An NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop hosted by the Spencer Museum of Art

Jancita Warrington, MA

Director, Haskell Cultural Center and Museum, Haskell Indian Nations University
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Jancita Warrington will facilitate our visit to the Haskell Cultural Center and Museum, where she serves as the Director. She will guide us through its permanent exhibition, which focuses on the history of Haskell Institute and its development into a four-year tribal university, and share its rich collection of material culture and archival documents. We will have ample time to view special and temporary exhibitions during our time with Ms. Warrington as well.

Ms. Warrington has a background in Indigenous Studies and Cultural Preservation Management. She has served as a Tribal Council Member and the Tribal Historic Cultural Preservation Director for the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation. In addition, she previously taught for Haskell Indian Nations University, the Bureau of Indian Education, and the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin. In 2012, she was selected by the National Center for Indian Economic Development as a 40 Under 40 Recipient, which honors those who have provided exceptional knowledge, leadership, dedication and commitment to serving Indian Country. Warrington is of Potawatomi, Menominee, and Ho-Chunk descent.


MA, University of Kansas
BA, Haskell Indian Nations University

Dates of Workshop Sessions

Session I: June 18-24, 2017 

Session II: July 9-15, 2017

Contact Information

Cassandra Mesick Braun, Project Co-Director: | 785-864-6794

Celka StraughnProject Co-Director: | 785-864-0136

Sydney PurselProject Intern: | 785-864-5253

The University of Kansas
Spencer Museum of Art
1301 Mississippi Street
Lawrence, KS 66045  | 785-864-4710

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