Seminole Nation Museum

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Seminole Nation Museum Founded in 1974 by the citizens of Wewoka, the Seminole Nation Museum documents the history and culture of the Seminole Indian Nation, the Freedmen, and the early Oklahoma Pioneers since 1849.

Housed in the beautiful native rock building that was once the original Wewoka Community Center, the Museum contains a comprehensive research library, art gallery, gift shop and thousands of square feet of display space revealing the social, cultural, educational and economic heritage of these early settlers.

A military room, dedicated to local servicemen and women contains memorabilia and artifacts dating from the civil War. Another area is devoted to the Great Oklahoma Oil Boom, once the life's blood of the Wewoka area.

ART - Universal Man, a bronze sculpture by Seminole-Creek artist Enoch "Kelly" Haney is"Universal Man" part of the permanent collection housed in the Museum's Margaret Jane Norman Art Gallery. Not only is the work of Native American artists displayed but special shows throughout the year reveal the artistry and craftsmanship of both professional and amateur artists from throughout the country.

CRAFTS - The C.R. Anthony Indian Arts and Crafts Center houses a gift shop where authentic Seminole handcrafts, patchwork, painting, sculpture, jewelry, beadwork and books are sold. Jars of Wewoka Sorghum are also available for those who cannot attend the annual Sorghum Day Festival, held the fourth Saturday in October.

HERITAGE - The life and culture of the Seminoles from the time of their removal from Florida on the Trail of Tears to the establishment of their nation and capital in Oklahoma is depicted in the Seminole Wing of the Museum. Also here is the story of the Freedmen, the African-American men and women who became citizens of the Seminole Nation after the Civil War.

HISTORY - The Pioneer Wing of the Museum houses an early-day representation of Wewoka. Replicas of a home, a school and business and professional offices line the street. The Memorial Walk ends with a display of the famous Wewoka landmark - the WEWOKA SWITCH Depot.

Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Address: 524 South Wewoka Avenue
Phone: 405-257-5580
Group tours and traveling educational programs available

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Whipping Tree

Standing on the lawn of the present day Seminole County Court House is the Whipping Tree where the Seminoles punished their criminals prior to 1907.

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Wewoka Library

One of the most beautiful small libraries of Oklahoma belongs to Wewoka. Founded in 1929, its architecture is reminiscent of New England. It has been recently renovated, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Outdoor Murals

"Wewoka Switch" - artist, Kenneth & Edwana Gayler Located between 3rd and 4

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Wewoka Lake

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