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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.

Bandolier Bag Exhibition closing April 30th!

 The Seminole Nation Museum is happy to announce that it's latest exhibition Mvskoke Bandoliers: Contemporary Seminole and Muscogee Art in Cloth is open to the public! This exhibition incorporates its latest acquisition of Jay McGirt bandolier bags. The show brings together other contemporary Seminole and Muscogee beaders who showcase this traditional native beading technique. This exhibit is scheduled to be open until April 30th, and we ask everyone to keep an eye on our social media for more news and updates. To read more about this exhibition, click here!

April Showers!

The April Showers Fundraiser was a huge success this year, thanks to all of our wonderful volunteers and donators. The fundraiser was held Tuesday, April 5th.  This is a very important event put on by the wonderful ladies at the Daisy Garden Club each year to help us stock up on essential supplies on our Wish List, as well as fund some of our larger annual projects. If anyone is still interested in donating, please click here for a physical copy of this year's Wish List.

 


School Photos on Loan

On loan from Seminole Nation Historic Preservation department are over 2 dozen amazing photos of the Mekesukey Academy for Boys (more commonly known as the Mekesukey Mission),which was a boarding school for Native American children establish in 1891 in present-day Seminole, OK. The school was closed in 1930 and was soon after consumed by a fire. Artifacts from it are difficult to come by, making these photos a profoundly useful research tool. 

Yaupon Holly Tea

Vsse Lopocke (also known as Yaupon Holly Tea), prior to Removal it was an important part of the rituals and daily life of Southeastern tribes. This powerful medicinal tea is now available at the Seminole Nation Museum. Give the gift of health and wellness this Christmas! Half-pound bags at an introductory price of $35.



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.