Museum Mondays

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Every Monday we try and feature information from our exhibit items, events, or local history. E-mail us through our Museum Monday Suggestions page for questions or suggestions for future Museum Monday posts!

19 February 2018; Butterfly (Poli Sio Hemis) Kachina

Kachinas are often seen during celebration and ceremonial dances of the Pueblo tribes. During the ceremonial dances, a specific Kachina, or group of Kachinas, will be seen participating. Social dances are a bit more open and the same Kachinas are not always participating. The Kachina featured here is called Poli […]

12 February 2018; Enjoy Your Visit? Help Us By Sharing!

Each day, we have the opportunity to meet many wonderful visitors to our museum – from families to couples and spring breakers to lone bikers. One of the things museum staff enjoy most is talking with our visitors and sharing their experiences. Whether we’re answering questions, taking note of suggestions, […]

5 February 2018; Lovely Donation!

We Meet So Many Amazing People! Like this man, Thomas Oshields from Delaware! When he found these beautiful pieces at an auction, he immediately thought of us! With items including arrows and some incredible point examples, we feel blessed to have been awarded this kind donation. Thank You!

29 January 2018; Amazon Smile!

Did you know that your online shopping can generate income for the museum at no cost to you? The Amazon Smile Foundation will automatically donate .5% of every eligible purchase each time you shop. It’s easy, just go to AmazonSmile to link to your regular Amazon account and select us […]

22 January 2018; Feather Donation!

For the past few years, we’ve had the pleasure of being blessed with BEAUTIFUL feathers donated from Malinda Donovan. She raises some gorgeously colored chickens and collects feathers that molt from her beloved birds to share them with us. Many of our dreamcatchers that are made in-house feature these gathered […]

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. […]