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J Coody Johnson

African-American attorney and oil man J. Coody Johnson motivated many black businessmen in early-day Oklahoma to establish a Negro State Fair.  Opened in 1915 in Muskogee, this event came four years later to Wewoka.

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Landscaping project completed

07/08/2014
Generous support makes long-awaited project a reality ahead of schedule Read More

Dan, Dan, the Sorghum man!

07/02/2014
Summer weather means work for Wewoka's biggest event is already under way Read More

new Native American artist featured in gift shop

07/01/2014
Traditional Southeastern Woodland designs highlight hand-carved jewelry of Alex Alvarez Read More

Acquisition

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Acquisition

The Seminole Nation Museum has recently acquired this signature copper gorget and detachable pin with hand braided chain created by Mvskoke/Seminole artist Kenneth Johnson. 

It is one of two artworks chosen to be the first purchases from the recently established Joan Roberts Ligon Collections Endowment Fund. The endowment provides money for the annual purchase of artworks and artifacts to enhance the museum's collections.

The other piece accepted into the collection is a painting by Seminole/Mvskoke/Sac & Fox artist and educator Tony Tiger.

"21st Century Man" is the second of two pieces accepted into the permanent collection of the Seminole Nation Museum through its recently established Joan Roberts Ligon Collections Endowment.

The 24" x 48" acrylic on canvas panel artwork is of Southeastern and Woodland design and features elements of Seminole patchwork. It speaks to the artist's Sac & Fox, Seminole and Mvskoke heritage and is representative of the diverse lineages of many of today's Native peoples.

A formal dedication of the painting and its companion piece, a copper gorget crafted by metalsmith Kenneth Johnson, will be held in September. The public will be invited. 

Membership Drive

Membership

Membership Drive

Summer is the time we begin our annual Membership Drive and ask you to join
us in sustaining the museum’s mission to preserve, promote and perpetuate the story of
Wewoka and the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma. The great success we have enjoyed in
recent years is due to the exceptional support provided through your membership dollars.
 
Since last year, the museum has completed over $35,000 in landscaping to beautify
the grounds and enhance Wewoka Avenue; we have hosted several successful exhibitions in
our newly renovated Margaret Jane Norman Gallery; we have moved into the design stage of
a major renovation and upgrade of our Seminole exhibition; and we have just finalized the
purchase of our first two artworks funded through our Joan Roberts Ligon Collections
Endowment. All of these accomplishments were made possible either in full or in part by your
membership gifts. We thank you for giving of your time and financial resources to sustain and
move forward the mission of the museum and its role in the Wewoka community.


Welcome to the Seminole Nation Museum

The Seminole Nation Museum documents and interprets the history and culture of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma and the people and events that make its capital, Wewoka, one of the most historically significant and culturally diverse communities in Oklahoma. Through the use of select artifacts, historic photographs and interpretive exhibits, the events and stories that shaped the home of the Seminoles for more than a century are chronicled in a captivating, educational and enlightening experience.