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The Cherokee Strip Museum in Perry traces the history of the Cherokee Outlet and its people through the use of artifacts, photographs, documents, special events, and educational programs. In addition to exhibits detailing the history of life in the Outlet, there are vignettes of a general store, kitchen, music room, and the offices of early day doctor -D. F. Coldiron, dentist -F. C. Seids, and former governor- Henry S. Johnston.

On the museum's five acres is a furnished one-room country school built in 1895. In schools like this one, students received their education from the first through the eighth grade. Rose Hill School was moved to the museum grounds in 1971. Today the museum offers a living history program to school children throughout Oklahoma. "A Day at Rose Hill School" provides an introduction into lifestyles, education, and the environment of early Oklahoma. During their day at Rose Hill School, the children participate in a 1910 curriculum led by a costumed schoolmarm. The school day includes lessons from a McGuffey's Eclectic Reader, penmanship, orthography, geography, chores, and period games.

School activities are currently scheduled from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm on Tuesday through Friday during the fall and spring semesters. Visitors are welcome. Please check to make sure the schedule has not been changed.

The Rose Hill School program is operated jointly by the Oklahoma Historical Society and the Cherokee Strip Historical Society.

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How much does it cost?

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Adults

$3.00

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Children

$1.00

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Free Under

6

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Last Updates

2013

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Where is it at?

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The museum is 60 miles north of Oklahoma City and 90 miles west of Tulsa and is located east of I-35 at 2617 West Fir in Perry, OK, 73077.

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School groups apply in March to attend the next school year. Children retain the history that they can experience more than if they had read about it in a book.

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Books and toys are available. Many of the toys are appropriate for the 8-12 year children.

Need a little extra help?

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There is a wheelchair ramp at school but the path to the school is a bit steep for those with limited mobility.

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When can we go?

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Tuesday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Open all but Sunday, Monday, legal holidays, and January through MLK Holiday.

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