Calendar of Events

CT150 - Chisholm Trail 150th Anniversary Exhibit

May 5th, 2017 All Day - September 16th, 2017
Contact Number: 580.237.1907
Location: Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 S 4th

Chisholm Trail 150th LogoCelebrate the 150th anniversary of the Chisholm Trail with an exciting new exhibit at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid. Step inside the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation Gallery and learn about the greatest of cattle trails.

The exhibit traces the history of the famed Chisholm Trail from its beginnings, through the closing of the prairie, to the life work of Enid native Bob Klemme and his efforts to mark the trail in tribute to its importance in changing the West.

The Chisholm Trail 150th Anniversary exhibit invites visitors to peer into life on the Chisholm Trail and discover the hardness and joys of the cattle drive era. Among the major themes covered in the exhibit include the purpose, struggle, historical timeline, and rewards of moving millions of Longhorn cattle from Texas to railheads in Kansas. The exhibit also explores women on the trail, cowboy music and barbed wire. Artifacts featured in the exhibit include original trail maps, gear, saddles and clothing.

Admission is the regular museum fee of $6.

The Chisholm Trail 150th Anniversary exhibit was researched and developed by the staff of the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center with expertise and creative assistance from the Oklahoma Historical Society.