Want to learn more about Northwestern Oklahoma history and culture?


Join us at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center for our six-part lecture/workshop series, the Museum OKademy, led by Jake Krumwiede (Executive Director), Neal Matherne (Director of Education), and the CSRHC staff. These classes are aimed at current volunteers and other adult learners who wish to broaden their knowledge base about the history of our area and the materials from which we learn.

Reserve your spot for the first class below or email nmatherne@okistory.org for more information. Attendance is limited so please contact us as soon as possible. Classes are free with regular museum admission. CSRHC members always visit free.

Class Schedule:
Meeting One: What is a museum? What is Northwestern Oklahoma? (Saturday, January 15, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.).
Learn the basics of the modern museum and survey Northwestern Oklahoma as a geographical, historical, and cultural area.

Meeting Two: Historic Buildings and Early Oklahoma (Saturday, February 5, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.).
Discover how historic buildings are maintained and explore pre-statehood Oklahoma.

Meeting Three: 1893 (Saturday, February 19, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.).
Learn the importance of a single year in both regional, national, and international arenas as we discuss world’s fairs, the Panic of 1893, and the Cherokee Outlet land run.

Meeting Four: Museum Collections, Farms, and Energy (Saturday, March 5, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.).
Discover the basics of object collection, registration, and preservation. Then, explore how agriculture and energy shaped Northwestern Oklahoma.

Meeting Five: The Archive and the Recent (or not-so-recent) Past (Saturday, March 19, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.).
Visit the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center’s document and photo collection and learn about the recent history and growth of Northwestern Oklahoma.

Meeting Six: The People in the Museum (Saturday, April 2, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.).
You get to run the museum! Learn best practices in public-facing museum volunteership and put these skills to work. Who knows what will happen!

Interested? Register below!