This exhibition was built around the photograph collection of Mr. William Boehmer and his wife, Edith Boehmer, who first came here in 1938 to open the Brighton Indian Day School; A school that was requested by the Brighton tribal community. After the school closed in 1954, the Boehmers stayed on, working for the Tribe in various capacities until Mr. Boehmer’s retirement in 1966. Hidden within those photos are also personal memories; stories of growing up, fond memories of the Boehmers, and personal triumphs.
Patchwork pieces are works that contain layers of stories and details. For those who study and create patchwork there are the patterns, like fire, rain, and lightning, which are used over and over again. Then there are unique patterns created only by certain Seminole creators. Sometimes, a skirt or sampler can tell a story or hold personal meaning to either the creator or the owner.