Places to visit native american culture exhibits in California

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Here is a list of places to visit in California, USA to learn about native american culture.

California USA Places to Visit

 

Adan E. Treganza Anthropology Museum

Dept. of Anthropology

San Francisco State University

1600 Holloway Ave.

San Francisco, CA 94132

tel (415) 338-1642

fax (415) 338-0530

 

Agua Caliente Cultural Museum

219 S. Palm Canyon Drive

Palm Springs, CA 92262

tel (619) 323-0151

 

Amador County Museum

225 Church St.

Jackson, CA 95642

mailing address:

108 Court St.

Jackson, CA 95642

tel (209) 233-6386

 

Amador-Livermore Valley Museum

603 Main St.

Pleasanton, CA 94566

mailing address:

P.O. BOX 573

Pleasanton, CA 94566

tel (510) 462-2766

 

Antelope Valley
Indian Museum

15701 E. Ave. M

Lancaster, CA 93535

mailing address:

1051 W. Ave. M.. Suite 201

Lancaster, CA 93534

tel (805) 946-6900 & (directions) 3055 & 942-0662

fax (805) 940-7327

 

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

200 Palm Cyn Dr.

Borrego Springs, CA 92004

tel (619) 767-5311

fax (619) 767-3427

 

Autry Museum of Western Heritage

4700 Western Heritage Way

Los Angeles, CA 90027-1462

tel (213) 667-2000

fax (213) 660-5721

 

The Bowers Museum of Cultural Art

2002 N. Main St.

Santa Ana, CA 92706

tel (714) 567-3600

fax (714) 567-3603

 

C.E. Smith Museum of Anthropology

CSUH

Hayward, CA 94542-3039

tel (510) 885-3168 & 3104

fax (510) 885-3353

 

Cabot’s Old Indian Pueblo Museum

67-616 E. Desert View Ave.

Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240

mailing address:

P.O. BOX 1267

Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240

tel (619) 329-7610

fax (619) 329-1956

 

California Academy of Sciences

55 Concourse Drive
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA

 

California Indian
Library Collections

 

California Indian Museum and Cultural
Center
, San Francisco

 

California State
Indian Museum

2618 K St.

Sacramento, CA 95816

tel (916) 324-0971

fax (916) 322-5231

 

The
Catalina Island Museum Society, Inc.

Casino Bldg.

Avalon, CA 90704

mailing address:

P.O. BOX 366

Avalon, CA 90704

tel (310) 510-2414

 

Channel Islands National Park

1901 Spinnaker Dr.

Ventura, CA 93001

tel (805) 658-5700

fax (805) 658-5799

 

Chaw’se Regional Indian Museum

14881 Pine Grove/Volcano Road

Pine Grove, CA 95565

tel (209) 296-7488

 

Chumash
Interpretive Center

Oakbrook Regional Park

3290 Lang Ranch Parkway

Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

tel (805) 492-8076

 

Clarke Memorial Museum, Inc.

240 E. St. Eureka, CA 95501

tel (707) 443-1947

fax (707) 444-8330

 

Colton Area Museum

380 N. La Cadena Dr.

Colton, CA 92324

mailing address:

P.O. BOX 1648

Colton, CA 92324

tel (909) 824-8814

 

Community Memorial Museum of Sutter County

1333 Butte House Rd.

Yuba City, CA 95991

mailing address:

P.O. BOX 1555

Yuba City, CA 95991

tel (916) 741-7141

fax (916) 741-7291

 

Death Valley Visitor Center and Museums

Death Valley National Park

Death Valley, CA 92328

mailing address:

P.O. BOX 579

Death Valley, CA 92328

tel (619) 786-2331

fax (619) 786-3283

TDD (619) 786-2471

 

De Saisset Museum

Santa Clara University

500 El Camino Real

Santa Clara, CA 95053

tel (408) 554-4528

fax (408) 554-7840

 

Diablo Valley College Museum

321 Golf Club Rd.

Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

tel (510) 685-1230, ext. 303

fax (510) 685-1551

 

The Discovery Center

1944 N. Winery Ave.

Fresno, CA 93703

tel (209) 251-5533

fax (209) 251-5533

 

Downieville Museum

330 Main St.

Downieville CA 95936

mailing address:

P.O. BOX 484

Downieville, CA 95936

tel (916) 289-3423 & 3261

 

Eastern California Museum

155 Grant St.

Independence, CA 93526

mailing address:

P.O. BOX 206

Independence, CA 93526

tel (619) 878-0364 & 0258

fax (619) 872-2712

 

Effie Yeaw Nature Center

6700 Tarshes Dr.

Carmichael, CA 95608

mailing address:

