YOUR MEMBERSHIP AT WORK
Annually, membership dollars fund a myriad of services and programs for the Museum and the Wewoka community. Your contributions support a range of activities, many of which include:
In conjunction with grant funds provided through national foundations and other private sources, membership dollars make a significant impact in the restoration, renovation and maintenance of the Museum’s historic home - the original Wewoka Community Center. Since 2007, over $500,000 has been raised to repair and up-grade the Museum building in pursuit of our goal to preserve the historic work of the WPA while providing an effective, modern environment in which to share the story of Wewoka and the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma.
An on-going effort of the Museum is the care and preservation of its thousands of artifacts, photographs and artworks. Without proper storage and maintenance, these important collections would not last for other generations to enjoy. Membership contributions support the purchase of conservation supplies and fund training and continuing education for staff.
One of the most important uses of membership dollars is the support of educational outreach programs. Museum staff travels across Oklahoma and the Southeast to bring creative, educational and fun programming to students K-12. Story-telling, cultural activities and crafts are just a few of the methods the Museum uses to bring to life the people and culture of our area.
Membership dollars fund special programs and exhibits, such as the Smithsonian national traveling exhibit, Key Ingredients: America by Food (2011) and the Combat Paper Project (2012-13), as well as other shows celebrating the work of local and regional artists.
Additions to the Museum’s Permanent Collection of artworks and artifacts are funded annually through donor support. This important aspect of membership giving allows the Museum to constantly add new representations of art and culture to their existing collections and to reflect the evolution of the Wewoka community and the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma.
Fill out our online membership form to become a member of the Seminole Nation Historical Society today.
Give by mail
Gifts by check are 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.