FAM

Homeschool Days

First Americans Museum welcomes homeschool families to the museum for a fun-filled day of tours, hands-on activities and films. Each quarterly Homeschool Day focuses on a different theme that explores the cultural pathways and traditions of the 39 Tribes in Oklahoma.  

Families can enjoy discounted admission at the school rate with advance registration. Both individual families and homeschool co-ops are welcome. Discounted admission is only available for purchase online!

Don’t forget—FAM members receive free admission!

Photograph Release

By attending programs, attendees agree to grant the First Americans Museum and its authorized representatives’ permission to record on photography film and/or video, pictures of participation. Attendees agree that any or all of the material photographed may be used, in any form, as part of any future publications, brochures, or other printed materials used to promote the First Americans Museum. Such use shall be without payment of fees, royalties, special credit or other compensation.

Upcoming Dates

Interwoven

Friday, November 18, 2022 | 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

SOLD OUT

Heartbeat of Nations

Friday, February 17, 2022 | 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Learn more about Indigenous music. 

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Beyond Frybread

Friday, May 19, 2022 | 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Explore Native food sovereignty. 

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Interwoven

Friday, November 18, 2022 | 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
$4 per student grades K–7; $6 Grades 8–12; $8 Adults | SOLD OUT

Learn about Indigenous fiber arts! Visitors will explore the diverse designs and motifs of the 39 tribes in Oklahoma. Join FAM staff and visiting artists as they teach visitors how to make corn husk dolls and Chickasaw-style woven baskets. Get ready for the holidays by creating your own ribbon stocking ornament. Students will leave with a better understanding of the unique fiber arts of the 39 Tribes.

11 a.m. | Chickasaw Basketweaving Demonstration with FAM Staff
12 p.m. | Sewing Demonstration with Tracy Newkumet
1 p.m. | Chickasaw Basketweaving Demonstration with FAM Staff
2 p.m. | Sewing Demonstration with Tracy Newkumet

Heartbeat of Nations

Friday, February 17, 2022 | 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
$4 per student grades K–7; $6 Grades 8–12; $8 Adults | Tickets Required

Why is music considered the heartbeat of indigenous communities? Come see live music demos from Woodland flutes to contemporary music by indigenous music. Join FAM staff in understanding how to respectively attend Powwows with round dancing demonstrations. Students will leave this program with a better understanding of how music connects indigenous people to their communities.

Beyond Frybread: Indigenous Food Sovereignty

Friday, May 19, 2022 | 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
$4 per student grades K–7; $6 Grades 8–12; $8 Adults | Tickets Required


Why has frybread become synonymous with Native food? What does it mean to eat indigenous food? Come and discover the difficult history of frybread and how it has evolved into a meaningful family recipe. Learn about food sources native to Oklahoma and how tribes adapted to this land during the Removal period. Bring your appetite as you create your own cookbook of fun indigenous recipes to try at home. By the end students will have learned how to connect with the land through indigenous food sources.