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15 January 2018; Tribal List Yearly Round Up!

To bring awareness to the presence of Native people today, we ask people of tribal heritage to add their tribe to our guest book when they visit. Each year, we list the tribes that have been noted within that year and add it to an accumulative list that we show […]

8 January 2018; Winter Season

The Winter Season Has Begun! It came in roaring like a lion with below freezing temperatures and our parking lot full of ice! We are hoping, that the rest of this winter is gentle as a lamb as we work on a set of brand new exhibits inside! We’ll be […]

25 December 2017; Please Take Our Event Survey!

Help Us With Our Village Event! We’re posting this again in hopes that we can reach more of you before our new event kicks off next year! Every event is a process, and we need YOUR input to help make ours the best it can be! Everyone has been working […]

18 December 2017; Changes Expected for Native Headwear Exhibit

We’ve got HUGE plans for our Native Headwear exhibit! Though our exhibit on the Native headgear and military involvement has always been a display that has started many wonderful conversations, we decided to make some major changes after being struck by Hurricane Matthew last year. If you’ve visited since our […]

11 December 2017; A Brand New Project!

We’re at it again! Ever since Hurricane Matthew, it seems we’ve been full of renewed energy and inspiration! We have a brand new exhibit in store, but we need a bit of help from YOU! Our plans are to create a beautiful new space completely dedicated to the local tribes. […]

4 December 2017; Huichol Beaded Mask

This glorious mask was made by the Huichol people, …a southern tribe descendant from the Aztecs. Still residing in the coastal Jalisco and Nayarit of Mexico, the Huichol people continue many of their cultural practices. For the Huichol, the art world and the spirit world were one. Each of the […]

27 November 2017; Mask by Jill & Dennis Hendrix

This exquisite piece conveys an impressive degree of realism. The face is made from clay native to the America’s; it has been designed, sculpted, and painted by Jill Hendrix. The elegant fox fur that is adorning his head is a “pearl fox” that her husband, Dennis, raised on their ranch. […]

20 November 2017; Kwakiutl Bumble Bee

This is a Bumble Bee (also called “The Scratcher”) mask from the Kwakiutl people of the Pacific Northwest. Often worn by children during the Potlatch ceremony, the Bee Dancers would provide some comic relief as they buzzed around the participants. Those that were “stung” by the bees would then be […]

13 November 2017; Our October Progress

Thank You To All That Participated! It’s no surprise that all of our wonderful volunteers came together and accomplished so much in just a short weekend. Fish were created, clothing was fitted, baskets were made, signs and palisades were put into place, and so much more. Stories were shared as […]

6 November 2017; Soapstone Pictures

Soapstone is a wonderful medium for carving and is often used to create visages of animals. Because the stone is relatively soft, it ranks 1 out of 10 on the Mohs Hardness Scale. Its low density makes it a perfect medium for scratching line designs. The stone must first be […]

30 October 2017; Where to Purchase Yaupon

Yaupon is Made From a Tree That Grows Locally As the cold weather blows in strong enough to howl today, we thought it would be the perfect time to share two lovely places to purchase as well as a recipe that was shared with us! The only indigenous plant with […]

23 October 2017; Please Take Our Event Survey!

Help Us With Our Village Event! Every event is a process, and we’d like YOUR input to help make ours the best it can be! If you keep up with our Museum Mondays, you know from our LAST POST that this Friday will be our Village Day/Volunteer Day event. School […]