16. Visitation Trends at the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Seminole Indian Museum

The Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Seminole Indian Museum is commemorating three anniversaries in 2017: the 200-year anniversary of the first attack of the Seminole War, the 60th anniversary of federal recognition of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, and the 20th anniversary of the opening of the museum.

Carrie Dilley, Visitor Services and Development Manager at the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki museum, compiles data collected from visitors. Last year, she discovered that visitors from one third of countries visited the museum, including a surprising number of Europeans. 

In this episode, Carrie discusses possible reasons behind the visitation numbers, some museum goals for the next year, and Seminole history. 

Topics Discussed:
00:00: Intro
00:14: Carrie Dilley
00:48: Three anniversaries in 2017
03:30: Overall Visitation Numbers
04:44: What a Wonderful World Blog Post
05:25: Why the interest from Europe in general and Germany in particular?
07:30: Museum guides in multiple languages
08:00: How much do Europeans know about general American history?
10:30: New exhibits on the way

Guest:
Carrie Dilley, Visitor Services and Development Manager at the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki museum.