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Betsy foster #1

Discovered on St. Patrick's Day 1923, The Betsy Foster #1 was the first oil well discovered in the greater Wewoka area. This well was located two miles southeast of Wewoka and was discovered by a Pennsylvania transplant by the name of R.H. Smith.


Seminole History and Culture Classes

Due to the popularity of our January-February sessions, the Seminole Nation Museum has approved hosting a second round of Seminole history and culture classes beginning Saturday, March 16, 2019. The free classes, which are open to the public, will be conducted Saturdays at the museum and will run from March 16 through April 20. The course will present the genesis of the Seminole people and their origins as Mvskoke mound builders. We will examine their evolu Read More

Summer smART Boxes a hit! 

The Seminole Nation Museum recently put together 100 Summer smART Box kits for children this July. These kits featured fun crafting and learning activities for children between kindergarten and 6th grade, and all boxes were reserved within the first two days. 

We want to thank all of our wonderful volunteers who made this event so special and to the parents, grandparents and guardians who attended.


$25,000 Grant from Oklahoma Humanities

Thanks, Tony, for helping us spread the word!

Artist Tony Tiger stopped by the Seminole Nation Museum today to record some digital programming for our new exhibition, “Mvskoke Voices” (more on that later) and took the time to help publicize our good news.

The Seminole Nation Museum is grateful to announce that it is the recipient of a $25,000 grant from Oklahoma Humanities. In response...

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Mvskoke Voices exhibition open! 

Mvskoke Voices is an exhibition co-sponsored by our friends at Red Earth Center in Oklahoma City. It features Native American artists of Mvskoke (Seminole and Creek) origins, exhibiting both classic and contemporary art.

The Museum has re-opened as of May 15th, and the art exhibition is open to the public! Museum staff is working to create digital content for those still at home and unable to attend. The deadline for the Mvskoke Voices exhibition has been extended to August 22, 2020.



Check out our calendar for upcoming events

 Our new 2020 calendar has been updated, and it is going to be a busy one! Click here for a list of upcoming events, including the titles of this year's art exhibitions and the dates of our festivals and fundraisers. 2020 is going to be a great year, full of exciting educational opportunities, family fun, expansion and outreach of our programs.


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.