Seminole Exhibit

July 29, 2010

How much do you really know about the Seminole Indians of Florida? Anyone interested in learning more about Seminole culture and history will be happy to take in the latest exhibit at the Boynton Beach City Library. Patchwork garments, beaded jewelry and small palmetto dolls portray the colorful dress of the Seminole women as well as their craftsmanship.

            The tribe also played a significant role in the progression of the tourist economy in Florida. People from all over the world have come to observe and experience the traditional culture of the ‘Unconquered People’ known as the Seminole Tribe of Florida. Capitalizing on their unique status, the tribe began to sell handcrafted items to the public that were commonly used in their culture. Such pieces can be seen in the library’s exhibit which contains several woodcarvings and even a palm frond that serves as the canvas for a painting of the legendary Seminole leader Osceola.

            So what are you waiting for? Come experience and enjoy the new Seminole Exhibit located on the second floor of the Boynton Beach City Library.  The exhibit runs through September 11, 2010.


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