P.O. BOX 579

Carmichael, CA 95609

tel (916) 489-4918

fax ( 916) 489-4983

TDD (800) 342-5966

 

El Monte Historical Society Museum

3150 Tyler Ave.

El Monte, CA 91731

mailing address:

3150 N. Tyler, El Monte, Ca 91731

tel (818) 444-3813 & 580-2232

 


The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, M.H. De Young Memorial Museum

75 Tea Garden Dr.

Golden Gate Park

San Francisco, CA 94118

mailing address:

233 Post St., 6th Fl.

San Francisco, CA 94108

tel (415) 750-3600

fax (415) 750-7692

 

Fort Crook Historical Museum

Fort Crook Ave. & Hwy. 299

Fall River Mills, CA 96028

mailing address:

Box 397

Fall River Mills, CA 96028

tel (916) 336-5110

 

Fort Jones Museum

Main St.

Fort Jones, CA 96032

mailing address:

P.O. BOX 40

Fort Jones, CA 96032

tel (916) 468-5568

 

Fowler Museum of Cultural History

University of California

Los Angeles, CA 90024

mailing address:

University of California, Los Angeles

P.O. BOX 951549

Los Angeles, CA 90095-1549

tel (310) 825-4361

fax (310) 206-7007

 

Gatekeeper’s Museum

130 W. Lake Blvd.

Tahoe City, CA 96145

mailing address:

P.O. BOX 6141

Tahoe City, CA 96145

tel (916) 583-1762

fax (916) 583-8992

 

Gilroy Historical Museum

195 Fifth St.

Gilroy, CA 95020

tel (408) 848-0470

fax (408) 842-2409

 

Grace Hudson Museum & The Sun
House
Ukiah

431 S. Main St.

Ukiah, CA 95482

tel (707) 462-3370

fax (707) 462-0136

 

The Haggin Museum

1201 N. Pershing Ave.

Stockton, CA95203

tel (209) 462-4116

fax (209) 462-1404

 

Hi-Desert Nature Museum

57116 Twenty-Nine Palms Hwy.

Yucca, CA 92284

tel (619) 369-7212

fax (619) 369-1605

 

The
History Museum of Santa Cruz County

705 Front St.

Santa Cruz, CA 95060

tel (408) 425-7278

fax (408) 429-1954

 

Hopi-Tewa
Vessels by Nampeyo

Getty Museum

 

J. J. Jackson Memorial Museum

508 Main St.

Weaverville, CA 96093

mailing address:

Box 333

Weaverville, CA 96093

tel (916) 623-5211

 

Jesse Peter Native American Art Museum

Santa Rose Junior College

1501 Mendocino Ave.

Santa Rosa, CA 95401

tel (707) 527-4479

fax (707) 527-4816

 

Kelly-Griggs House Museum

311 Washington St.

Red Bluff, CA 96080

mailing address:

1248 Jefferson St.

Red Bluff, CA 96080

tel (916) 527-1129

 

Kern County Museum

3801 Chester Ave.

Bakersfield, CA 93301

tel (805) 861-2132

fax (805) 322-6415

 

Lake Tahoe Historical Society & Museum

3058 Lake Tahoe Blvd.

South Lake Tahoe, CA 96156

mailing address:

P.O. BOX 404

South Lake Tahoe, CA 96156

tel (916) 544-7056

 

La Raza/Galeria Posada

704 O St.

Sacramento, CA 95814

tel (916) 446-5133

fax (916) 447-7891

 

Lompoc Museum

200 S. H St.

Lompoc, CA 93436

tel (805) 736-3888

fax (805) 736-2840

 

Lava Beds National Monument

Hwy. 139

Tulelake, CA 96134

mailing address:

P.O. BOX 867

Tulelake, CA 96134

tel (916) 667-2282

fax (916) 667-2737

 

Los Angeles Maritime Museum

Berth 84, foot of 6th St.

San Pedro, CA 90731

tel (310) 548-7618

fax (310) 832-6537

 

Madera County Museum

210 W. Yosemite Ave.

Madera, CA 93637

mailing address:

P.O. BOX 478

Madera, CA 93639

tel (209) 673-0291

 

Maidu Interpretive Center, Roseville

 

Malibu Lagoon Museum

23200 Pacific Coast Hwy.

Malibu, CA 90265

mailing address:

P.O. BOX 291

Malibu, CA 90265

tel (310) 456-8432

 

Malki Museum, Banning

Morongo Indian Reservation

P.O. BOX 578

Banning, CA 92220

tel (909) 849-7289& 8304

 

Marion Steinbach Indian Basket Museum, Tahoe City

Over 800 baskets, pottery, jewelry, and artifacts from 85 tribes west of the
Mississippi River.

