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Chisholm Trail 150


Session Dates and Curricula

Teachers – Book NOW for 

  • Adventures with the Abernathy Boys for the fall session! (September 3  – October 31, 2019)

Our Education Session programs involve the best of history, art and music for a total learning experience.

Engaging students to learn and have fun is what our Great Expectation certified educators do best as they teach them about Chisholm Trail and Oklahoma history. Bringing historical characters to life, our educators even dress in period costumes of the people they represent.

Students discover the interesting lives of such notables like Kentucky Daisey, Lizzie Johnson, Pearl Carter Scott, Edna Ahrens, Johnnie Abernathy or Mrs. Will Rogers, depending upon the current program.

Our educators encourage students in investigating the past through interactive teaching. Great attention to detail and accuracy is provided by our teaching staff, which encourages students to learn more and be enthusiastic when they leave, and wanting to learn more.  The target grades are 3rd, 4th and 5th, though we host younger students, older students and adults.

“Our trip was indeed enjoyable. I must say that it is truly a blessing that our students are able to participate in such a hands-on and fun field trip which educates them on the wonders of southwest Oklahoma. The fact that you are able to fund this opportunity for our students is truly what touches my heart. As an educator of 29 years, it is a sad reality that my students today are not allotted the same opportunity to experience hands-on learning through field trips like my students experienced 10 years ago. We thank you and your wonderful and talented staff for having the perception of knowing what you are giving to our students and finding a way to remove the barriers which keep these experiences from happening.”

Thank you for all you do!

Donna Newkirk
SPED 4th/5th – Hugh Bish Elementary

The Heritage Center is the only non-profit to receive the Great Expectations Model School Certification, 13 consecutive years. (Awarded again in 2019).

STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math are at the core of all sessions for all ages. All sessions cover Oklahoma Academic Visual Art Standard 4

Please call Leah to discuss your needs (580) 252-6692 and Book your session TODAY!

Session schedule for the 2019-20 programs
Planning packets are available to provide teachers an idea of what to expect.

  • Adventure with the Abernathy Boys – Fall 2019 (September 3 – October 31, 2019)
  • Holidays on the Chisholm Trail: Surviving as a Newcomer to the Territory – Winter 2019 (November 1 – December 20, 2019)
  • History Heroes: Famous Figures from the Chisholm Trail Region
    January 6 – March 13, 2020
  • Oklahoma Land Giveaways
    March 23 – May 22, 2020

Enhanced Field Trips – Grades K-12 – no maximum number of students

Science for Second Graders – All Year – 2 for 1 field trip – Science-based field trip – Out-of-classroom hands-on interactive educational experience

Program Matrix

To view a Matrix for the session you are interested in, click the title. The matrix will download as an Excel file. You can also choose the PDF version. *indicates current session

*2019 History Heroes Teacher’s Packet

2018 Abernathy Packet for Teacher Planning

Holidays on the Trail teacher planning packet

2018 OK Land Run teacher planning packet