ENID, Okla. — Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center is opening a new exhibit on the history of the American bison.
The exhibit will be open Feb. 11 through March 24. Visitors to the Heritage Center can see the exhibit at no additional cost, with the regular price of admission.
“The American bison was such an important mammal all across North America, both ecologically and culturally,” said Heritage Center Director Jake Krumwiede. “Their rapid decline to near extinction was catastrophic, but also symbolic of the changes happening in the ever-evolving American West in the latter half of the 19th century. The conservation efforts made in the late 19th and early 20th centuries are admirable, to say the least.”
The exhibit at the Heritage Center was made possible, in part, by the James C. and Teresa K. Day Foundation
The exhibit originally was opened at the C. M. Russell Museum in Great Falls, Mont., in conjunction with the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The National Buffalo Foundation has made the exhibit available for tour across North America.
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center is located a 507 S. 4th.
For more information about the Heritage Center, call (580) 237-1907 or visit www.csrhc.org.
The Heritage Center and Humphrey Heritage Village are open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center is a division of Oklahoma Historical Society.
The mission of Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma.
Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, OHS maintains museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state.
Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications OHS chronicles the history of Oklahoma.
For more information about the OHS, visit www.okhistory.org.