Community , Culture

ON Museum featuring mobile museum for Native American Heritage month

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, the Osage Nation Museum is presenting its mobile museum throughout November by traveling to several Osage County schools to engage and educate students.

This is the second consecutive year the museum is hosting the traveling museum exhibit featuring several museum collection items which will be displayed in the ON Child Care Resource on Wheels van.

In a news release, the ON Museum said it worked with the ON Education Department school advocates to set up a schedule to travel to each Osage County school “to offer a glimpse of what our museum has to offer to students in grades K-12.”

Hallie Winter, ON Museum curator, said in the release: “Education of the public about Osage history and culture is very important to us here at the ONM. What better place to start than with the youth in our community. By traveling to the (county) schools, the ONM is able to reach a large audience of children in grades K-12. It is our hope that they will learn about the Osage Nation during their visit to the Mobile Museum and in doing so will tell their parents about it and we will begin to see more families come into the ONM in Pawhuska. We have chosen Native American Heritage month to accompany the curriculum and other Native American Heritage events that the schools may have planned. This is an important month for Native culture and we are proud to do our part.”

The ON Museum can be reached at (918) 287-5441 or email museum@osagenation-nsn.gov and is online at www.osagenation-nsn.gov/museum