Opening date for recently renovated Council House announced
OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — Muscogee (Creek) Nation Principal Chief James Floyd made an announcement June 23 addressing current and upcoming projects for MCN during a Muscogee Historical and Cultural Foundation event at the College of the Muscogee Nation in Okmulgee.
Floyd announced as the opening date for the restored Council House located in downtown Okmulgee as Nov. 17. The building was restored to reflect the original 1878 structure.
“I’m so glad to see the progress that’s been made,” he said. “I look forward to its opening and future use.”
Floyd said there would probably be soft openings held before the official opening date.
The former Sharpe’s building located across the street from the Council House was the second project announced during the event.
“I wish I had a solution to everything, I don’t have that one figured out yet,” he said.
Floyd explained the Nation’s vision for the building is to be utilized as a visitors’ center, with space for exhibits and archival storage.
The final project announcement pertained to the former Okmulgee Country Club.
Floyd said MCN envisions the building to be fully restored close to the 1920s original structure.
He said the area would be used to host small events for small group presentations as well as a space for a performing arts theater.
Floyd said the former golf course would have permanent structures built for living exhibits including bow making, paddle making and flute making.
“My hope is by the end of this calendar year we will have this all worked out…” he said.
The plans for the projects are on display at the MCN Executive Building.1 comment