You have reached a destination where unique discoveries await adventurous Patrons. Southern Heights Heritage Center and Museum is a small Museum with a big heart. Intrinsically tied to the exiled Ethnic Citizens of the former 5 Civilized Tribes, as official keepers of their collective ancestral story, our Motto since opening in 2001 has been; “Telling Our Own Story.”
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Enid's best kept secret
Our facility is named in honor of Leona Mitchell, a Black Chickasaw (with Cherokee, Cheyene-Arapaho Ancestry), Benefactor, International Opera Singer and Enid Resident.
Leona Mitchell Southern Heights Heritage Center and Museum is a repository situated along the Old Chisholm Trail, in the former Cherokee Outlet, which was owned by that Nation’s Freedmen and Autonomous Bands prior to the premature 1893 settlement by Boomers. The area upon which our Museum physically sits was part of the original townsite harboring the famed "Springs" (our "Government Springs"). The site was used by Cowboys to water their herds before the area was converted by Land Rush in 1893.
The Museum is the only Major Ethnic (Black) Indian owned Business in Northwestern Oklahoma, sitting along the entire span of the Highway U.S. 64/ 412 route and one of four remaining African Ancestored Businesses in the entire Southern Heights-East Park Addition, home to the Leona Mitchell Walkway District.
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