we’re on the right track,
but as always, we appreciate hearing your
ideas and thoughts on ways to better serve our
visitors and our community.
2013 Board of Directors
Dr. David Russell ..................................... Chairman
Daron Rudy ....................................... Vice Chairman
Hallie Caldwell...........................................Secretary
John Martin .................................................. Treasurer
April Danahy
Robert Dense
Kathy Dickson
Todd Earl
Rev. John McLemore
Suzy Meibergen
Bonnie Muegge
Sandie Olson
Richard Taylor
David Trojan
Jason Turnbow
Staff
Andrea Holland ................................... Director/Editor
David Kennedy .......................... Curator of Collections
Aaron Preston .................................................Archivist
Cody Jolliff ...................................... Education Director
Mike Caffey ................................ Maintenance Director
Dana Reese .......................................... Office Manager
Sarah Owens ..................................Museum Assistant
Darlene Pottorf ................... Visitor Services Assistant
Stephanie Gray................... Visitor Services Assistant
Beth Shearon ......................................... Webmaster
Memoriams
Maxine Austin, Ann Baccus, Ann Bartlett, Doyal Burrow,
Jim Craddick, William (Bill) Duncan Fisher, Nina Gill,
Francis "Fran" Warren Hoad, Charles C. Ingram,
Dr. Charles Mankin, Joe McEuen, Mary Sue Montgomery,
Lucy Turner Rooney, John Talley, and Ruhal Wells
By Lew and Myra Ward
Dr. J. Rufus Fears
By Richard and Donna Lemmons
Maxine Austin
By Betty Lou King
The Heritage Center’s annual membership
drive will begin in April. Your membership or
renewal is one of the indicators we use to
make sure we are meeting your expectations.
We also make social media outreach devices
work for us, so if you haven’t “liked” us yet on
Facebook or if you aren’t following us on
Twitter please do. We are counting on you!
Andi Holland
Honorariums
In honor of Suzy Meibergen for her birthday
By Kay M. Lee
In honor of Dr. Roger and Mary Henneke,
Butch and Margie Meibergen, Lew and Suzy Meibergen,
Mrs. Lee Parrish for Christmas
By Kay M. Lee
For more information on how you can honor a loved one through a
memoriam or honorarium please call (580) 237-1907 x221.
The Heritage Center Welcomes New Board Member
- Jason Turnbow “My desire to be involved with the Heritage Center has to do with sharing the spirit and
values of the Pioneers of the Cherokee Strip. Having lived in Enid most of my life, I hope
those values are preserved and upheld by our future generations.”
Jason Turnbow is Vice President for InterBank serving as Loan Officer and Marketing
Director for the corporation. Jason and his wife Torry, along with their two daughters
(ages 6 and 3), moved back to Enid in 2009 from Oklahoma City where he has been with
the bank since 2002. Jason was born and raised in Enid and graduated from Oklahoma
Bible Academy. He earned a degree in Business Administration from Oklahoma State
University. Jason is currently Enid Public School Foundation Past-President of the Board,
Board Member and past Treasurer of the Grand National Quail Club, Member of the
Grand National Quail Foundation, Board Member for the Enid Higher Education Council,
graduate of Leadership Greater Enid Class XIX, Board Member for the Enid Air Force
Association, Class sponsor for Vance Air Force Base Pilot Training Classes, CDSA
Board Member and chairman of the non-profit center building committee for CDSA,
Ward 2 Representative on the City Special Sales Tax Oversight Committee - serving as Vice Chairman, member of
Enid A.M. AMBUCS, volunteer at the Enid Farmer's Market and member of First United Methodist Church - serving
on the Church Council. He was recently named to the inaugural Enid Young Professionals 10 Under 40.
Spring Break
HANDS-ON HISTORY WEEK
March 19-22
Special activities from
1:00-3:00 P.M. daily!
Tues., March 19
We are headed West for a fun day at the
Waynoka Air & Rail Museum. Following our
tour and lunch at the Honey Wheat Café, we
will visit the Ames Astrobleme Museum
before returning home.
The Volunteer Appreciation trip is free for
all active Heritage Center volunteers, and
$25 for guests. Please RSVP by April 15 to
(580) 237-1907 x221.
LAND OFFICE & SURVEYING
Join a survey crew & file your land claim.
Wed., March 20
19TH CENTURY HOUSEKEEPING
Churn butter, learn how to use a scrub
board and more.
Thurs., March 21
THE CHISHOLM TRAIL
Join the cattle drive and experience
cowboy life.
Fri., March 22
FUN & GAMES
Join the Turkey Creek Schoolmarm
to play historic games.
Kids Admission price for EVERYONE
$3 each day from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Competition
9:00 A.M.
(Registration begins at 8:00 A.M.)
Grand National Gun Club Range
(South of Kremlin, OK)
Hunter’s Feast
and Awards Ceremony
6:00 P.M.
Humphrey Heritage Village Green
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center
In keeping with our rich heritage of competition, the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center will once again
host its April Fools Shoot. Proceeds from the event will help support a variety of educational programs at the
Heritage Center.
Event activities include a 100-target shoot of trap and 5-Stand; 3 rounds of trap and 1 round of 5-Stand, all
targets shot in competition, a sack lunch, and admission to the Hunter’s Feast and Awards Ceremony that
evening on the green at Humphrey Heritage Village. Great prizes will be awarded for Top Gun, Top Team,
Top Trap, Top 5-Stand and Lewis Class Scores A, B & C. The entry fee is $200 per individual or $1,000 per
5- person company sponsored team, and guest admission for the Hunter’s Feast is only $30.
