Street Address
2617 West Fir Avenue
Perry, OK 73077
Mailing Address
2617 West Fir Avenue
Perry, OK 73077
Hours
Tuesday - Friday9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday10 AM - 4 PM
Sunday - Mondayclosed
Closed Sunday, Monday, and State Holidays
Staff
Peggy Haxton, Director
phone: 580-336-2405

Description

Located on five acres of land about an hour north of Oklahoma City, the Cherokee Strip Museum provides an opportunity to explore the remarkable events and people who made up the history of the Cherokee Outlet.

Henry S. Johnston, an early-day Perry attorney, was very active in Oklahoma politics. He was a member and temporary presiding officer of the Constitutional Convention in 1906 and was elected governor of the State of Oklahoma in 1926. The Museum is proud to display a recreation of Mr. Johnston's office in Perry. It features original furnishings from his second floor office on the south side of the town square.

Enjoy the extraordinary beadwork of the Otoe-Missouria Indians while learning about their removal in 1881 to an area along Red Rock Creek in what is now Noble County, Oklahoma.

And don't forget our gift shop! It has books on local history, cookbooks, postcards, and souveniers you won't want to miss.

Artifacts Collections

Displays include: Guns and Lawmen Office of doctor D. F. Coldiron Office of early day dentist, F. C. Seids Exhibit of former governors, Henry Bellmon and Henry S. Johnson Early 1900's kitchen Music Room Tamac Pottery Historic Photographs

Governance

Cherokee Strip Museum is operated by the Oklahoma Historical Society. The Cherokee Strip Historical Society in partnership with the OHS provide support for the Cherokee Strip Museum and its programs.