Solstice Celebrations

First Americans Museum presents special observances for the summer and winter solstice. Stay up-to-date on all FAM offerings by joining our mailing list.

Winter Solstice Celebration
Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022 | 3–6 p.m.
Hall of The People and Festival Plaza
FREE | No Tickets Required

Visit FAM for a unique experience on the shortest day of the year. 

Reflection Walks | 3–4:15 p.m.
Join two culture bearers on 30-minute interpretive walks up the FAM Mound. The mound is approximately three-fourths of a mile round trip at an ADA compliant grade. Limited space on a golf car will be available for elders or those with mobility limitations. Wheelchairs, motorized scooters and strollers are permitted. Wagons, bicycles or recreational scooters are prohibited. In the case of inclement weather, the walks will be canceled.

  • 3 p.m. Guided walk with Mekko Chebon Kernell (Muscogee)
  • 3:45 p.m. Guided walk with artist Richard Zane Smith (Wyandot)

Program in Hall of the People | 4:15–5 p.m.

  • Gone Too Soon modern dance performance from Tvske Billy (Muscogee/Kiowa)
  • Prayer from Mekko Chebon Kernell
  • Seasonal address from Rev. Dr. David Wilson (Choctaw)
  • Wyandot(te)/Wendat Winter Story with Richard Zane Smith

Observing the Solstice in Festival Plaza | 5–6 p.m.

  • Quiet observation of the sunset (5:21 p.m.)—photography is permitted
  • Closing prayer
  • Round dance (shawls not required)