Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Collection Donated to Oklahoma Historical Society

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Collection Donated to Oklahoma Historical Society

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ENID - The Sons and Daughters of the Cherokee Strip Association voted to give a historical collection to the Oklahoma Historical Society.

The group founded and operated a museum in Enid from 1957 to 1976 to preserve the history of the 1893 Land Run and subsequent development of the Cherokee Strip. In 1976 the museum was donated to the OHS, but the Sons and Daughters Collection, including artifacts and archival materials, was retained by the association.

The collection has been stored at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid.

"Although the Sons and Daughters collection is being stored at the Heritage Center, the collection could not be worked with, used for research or exhibited since it was not owned by the Heritage Center," said Aaron Preston, archivist for the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center. …

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