I enjoy the opportunity to take photographs of the ONM’s collection and share a story with the community. The 1920’s were a period of great athletic interest in Osage County. The Hominy Indians, a professional football team, was created in 1925. Popular sports on the reservation included basketball, golf, and baseball. This baseball glove andContinue reading “Social Media Adventures”
A fun group from the West Alabama University Scholarship Program popped in for a tour this week! I thoroughly enjoyed their visit! It was great leading around a bunch of youth-bordering-on-adults who showed a frank interest in what I had to say, and the narrative I shared with them from our exhibition narratives. The youngContinue reading “West Alabama University Tour”
During #NationalNativeAmericanHeritageMonth, I and other staff at the Osage Nation Museum collaborated with the Nation’s Cultural Center in providing tours, ONM Craft Packs, and the Wah Zha Zhi Cultural Center’s Cultural Trunks. In one of the Cultural Trunks were these adorable toddler-sized chairs and drum. Super cute! Click here to see the Instagram Video of these drummer cuties!
Hours of hard work finally paid off! We dove into the grueling task of completing the grant application for IMLS, and we were accepted! Thanks to the Institute of Museum and Library Services the Osage Nation Museum’s staff have been completing training to grow our skills in using PastPerfect 5.0 Museum Database Software. We willContinue reading “IMLS Grant Training”
The “No Stress” Book Club from Oklahoma City visited us today for a tour! They were a super fun bunch who I thoroughly enjoyed showing around the galleries! A few weeks after this photograph was taken, I received a surprise card in the mail from this wonderful group! They all signed the card and thankedContinue reading ““No Stress” Book Club Tour”
Exciting things were happening today at the ONM! Staff from the Smithsonian came to film portions of a documentary at the Osage Nation Museum (ONM). The documentary will discuss the Wah-zha-zhe Ten busts that are currently displayed in the ONM’s Permanent Gallery. Their film crew interviewed men and women from the Osage community, including those descendedContinue reading “Smithsonian Filming at the ONM”
Behind the scenes we are busy preparing for the upcoming exhibition Traditional Values/Contemporary Vision: Works by Gina Gray. “steaddddy…..gentle, collections care”.