Fall Events at the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum
Fall is right around the corner and it’s bringing an abundance of exciting events to the Seminole Big Cypress Indian Reservation. Whether you’re a busy parent, a hardworking adventurer or a student back in school, the Ah-Tah-Thi Ki Museum has the activity for you.
An Event-Filled Fall Calendar
The Fall event calendar is jam-packed with cool events that will have something for everyone in the household. On September 19th from 10 AM -3 PM the Seminole Artist Experience Art Sale takes place. Not only will beautiful works of Seminole art be available for purchase, including those by Elgin Jumper, but a painting demonstration, print raffle and work-in-progress reading of “Nightfall, The Novel” will also take place. The Museum will be hosting this event at the Seminole Tribe’s Hollywood Headquarters.
During the month of October, participants can traverse the boardwalk at night and hear some stories during the Nighttime Experience (Oct. 12th) or find themselves in a much more peaceful atmosphere walking through the newly completed sculpture garden throughout the month of October.
On December 1st, Museum Store Sunday will feature the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum and hundreds of museums across the globe showing off beautiful and unique gift items. Much of the work, including impressive jewelry pieces and distinctive artifacts, have been created or inspired by Native Americans, including Seminoles.
For those who are nervous they will miss out on great fall deals because of a hectic schedule or bad timing, not to worry. The entire month of September is Broward Attractions and Museums Month (BAMM), meaning BOGO or free admission to over 22 different south Florida museums and attractions!
2019 American Indian Arts Celebration (AIAC)
Perhaps one of the most highly anticipated events of the fall is the American Indian Arts Celebration (AIAC) on November 1st and 2nd. The huge event aims to bring museum learning outdoors and offers a fun and engaging form of education to all who attend. Last year’s attendance drew in a record crowd of 2,500, including 1,000 students from Hendry, Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Collier counties. It included cultural dance demonstrations from Native tribes, music, arts, clothing, canoe carving, alligator wrestling, and delicious and interesting foods like fresh cut swamp cabbage. One of the best elements of the event is the ability to engage in the culture by learning unique traditions, hearing important stories and becoming educated on the history of the Seminole Tribe and other tribes throughout the country. If last year is any gauge, then the 2019 event is likely to be even bigger than ever.
Nighttime adventures, awe-inspiring art and activities, and blissful sculpture gardens are just some of the fall offerings at the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum. There is an event for every mood and a rich history behind every event.
ABOUT FLORIDA SEMINOLE TOURISM (FST)
The Seminole Tribe of Florida is a federally recognized Indian Tribe. FST is a top Florida Everglades adventure, learning and camping destination. We share the excitement and wonder of the Florida Everglades to visitors from around the globe. Our award-winning Everglades attractions include Billie Swamp Safari, Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum, and Big Cypress RV Resort & Campground.