FLOR500, Garden 406 Billy L. Cypress, Museum Director (1942–2004) Billy Cypress was the first member of the Seminole Tribe of Florida to obtain a four-year college degree when he graduated from Stetson University in 1965. He worked to preserve the legends and customs of the Tribe, and went on to be the first executive director of the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum, the first tribally-governed museum to be accredited by the American Association of Museums.
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Billy L. Cypress, Museum Director

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Billy L. Cypress, Museum Director

(1942–2004)

Billy Cypress was the first member of the Seminole Tribe of Florida to obtain a four-year college degree when he graduated from Stetson University in 1965. He worked to preserve the legends and customs of the Tribe, and went on to be the first executive director of the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum, the first tribally-governed museum to be accredited by the American Association of Museums. 



 




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