The Cherokee Strip Museum in Perry, Oklahoma is home to a variety of exhibits that cover the culture and history of the surrounding areas. There are recreations of shops and offices as they would have looked decades ago. There is also a collection of Native American art and artifacts.
Things to Do
- Many of the exhibits give you a good insight into how life was lived by people in the area's past. There is a recreation of the office of Henry S. Johnson, governor of the state of Oklahoma in the 1920s.
- It is fun to see the replica of a dressmakers' shop. You can see what a seamstress would have used to hats, gloves and scarfs and there are some old style children's toys too. The Museum is also home to an old-style Farm Yard complete with a porch, farm tools and chickens.
- While you are here keep an eye out for ghosts. The Museum is housed in an old hospital dating back to 1932. It is said that the ghosts of people who died during botched operations still inhabit the building. Many people have admitted to seeing ghosts here so be prepared!
- Come on the last Sunday in April to enjoy the Rural Heritage Festival. Here you can see and take part in a bunch of different traditional activities like rope making and spinning.
Cherokee Strip Museum Insider Tips
- Children under the age of five are granted admission for free.
- While you're at the Museum stop into the gift shop to pick up some souvenirs. They have various items like cookbooks, postcards, history books and more.