Bringing history to life through engaging experiences is top priority at the Heritage Center. The April Fools
Shoot will provide opportunities to learn more about the history of shooting competitions in the Strip, historic
firearms, techniques and equipment.
We thank you for your support and look forward to having your participation in this fun and worthwhile event.
For more information please call (580) 237-1907.
2012 April Fools Shoot — Team Champion, Johnston Enterprises
Matt Landwehr, Fred Taylor, Joey Meibergen, Tim Crowley, Butch Meibergen
with CSRHC Education Director, Cody Jolliff
Brown Bag Lunch & Learn
Wednesday, April 10 at Noon
Humphrey Heritage Village Church
Dr. Doug Watson … Will Rogers Characterization
“Will Rogers Was Not Just a Cowboy. . .”
* The Official Oklahoma Will Rogers Performer
* Endorsed by the Will Rogers Memorial Commission
* Featured on C-SPAN and at Conferences Nationwide
Doug Watson is professor emeritus of English at Oklahoma Baptist
University. In 2010 he was inducted into the Oklahoma Higher Education
Hall of Fame.
Doug has been involved in historical characterization since 1991, traveling
with the Great Plains Chautauqua as Nathaniel Hawthorne and Stephen Crane. Since 2006 he has performed
his Will Rogers program hundreds of times around the United States and presented the program in more
than three hundred schools around the state of Oklahoma and beyond.
In addition to his Brown Bag Lecture, Dr. Watson will be visiting two Enid schools as Will Rogers. He will
also be returning to Enid in June as a Summer Chautauqua scholar.
Family Saturdays
APRIL 13 … Brush up on your HOMESTEADING SKILLS in the Glidewell House
MAY 18 … GAMES & CRAFTS with the Turkey Creek Schoolmarm
Family Saturday activities will be held from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. each day,
and are free for all ages with regular paid museum admission.
VISIT US
MUSEUM HOURS
ADMISSION
Tuesday—Saturday: 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Sunday: 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Closed: Mondays, New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day,
and Christmas Day
Adults .................................................................................... $5
Seniors (age 62+)................................................................... $3
Students ................................................................................. $3
Group Rate (10+)........................................................... $3 each
Families (up to 6) ................................................................ $13
Active Duty Military, Veterans,
and Children (5 & Under) .................................................FREE
CSRHC and OHS Members .............................................FREE
HUMPHREY HERITAGE VILLAGE
Open weather permitting
RESEARCH CENTER
Closed Sundays, Mondays
and all State holidays
To book a group tour or event rental, please contact::
(580) 237-1907
E-mail: [email protected]
You are cordially invited to attend a
Ladies Victorian Tea & Brunch
Friday, May 31, 2013
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Becky Owens, Kim Caruthers and Sharon Trojan
enjoying brunch in Humphrey Heritage Village.
Humphrey Heritage Village Green
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center
Tickets—$30
Kindly respond by May 17 to 580.237.1907 x221
FRONTIER ADVENTURE
Day Camp
JUNE 24—JUNE 28
7:30 A.M. to 5:15 P.M.
AGES:
COST:
4th, 5th, 6th Grade
$170 (20% off for CSRHC Family Members)
Registration deadline .. May 31
It’s time to sign up for History Explorers 2013! Join the
History Explorers for a fun-filled Frontier Adventure this
Summer!
build an exhibit * frontier entertainment * early-day school
lawn social with tea and dancing * fishing and outdoor
games * historic crafts * frontier army exploration
MAKE GREAT FRIENDS!
For registration information call the Education Department
at (580) 237-1907 x227, or e-mail: [email protected]
You won’t want to miss it!
Non-Profit
Organization
U.S. Postage Paid
Enid, OK
Permit No. 22
507 S. 4th Street
Enid, OK 73701
Phone: (580) 237-1907
e-mail: [email protected]
website: www.csrhc.org
Return Service Requested
Spring Calendar of Events
March 2013
March 2—March 31
Wednesday, March 13
* Noon
Saturday, April 13
Trappings of the Cherokee Strip * 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Fine Art & Custom Cowboy Gear
Temporary Exhibit Gallery
April 19—May 22
Brown Bag Lunch & Learn
Trappings Artists—Kathryn
Leitner and Harold Holden
Monday, April 22
* 9:00 a.m.
Family Saturday
“Homesteading Skills”
Glidewell House
Red Dirt BBQ Student Art
Winner’s Exhibit
Temporary Exhibit Gallery
Volunteer Appreciation
Bus Trip— Waynoka Air & Rail
Museum / Honey Wheat Café /
Ames Astrobleme Museum
March 19-22
* 1:00-3:00 p.m. daily
Spring Break Hands-On
History Week Activities
Friday, March 29
* 9:00 a.m.
April Fools Shoot
Grand National Gun Club Range
* 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 18
Hunter’s Feast and
* 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Awards Ceremony
Humphrey Heritage Village Green
Wednesday, May 22
Museum Closed for Easter
* Noon
Family Saturday
“Games & Crafts”
Turkey Creek School
Brown Bag Lunch & Learn
Doug Watson as Will Rogers
Ladies Victorian Tea & Brunch
Humphrey Heritage Village Green
Sunday, March 31
May 2013
April 2013
Wednesday, April 10
* Noon
Friday, May 31
* 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Brown Bag Lunch & Learn
Campbell Brothers Circus in
Drummond — Dovie Kaupke