The Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Seminole Museum Turns 20 and Celebrates Solar Eclipse

Kenneth Morgan-Schleuning
Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation, Fla. (August 14, 2017)—Seminole Tribe of Florida’s Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum is pleased to announce its upcoming 20th Anniversary on Monday August 21, 2017. Please join us on that date for free admission all day!
The first Solar Eclipse to sweep the USA from coast to coast since June 8, 1918 will also fall on August 21. In honor of the eclipse, the anniversary and for just plain fun, we will be hosting a partial eclipse viewing in the Ceremonial Grounds of the Museum’s campus from 1:30 until 4:00. Light refreshments will be served. Viewing glasses will be on sale in the Museum Store the day of at a “first come, first served” basis.
In 1997, the Seminole Tribe of Florida built the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum. Its name means a “place to learn and a place to remember”. The Museum is a community place of cultural preservation and plays an important role in communicating the Seminole story to people who visit Big Cypress from countries across the globe. Today with the internet and social media the Seminole story is being recognized world-wide.
We have lost priceless knowledge of our people because we failed to properly document and store these documents. Therefore, I believe it is time to develop a museum where we can do these things and share our culture with those who wish to know a little about the Seminole.
James E. Billie, former Chairman, Seminole Tribe of Florida
About the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum
The Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum is owned and operated by the Seminole Tribe of Florida. Situated in the Everglades on a 66-acre cypress dome on the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation, the Museum offers more than 5,000 square feet of gallery space of exhibits featuring rare artifacts and lifelike dioramas that depict Seminole life at the turn of the century. A mile-long boardwalk highlights native flora and fauna. In 2009, the Museum became the first tribally governed museum to be accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. Open seven days a week from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., the museum is located 17 miles north of Interstate 75 at Exit 49. For more information, visit or call 877-902-1113.


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