Last updated: 8/14/2011
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Street Address
2825 Fish Hatchery Road
Allentown, PA 18103
Mailing Address
2825 Fish Hatchery Road
Allentown, PA 18103
Hours
Guided tours:
Sunday, Friday - Saturday12 PM - 4 PM
Admissions
$5 adults, $4 seniors over 60 and children 12-17, FREE children under 12
Services
Gift Shop
Group Tours
Staff
Patricia Rivera, Executive Director
phone: 610-797-2121
Carla J. Messinger
phone: 610-797-2121
Description

The Museum of Indian Culture aims to educate the public about Native American cultures through guided tours, special events, educational programs, and a comprehensive resource library. The Museum's Turtle Island gift shop features items that are certified tribal-made. These items include pottery, food, dreamcatchers, jewelry, beadwork, and children's items.

Mission

The Museum of Indian Culture is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to presenting, preserving, and perpetuating the history and cultural heritage of the Northeastern Woodland Indians and other American Indian tribes.

History

The Museum of Indian Culture was founded in 1980. It is located in a 19th-century stone farmhouse in the Lehigh Parkway. For over 30 years, the Museum has provided educational programs, special events, and guided tours to visitors from across the Northeast United States who are interested in the history of America's Native peoples.

Artifact Collections

The Museum curates a large collection of Native American artifacts, including stone, bone, and pottery from a Pennsylvania rockshelter excavation; beaded garments; over 90 kachina dolls inspired by Hopi designs; twined and coiled baskets from California; an authentic Plains war shirt; and much more.

Research Collections

All the Museum's collections are available for research upon request. The Museum also maintains a 1500-book library on the full range of Native American topics, including history, current political issues, archaeology, crafts, herbals and cooking, and treaties.

Educational Programs

The Museums offers the following educational programs:Northeast Woodland Program for 6th graders-adults, the Woodland Life Skills Program for 3rd graders-5th graders, and the Lifeways and Lore Program for Pre-K-2nd graders. All programs are $7 for each adult and child in attendance, and must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance. More information is available on the Museum's website.

Facilities

Performance Areas

Governance

The Museum is an independent non-profit institution with an all-volunteer staff.

Library

Access: General Public, Students, Scholars, Members

Appointment required: No

Publications

The Museum issues a newsletter twice a year to its members which covers various events at the Museum and issues related to Native American heritage and politics.

ADA

Wheelchair Accessible

Services

Gift Shop

Group Tours

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