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Wewokan Vance Trimble won his 1960 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting.

Bandolier Bag Exhibition in the works

 The Seminole Nation Museum is hard at work putting together a unique and exciting exhibition that will incorporate its latest acquisition of Jay McGirt bandolier bags. The show will bring together other contemporary Seminole and Muscogee beaders who will showcase this traditional native beading technique. This exhibit is scheduled for February, and we ask everyone to keep an eye on our social media for more news and updates.

Preservation Grant Helps Expand Collections!

The Seminole Nation Museum in Wewoka has received a $20,000 Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant to help expand and reorganize its current collections area. With volunteer and intern help, the Museum’s staff has been hard at work since earlier this year gathering the supplies it needs to give its collections space an upgrade.

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.