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Emahaka Mission, a Seminole school for girls, was established in 1894 and was located approximately five miles south of Wewoka on the Seminole-Creek border. Full capacity of the school's boarding department was 112. Studies ranged from elementary arithmetic to foreign languages and philosophy.


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

Ellwanger receives Advocacy recognition.

Seminole Nation Museum Executive Director Richard Ellwanger receives recognition from the American Alliance of Museums for advocacy work in the nation's capital. Read More

44th Annual Sorghum Festival 

Saturday, October 26, 2019

The age-old art of sorghum making is celebrated each fall in Wewoka at the community’s annual Sorghum Festival. Originated by the Wewoka Rotary Club in 1976 to promote the Seminole Nation Museum, the event has grown to become one of Oklahoma’s premier attractions, drawing crowds of visitors from across the US and abroad.

Made by boiling the raw juice squeezed from sorghum cane, the thick, amber...


Exhibit Exploring Christianity Among Southeastern Nations Now Open!

Following a successful Exhibit Reception on August 3rd, 2019, the Altars of Reconciliation Exhibit was opened to the public. Altars is a reflection of Christian faith in Native American culture and serves to eliminate conventionalized views that Native Americans who are Christian were simply "assimilated".


Museum attending Seminole Nation Days

The Seminole Nation Museum will be attending the 51st Annual Seminole Nation Days September 20nd -21rd, 2019. Seminole Nations Days is a 3 day celebration of Seminole culture and heritage held at the Mekusukey Mission on the third weekend in September every year.  Arts and crafts, sports, cultural dances, stickball game, softball tournament, golf tournament, 5k run, a carnival and live music are all part of the festivities.


Harjo Art Added to Permanent Collection

The Seminole Nation Museum is honored to present its 2019 Joan Roberts Ligon Collections Endowment purchase selection, “birds of wonder,” by celebrated artist Benjamin Harjo. Jr.

Benjamin Harjo Jr is one of the nation’s preeminent American Indian artists, often referred to as the "Picasso of Native American art." He studied at the...



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.