September Membership Blog
You can already feel the change in the weather, as the days get shorter, the sunlight turns golden and our fine feathered winter visitors (both human and birds) are on their way south.
Our Exhibits Manager Greg Palumbo was showing us the new Microsoft Surface touchtable program called Camp Life. It’s an interactive program, geared to kindergarten – 4th grade children, that seeks to acquaint them with Seminole camp life in the 1890s.
Museum Store – New item: generous 48″ umbrella with a clear acrylic shaft and a light-up center, just $24.95 (Museum members, take advantage of your member discount.)
Contact the Museum Store at (877) 902-1113 ext. 12224 with your questions about these items.
American Indian Arts Celebration (AIAC) – November 4-6. Join us for a celebration of traditional and contemporary Native American art, music, and dance from across the country. Delicious food will be available for purchase.
Friday is AIAC Youth Day, featuring crafts, animal shows and special archaeological programming. There is great programming everyday for school age children, including a “take-away craft.”
Tribal Historic Preservation Office (THPO) will be demonstrating, providing hands on learning opportunities and daily talks about their work.
The full AIAC schedule will be posted by the middle of October.
Tools of War, looks at the changing technology of weapons and how these advancements shaped the Seminole Wars. This exhibit features great items from our collection, including weaponry from 1817 -1858.
From Surviving to Thriving: An Everglades Economy is also available for your viewing. It is a chronological look at how the geographical area commonly known as the Everglades, has sustained the Seminole Tribe of Florida from the mid 1800’s to the present. Learn how some of the deliberate attempts to change the Everglades have impacted the ecology of South Florida and how they have positively and negatively affected the Tribe.
To enhance your Museum experience we offer free tours on most days, check the calendar on our website for times and days.
I look forward to seeing you at the Museum.