 

Maturango
Museum on Indian Wells Valley
,
Ridgecrest, CA

100 E. Las Flores

Ridgecrest, CA 93555

tel (760) 375-6900

fax (760) 375-0479

 

Marin Museum of the American Indian,
Novato

2200 Novato, CA 94947

mailing address:

P.O. BOX 864

Novato, CA 94948

tel (415) 897-4064

fax (415) 897-4064

 

Mariposa Museum and History Center, Inc.

5119 Jessie St.

Mariposa, CA 95338

mailing address:

P.O. BOX 606

Mariposa, CA 95338

tel (209) 966-2924

 

Menodocino County Museum

400 E. Commercial St.

Willits, CA 95490

tel (707) 459-2736

fax (707) 459-7836

 

Merritt Museum of Anthropology

12500 Campus Dr.

Oakland, CA 94619

tel (510) 436-2607 & 531-4911

 

Mission San Carlos Borromeo Del Rio Carmelo

3080 Rio Rd.

Carmel, CA 93923

tel (408) 624-3600

fax (408) 624-0658

 

Mission San Diego De Alcala on Mission Bassilica De
Alcala

10818 San Diego Mission Rd.

San Diego, CA 92108

tel (619) 283-7319

fax (619) 283-7762

 


Mission San Juan
Capistrano Museum

Ortega Hwy. & Camino Capistrano

San Juan Capistrano, CA 92693

mailing address:

P.O. BOX 697

San Juan Capistrano, CA 92693

tel (714) 248-2043 & 2049

fax (714) 240-8091

 

Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa

751 Palm St.

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

tel (805) 543-6850

fax (805) 781-8214

 

Mission San Luis Rey Museum

4050 Mission Ave.

San Luis Rey, CA 92068

tel (619) 757-3651

fax (619) 7577-4613

 

Modoc County Historical Museum

600 S. Main St.

Alturas, CA 96101

tel (916) 233-6328

 

Montgomery Gallery, Pomona College

333 N. College Way

Claremont, CA 91711-6344

tel (909) 621-8283

fax (909) 621-8989

 

Monterey State Historic Park

20 Custom House Plaza

Monterey, CA 93940

tel (408) 649-2836

fax (408) 647-6236

 

Morro Bay State Park Museum of Natural History

State Park Rd.

Morrow Bay, CA 93442

mailing address:

3220 S. Hoguera St., Ste. 311

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

tel (805) 772-2694

fax (805) 772-7129

 

Museum of Anthropology

California State University, Chico

Chico, CA 95929-0400

tel (916) 898-6192

fax (916) 898-6824

 

Museum of Anthropology, California State University,
Fullerton

Cal-State University

Fullerton, CA 92634

tel (714) 773-3626

fax (717) 449-5222

 

Museum of Man, San Diego, CA

 

Museum, Mission San Juan Bautista

2nd & Mariposa Sts.

San Juan Bautista, CA 95045

mailing address:

P.O. BOX 400

San Juan Bautista, CA 95045

tel (408) 623-2127

fax (408) 623-2433

 

Napa Valley Museum

473 Main St.

Saint Helena, CA 94574

tel (707) 963-7411

fax (707) 963-8165

 

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

900 Exposition Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90007

tel (213) 744-3412

 

Nevada County Historical Society, Inc.

P.O. BOX 1300

Nevada City, CA 95959

tel (916) 265-5468

 

Oakland Museum of California

1000 Oak St.

Oakland, CA 94607

tel (510) 238-3402 & 3948 & 834-3401

fax (510) 238-2258

TDD (510) 451-3322

 

Ojai Valley Historical Society and Museum

109 S. Montgomery

Ojai, CA 93023

mailing address:

P.O.Box 204

Ojai, CA 93024

tel (805) 646-2290

 

Owens Valley Paiute-Shoshone Indian Cultural Ctr.

P.O. Box 1281

Bishop, CA 93514-1281

tel (619) 873-4478

 

Palm Springs Desert Museum,, Inc.

101 Museum Dr.

Palm Springs, CA 92262

mailing address:

P.O. BOX 2288

Palm Springs, CA 92263

tel (619) 325-7186

fax (619) 327-5069

 

Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo

1451 Middlefield Rd.

Palo Alto, CA 94301

tel (415) 329-2111

fax (415) 473-1965

 

Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm
Springs

 

Patrick’s point
Yurok Village
, Trinidad

 

Phoebe Hearst Anthropology
Museum
, University of California at Berkeley.

