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Florida Department of State
Ken Detzner
Secretary of State

For Immediate Release
April 11, 2013

Contact:
Chris Cate
245.6522

Florida Department of State’s Museum of Florida History Announces New Seminole Exhibit

New exhibit, Seminole People of Florida: Survival and Success, will be on display May 17 to August 18

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Department of State’s Museum of Florida History today announced the opening date of the museum’s next temporary exhibit, Seminole People of Florida: Survival and Success. The new exhibit will be on display May 17 to August 18, 2013 at the Museum of Florida History in downtown Tallahassee.

"We are pleased to present this exhibit, which was created in a spirit of admiration for a group of people who have not only survived and prospered but have overcome extreme adversity," said Secretary Detzner. "The Seminole people have a long, proud history in Florida, and this new exhibit showcases their remarkable heritage and culture."

The exhibit provides insight into Seminole history, culture and artistic traditions from the mid-1850s to the present. The Museum of Florida History worked with members of the Seminole Tribe, the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum and other advisors to create a well-rounded exhibit. More than 90 artifacts are featured, including several examples of beautiful patchwork clothing from the museum’s collection of Seminole artifacts. The exhibit includes artifacts on loan from the Seminole Tribe’s Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum, notably an early nineteenth-century bandolier bag and nine paintings by Seminole artist Noah Billie.

The Museum of Florida History’s monthly programming will highlight the exhibit and feature numerous scholars and authors specializing in Seminole culture and history. More information on monthly programming may be obtained by calling the museum or by visiting the museum’s website.

About the Museum of Florida History

The Museum of Florida History is part of the Florida Department of State’s Division of Cultural Affairs and is located in the R. A. Gray Building at 500 South Bronough Street, Tallahassee, Florida.  Hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sunday and holidays, noon to 4:30 p.m. Parking is available in the garage adjacent to the museum and in nearby downtown garages. For more information, contact 850.245.6400 or visit our website at www.museumoffloridahistory.com.