Spiro Exhibition Connects History and Heritage for Students

Posted on May 7, 2021 by Seth "from Marketing" Spillman in

During the final weeks of the Spiro and the Art of the Mississippian World” exhibition, students from Spiro elementary and high school students drove nearly three hours to see what was discovered in their own backyard.

The Spiro mounds, located in Spiro, Oklahoma, is home to one of the greatest archeological discoveries in North America, but few people have ever seen what was uncovered there. Spiro and the Art of the Mississippian World, a groundbreaking exhibition 10 years in the making, gathered and showcased artifacts that were discovered in the Spiro Mounds and displayed them for the first time on such a large scale.

“I can’t believe that was found in our town.”

“I can’t believe that was found in our town,” one elementary student said to her friends as she snapped cell phone pictures of the artifacts. “I can’t believe Spiro can be that interesting.”

Many of the Spiro students are Choctaw and viewing the items in the exhibition not only connected them with the history of their town, but the history of their people and culture.

“The exhibit is definitely an honor for our area.”

“The exhibit is definitely an honor for our area,” Spiro Elementary School teacher Angela Timmons said. “To be able to see these artifacts in person is incredible!”

The Spiro and the Art of the Mississippian World” exhibition closes May 9, 2021 with a day of celebration, demonstrations and discussions scheduled for May 8. Visit the Cowboy this weekend for your last chance to see this amazing collection of art and artifacts before it is gone!

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