The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center’s first Family Saturday of the year will be held on Saturday, January 21 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Village Church. The theme of the January Family Saturday will be World War I to complement the newly changed cases in the exhibit gallery.
Each January the theme changes in several cases in the permanent gallery to reflect different aspects of the Cherokee Strip. This year the theme is World War I in commemoration of the 100th Anniversary. The changing cases tell the stories of men from this region who fought in the First World War. The cases are filled with uniforms and related artifacts from that historical event.
During this Family Saturday, families have the opportunity to learn about World War I through the making of War Bond buttons and learn about code talking used during the war to keep important strategic military information from the enemy.
Family Saturday hands-on activities are held monthly. The activities provided during Family Saturdays are free with admission to the museum. Admission for adults is $6 and $3 for children. Those five years and under are free.
For more information on Family Saturdays or other CSRHC programs, please contact the Heritage Center at 580-237-1907 or www.csrhc.org. The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center is located at 507 S. 4th Street in Enid, Oklahoma.