IT department helps deliver interactivity to new Heritage Center exhibits

Staff at the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center is using modern education techniques to captivate younger visitors touring the newly remodeled museum. While the renovations at the center aren’t complete, significant progress has been made toward making the exhibits interactive. Thanks to the CPN Information Technology department, all of the work has been done Read More »

FireLake Gifts featured items of the week: January 11-17, 2016

The FireLake Gift Shop art sale continues. If you’re looking for prints, framed or artist-signed originals, you can have your pick! Every time we open a closet door we find a few more great pieces of art stored away. Stop by our physical location inside the CPN Cultura Heritage Center or visit us online at Read More »

Heritage Center stands tall on tenth anniversary

Neither rain, nor sleet, nor a direct hit from a tornado or a multi-million dollar, man-made flood could stop the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center from reaching its tenth anniversary. “It’s been an incredibly difficult past couple of years following the flood of 2014, but as we begin to undertake the rebuild of museum Read More »

Way Back Wednesday: Mary Anderson Bourbonnais

A recent acquisition that was graciously donated by the Pottawatomie County Museum and Historical Society is a small photograph measuring 2.5” x 4” known as a carte de visite of prominent Citizen Potawatomi member Mary Anderson Bourbonnais. The photograph was made in Topeka, Kan. by photographer James H. Leonard in the 1870s.

Traditional winter tales offer opportunity to teach culture and history

 Traditional Potawatomi winter stories were used as practical learning tools to stay warm during the cold season. With the Halloween decorations down and the feasting season ahead, Potawatomi are dusting off the fabled winter stories that are only to be told when the air is crisp and the young ones hold out a realistic hope Read More »

Updates at museum and online for CPN Cultural Heritage Center

The chaos and flurry of activities that surround Festival and the Gathering of Potawatomi Nations have come and gone, allowing the staff of the CHC the opportunity to turn our attention to new and exciting projects. Foremost on our agenda is putting the museum back in order so we can share the history of the Read More »

Citizen Potawatomi on hand to celebrate Sacred Heart centennial

 On Sun., June 14, 2015 Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Konawa, Oklahoma celebrated its centennial with a Mass and potluck reception. Sacred Heart Mission and the associated school has a history in Pottawatomie County that dates back to 1876, when Fr. Isodore Robot, a French Benedictine arranged with the Potawatomi to establish a Catholic presence Read More »

CHC’s Dr. Mosteller writes on CPN experience in new book about British colonialism

Between her normal duties as director of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center and responsibilities in overseeing the museum’s reconstruction from damages sustained in the2014 flood, Dr. Kelli Mosteller recently featured as a contributor to a newly published book about the British Empire’s impact on indigenous communities. The book, “Indigenous Communities and Settler Colonialism: Read More »

Arts, crafts and more at the CHC June 26-27

Tribal members and their families are given the opportunity to work on regalia and share techniques with fellow Potawatomi at Festival each year. During Friday and Saturday of the annual event, theCultural Heritage Center hosts regalia making classes where items such as shawls, moccasins, medallions and bandoliers are crafted. “We’ve really tried to make our Read More »