For information on the collections please contact:
Tara Backhouse, Collections Manager
(863) 902-1113 Ext 12246
Misty Snyder, Registrar
(863) 902-1113 Ext 12210
Julie Ruhl, Collections Assistant
(863) 902-1113 Ext 12229
Kevin Cunniff, Catalog Assistant
The Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum's various collections contain items related to the Seminole Tribe of Florida and, more generally speaking, to the Native American populations of the Southeastern United States. The Museum’s collections include historical newspapers, manuscripts, patchwork clothing, baskets, dolls, militaria and various pieces of ephemera produced during the 20th century.
We have nearly 200,000 pieces in our collection. In order to manage our collection and the Tribe’s resources responsibly, we have a rigorous acquisitions process. If you are interested in donating objects to our collection, please contact us. Please avoid sending material before contacting us, as unsolicited items may be returned to the sender. Thank you for your understanding.
The office of Collections deals with the management and preservation of over 180,000 objects contained within the collections of the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum.
Our Conservator makes sure that the Museum safely stores and displays the objects it cares for, working closely with the Exhibits Division to make sure all objects placed on exhibit are displayed in the safest manner possible.
The Museum actively collects the history of the Tribe by interviewing both Tribal members and members of the general public. The recordings in the Oral History Collection are stored archivally and are made accessible to the appropriate audiences.
Portions of the Museum's collection are online, and can be viewed on the Online Collections page. We hope you enjoy this feature!