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Famous outlaw and member of the FBI’s “Most Wanted List”, "Pretty Boy" Floyd spent much time in the Seminole County area and was said to have attended the Earlsboro funeral of his partner-in-crime dressed as a woman.   

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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

gorget

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. 

Sorghum Festival

Sorghum Fest

Sorghum Festival

Wewoka will host its annual Sorghum Festival on Saturday, October 25.  The festival occupies most of downtown Wewoka, running from the Wewoka Switch Depot seven blocks to the Seminole Nation Museum.  The museum grounds will feature historic reenactors, Native American foods, children's crafts, live music and entertainment, as well as pioneer and Native American living demonstrations.  The Wewoka Chamber of Commerce offers a myriad of exciting events downtown including a parade, car show, art and photography show, live entertainment, food and sales booths, and the John Lively Memorial 5K Run. Call the museum or click here for more information. 


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.