Osage Nation Mobile Museum

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Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 3:30pm to 6:00pm

The Osage Nation Museum is proud to announce The Mobile Museum.  In honor of Native American Heritage month the Osage Nation Museum will have a traveling exhibit of items from our permanent collection displayed in the Osage Nation Child Care’s Resource on Wheels van.  The Mobile Museum will travel throughout Osage County to offer a glimpse of what our museum has to offer.

The Mobile Museum schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, November 10th – 3:30-6:00pm - Pawhuska City Library

       1801 Lynn Ave, Pawhuska, OK 74056

Thursday, November 12th - 3:30-6:00pm – Fairfax Library

                                                                     158 E Elm St, Fairfax, OK 74637

Tuesday, November 17th – 3:30-6:00pm – Hominy Public Library

                                                                    121 W Main St, Hominy, OK 74035

Thursday, November 19th – 3:30 – 6:00pm – Barnsdall Public Library

                                                                        412 S. 5th St., Barnsdall, OK 74002

Tuesday, November 24th – 3:30-6:00pm – Skiatook WELA

                                                                    1801 W. Oak St., Skiatook, OK 74070

Hallie Winter, Curator at the Osage Nation Museum said, “The Osage Nation Museum has been serving the Osage people for 77 years. We are excited to bring pieces from our collection directly to our community during Native American Heritage month.  Our hope is that individuals that may not have had a chance to visit our location are able to experience a part of the Osage Nation Museum in a new and exciting way.  We are happy to celebrate and promote our Osage art, culture and history.  Our hope is that people will become stimulated by what they experience in the Mobile Museum and will make a return trip to our location on the Osage Nation’s campus.”

About the Osage Nation Museum

In 1934, Osage Tribal Councilman and writer John Joseph Mathews became interested in the conservation of Osage culture through President Franklin Roosevelt’s Works Progress Administration (WPA) program.  At the time of its opening in 1938, it was the only museum in the world owned by an American Indian tribe, and it is known as the “oldest tribally-owned museum in the United States”.  Throughout the last 77 years the museum has served as a place to remember who we once were and to celebrate who we are today. The Osage Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma became the Osage Nation after reorganization of our government through a new constitution which was signed on May 6, 2006.  Following this reorganization, the Osage Tribal Museum, Library and Archives became the Osage Nation Museum (ONM).  The ONM remains true to our commitment of celebrating what it means to be Osage through continuous exhibition and educational programming.  For more information about the Osage Nation Museum, visit https://www.osagenation-nsn.gov/who-we-are/osage-tribal-museum or call 918-287-5441. 

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