The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center invites you to attend the January Brown Bag Lecture at noon on Wednesday, January 13 in the Village Church. Dr. Eric J. Schmaltz will be discussing the history of Germans from Russia, one of the largest people groups to settle the Cherokee Strip.
Dr. Eric J. Schmaltz is a professor at Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva, where he teaches Modern European and World History. Both sides of his family claim some Black Sea German ancestry, and their odyssey across half the globe influenced him to pursue the history profession. He earned a B.A. (1994) in History and German Language with honors at Saint Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. Following his M.A. (1996) in History at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, he completed a Ph.D. (2002) in History at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. He specializes in Modern Germany and Modern Russia with an emphasis on ethnic and nationality studies, particularly German minorities in Russia and the former USSR.
Journal of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, and member of the Board of Academic Advisors at the Center for Volga German Studies at Concordia University in Portland, Oregon.
The Brown Bag Lectures are held the second Wednesday of each month and are free to the public.
The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center is open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tues. – Sat. and is located at 507 S. 4th Street in Enid, Oklahoma. For more information on CSRHC programs, please contact the Heritage Center at 580-237-1907 or www.csrhc.org
Tickets Now on Sale for Christmas in the Village
Tickets are now on sale for the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center’s Christmas in the Village. This community event is sponsored by Humphrey & Guarantee Abstract. This holiday tradition will be held on Friday, December 4 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Humphrey Heritage Village on the Heritage Center grounds. Tickets are $5 with free admission for CSRHC members. Ticket holders may enter the express entrance at the Village Gates.
Families will enjoy an evening of Victorian Christmas celebrations with tours of the historic buildings, historic crafts for kids, and children’s choirs in the Village Church. Guests are invited to indulge in delicious homemade treats and try hot cider from the campfire in the village. The general store will be stocked with an assortment of unique gifts for that special person on your Christmas list. Santa will also make a stop at the event and visit with all the kids.
Group tours of Christmas in the Village are also available through the 19th of December. Tours include entertainment, a keepsake ornament, crafts and refreshments. Call today for ticket information and to schedule your group tours at 580-237-1907×227.
For more information on the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center or Humphrey Abstract’s Christmas in the Village, please visit the website at www.csrhc.org or call 580-237-1907.
Tickets will go on sale at 10:00 AM on Friday, July 24. Fans can order tickets by calling 855.TIX.ENID, visiting www.EnidEventCenter.com or in the Enid Event Center and Convention Hall Administration offices. There will be a Holiday Buffet Dinner package available to add on to ticket orders. The dinner package will be good for two guests’ tickets and meals, and a limited number of seats are available in Convention Hall’s Grand Ballroom. Group discounts are also available for groups of 10 or more.
“We are excited to announce a world class Christmas show in Mannheim Steamroller today,” said Global Spectrum’s Keller Taylor, General Manager of Enid Event Center and Convention Hall. “In addition to one of the best Christmas shows around, you can take advantage of our Chef’s Holiday dinner package to make it the complete night!”
This year marks the 31st Anniversary of the Christmas Tour and release of Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, an album that revolutionized the Holiday Season music category.
Grammy Award(r) winner Chip Davis will direct and co-produce Tour performances with MagicSpace Entertainment. The show features classic Christmas hits from Mannheim Steamroller and dazzling multimedia effects in an intimate setting. The spirit of the season comes alive with the signature sound of Mannheim Steamroller.
In addition to being a holiday tradition for many families, the Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Tour regularly attracts repeat attendance from multi-generational guests and is one of the longest running tours in the music industry.
Mannheim Steamroller has sold more than 40 million albums, 28 million in the Christmas genre. Their holiday albums have become synonymous with Christmas and consistently occupy top spots on Billboard’s Seasonal Charts every year.
With 19 gold, 8 multi-platinum and 4 platinum-certified records, Chip Davis is among an elite group of artists that include U2, Jay-Z, and The Beach Boys with such certifications.
About Chip Davis and Mannheim Steamroller
From his longtime home in Omaha, Neb., Mannheim Steamroller creator Chip Davis makes innovative music inspired by the sounds of another age. This former teacher and jingle writer founded the music industry’s largest independent recording label, American Gramaphone, in 1974 when industry executives said Davis’ innovative 18th century instrumental rock sound would never sell. In addition to a Grammy Award, Davis is largely credited with establishing the New Age music category that revolutionized the making and marketing of holiday music. His first Christmas album was released in 1984; the album’s success made Christmas records a “must do” for all music artists. With more than 40 million total records sold including 28 million Christmas albums, Mannheim Steamroller founder Chip Davis is the #1-selling Christmas artist of all time.
Davis, one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the music industry, offers a rich array of lifestyle products on www.mannheimsteamroller.com including hot chocolate, food, apparel and novelty items. His latest achievement is creating a cutting edge psychoacoustic technology that is being used in major medical institutions such as Mayo Clinic and is also being studied by NASA for potential use in space.
About MagicSpace Entertainment
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis is produced by MagicSpace Entertainment. The company is headed by Lee D. Marshall, Joe Marsh, John Ballard, Steve Boulay and Bruce Granath and has been producing and presenting national tours, Broadway shows, concerts and museum exhibits worldwide for over 30 years. Consistently one of the top promoters in North America, MagicSpace Entertainment typically produces and presents more than 250 events in 75 cities per year. They have offices in Park City and Salt Lake City, UT. www.magicspace.net
Upcoming Events at Enid Event Center and Convention Hall
Enid Event Center and Convention Hall feature a variety of exciting and world-class entertainment options. Currently their schedule includes:
Extreme Rodeo Challenge – May 22-23
Rodney Carrington – June 13
Martina McBride – June 26
Circus Spectacular – November 4
Tickets can be purchased by calling 855.TIX.ENID or visiting www.EnidEventCenter.com.
For a full list of upcoming events in Enid Event Center and Convention Hall, visit www.EnidEventCenter.com.