Support the Museum
The Seminole Nation Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that operates the Seminole Nation Museum without state, federal or tribal funding. The Museum relies primarily on private contributions to support its work in preserving and promoting the culture and history of the people of Wewoka and Seminole County. A major component in achieving this goal is the financial support received from memberships to the Seminole Nation Historical Society. In order for us to continue to grow, we need YOU! Your involvement and support strengthen our ability to provide educational programming, curate and preserve historical artifacts and documents, and fund the many impressive upgrades and renovations to our facility. Please make a contribution today to ensure the stories of the people of Wewoka and the Great Seminole Nation are kept alive for generations to come.
You may submit gifts online using our donate page.
Give by mail
Gifts by check are also accepted and may be mailed to the Seminole Nation Historical Society, Inc., P. O. Box 1532, Wewoka, OK 74884-1532. Download our membership brochure.
The Seminole Nation Historical Society, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (TIN 73-0970103) and contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law.
Your Membership Dollars at Work
Below is a list of the many ways your financial support impacts the Museum. It highlights the important roll you play as a partner in our success. Please demonstrate your commitment to the Museum and help us reach even greater goals by renewing and, if possible, increasing your membership contribution today. If you are not a member, we ask you to become one and join us in keeping the Seminole Nation Museum prospering!
These are just some of the many ways the Seminole Nation Museum uses your membership contributions…
- $25 purchases one book for our ever-growing research library.
- $50 purchases five archival boxes for storing and preserving historic photographs and documents.
- $100 funds one curatorial or archival workshop for a museum staff member.
- $250 funds the framing and matting of one historical print, document or image for exhibition.
- $500 funds one certified teaching artist for educational and community presentations.
- $1,000 funds the acquisition of one small, original artwork or cultural artifact.
- $2,500 funds the overall design and development of one temporary exhibit.
- $5,000 purchases one temporary traveling exhibit of regional or national scale.
- $10,000 purchases a major artwork/artifact for the museum’s permanent collection.
$10,000+ Donations larger than $10,000 contribute to the Seminole Nation Historical Society Endowment Fund established by C. R. Anthony. With your generous support, long-term endowment dollars underwrite current plans for future building expansion and improvements, including increased public spaces; enhanced, modern methods of artifact preservation; and increased professional staffing. New endowment funds may also be established in the name of the donor or in honor/memory of other individuals.
Other Ways to Support the Museum
Helping the Seminole Nation Museum doesn’t just involve financial support – there are other important ways you can benefit the Museum.
You can help the Museum by giving of your time. Assistance is always needed as part of the day-to-day operation of the Museum, or with our many special exhibits, fundraisers and educational programs. We have many opportunities for service that fit different schedules. If you’re interested in Wewoka’s fascinating history, help bring it alive by calling us today!
Do you have a piece of Wewoka history? A photograph of your family business or sofke spoon used by your great-grandmother? Consider making a gift of it to the Museum and let us showcase its place in Wewoka’s fascinating, unique story.
Spread the word
As it’s been said, “The only bad press is no press at all!” Help spread the word about the Seminole Nation Museum by liking us on Facebook, subscribing to our Blog, and bookmarking our website for frequent updates!
Annually, the Daisy Unit Garden Club of Wewoka holds its annual “April Shower” fundraiser for the Seminole Nation Museum. Through this effort, the Museum receives important goods, supplies, services and financial contributions to help off-set extensive operating costs. A “Wish List” is compiled by the staff each year highlighting our needs. These items, many of them inexpensive, are a great way to support the Museum and our Mission throughout the year.