Commission by Jake Tiger and the Holiday Bazaar

Dec 29, 2023 | Events, Exhibit

people enjoying the 2023 holiday bazaar

Through the generosity of a Historic Preservation Grant from the Oklahoma Historical Society, the Seminole Nation Museum was able to commission a piece by Seminole textile artist Jake Tiger, who is creating a traditional men’s Seminole regalia to showcase in the Seminole Wing. There will be a reception and unveiling of this piece on Saturday, January 20th, from noon to 2pm. This event is open to the public, and there will be a panel that includes the artist and guest speakers, who will discuss the history behind the acquisition as well as answer questions from the audience.

 

Jake Tiger with commissioned piece

 

The Seminole Nation Museum is grateful to receive an Oklahoma Humanities Grant for a Collections Assistant. With the help of this grant, Karen Smith has been with the Museum this past year, helping to scan our collection of over 10,000 photographs and input them into our new collection’s software. This project has helped the Museum showcase our extensive collection of photos, as the staff is working to release many images to the public over the next year.

 

restored photo of a native child

 

2023 Holiday Bazaar

The Holiday Bazaar has always been one of the most anticipated events of the year, and this year was no different! The Museum’s 49th Annual Holiday Bazaar was one of our best yet, with the Museum grossing almost $26,000 worth of revenue to help provide arts and cultural programming throughout the year.

 

Seminole girls with Santa

 

Kids gathered at the Museum on Monday, December 4th, for photos with Santa and enjoyed hot chocolate and delicious taco soup in celebration of Wewoka’s Annual Christmas Parade! The theme this year was The Magic of Christmas, and it certainly was a magical evening for everyone involved.