103 Kroeber Hall

University of California

Berkeley, CA 94720-3712

tel (510) 642-3681 &3682

fax (510) 642-6271

 

Plumas County Museum

500 Jackson St.

Quincy, CA 95971

mailing address:

P.O. BOX 10776

Quincy, CA 95971

tel (916) 286-6320

fax (916) 283-0946

 

Porterville Historical Museum

257 N. D St.

Porterville, CA 93257

tel (209) 784-2053

 

Rain Bird Ethnobotany Learning Center

California State Polytechnic University

3801 W. Temple Avenue

Pomona, CA 91768

General information: (909) 869-6701

email: biotrek@csupomona.edu

 

Rancho Los Alamitos

6400 Bixby Hill Rd.

Long Beach, CA 90815

tel (310) 431-3541

fax (310) 430-9694

 

Redding Museum of Art and History

56 Quartz Hill Rd.

Redding, CA 96003-2120

mailing address:

P.O. BOX 990427

Redding, CA 96099-0427

tel (916) 243-8801

fax (916) 243-8929

 

Riverside Municipal Museum

3580 Mission Inn Ave.

Riverside, CA 92501

tel (909) 782-5273

fax (909) 369-4970

 

San Antonio Mission

Mission Creek Rd.

Jolon CA 93928

mailing address:

P.O. BOX 803

Jolon, CA 93928

tel (408) 385-4478

fax (408) 386-9332

 

San Bernardino County
Museum
, Redlands

2024 Orange Tree Lane

Redlands, CA 92374

tel (909) 798-8570

fax (909) 798-8585

 

San Buenaventura Mission Museum

225 E. Main St.

Ventura, CA 93001-2622

mailing address:

E. Main St. 211

Ventura, CA 93001

tel (805) 643-4318

fax (805) 643-7831

 

San Diego Museum
of Man

1350 El Prado

Balboa Park

San Diego, CA 92101

tel (619) 239-2001

fax (619)239-2749

 

San Dieguito Heritage Museum

561 Vulcan Ave.

Encinitas, CA 92023

mailing address:

Box 230851

Encinitas, CA 92023-0851

tel (619) 632-9711

 

San Luis Obispo County Historical Museum

696 Monterey St.

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

mailing address:

Box 1391

San Luis Obispo, CA 93406

tel (805) 543-0638

fax (805) 543-6659

 

San Mateo County Historical Association and Museum

1700 W. Hillsdale Blvd.

San Mateo, CA 94402

tel (415) 574-6441

fax (415) 574-6468

 

Santa Barbara Museum
of Natural History

Chumash Indian Life
Exhibit

2559 Puesta del Sol Rd.

Santa Barbara, CA 93105

tel (805) 682-4711

fax (805) 569-3170

jjohnson@sbnature2.org

 


Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

1305 E. Cliff Dr.

Santa Cruz, CA 95062

tel (408) 429-3760

fax (408) 469-4371

 

Santa Maria Valley Historical Society, Inc.

616 S. Broadway

Santa Maria, CA 93454

tel (805) 922-3130

 

Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

National Park Service

30401 Agoura Rd., Suite 100

Agoura Hills, CA 91301

tel (818) 597-1036 & 9192

fax (818) 597-8357

 

Satwiwa Native American Cultural Center, Newbury Park

 

Shasta State Historic Park

Hwy. 299 W.

Shasta , CA 96087

mailing address:

P.O. BOX 2430

Shasta, CA 96087

tel (916) 225-2065 & 243-8194

fax (916) 225-2038

 

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

Ash Mountain

Three Rivers, CA 93271

tel (209) 565-3133

fax (209) 565-3730

 

Sherman Indian Museum

 

Sierra Mono Museum

P.O. Box 275

North Fork, CA 93643

tel (209) 877-2115

 

Sisikiyou County Museum

910 S. Main St.

Yreka, CA 96097

tel (916) 842-3836

 

The
Southwest Museum

234 Museum Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90065

mailing address:

P.O. BOX 41558

Los Angeles, CA 90041-0558

tel (213) 221-2164, ext. 230

fax (213) 224-8223

swmuseum@annex.com

 

Stagecoach Inn Museum

51 S. Ventu Park Rd.

Newbury Park, CA 91320

tel (805) 498-9441

 

Temecula Valley Museum

41950 Main St.

Temecula, CA 92590

mailing address:

Box 792

Temecula, CA 92590

tel (909) 676-0021

 

Tomo-Kahni
Project: Kawaiisu Native American Village
, Tehachapi (see
also)

 

Tulare County Museum

27000 S. Mooney Blvd.

Visalia, CA 93277

tel (209) 733-6166 & Parks and Recreation 733-6612

fax (209) 733-6759

 

Ventura County Museum of History and Art

100 E. Main St.

Ventura, CA 93001

tel (805) 653-0323, ext. 11

fax (805) 653-5267

 

Victor Valley Museum and Art Gallery

11873 Apple Valley Road

Apple Valley, CA 92308

tel (619) 240-2111

fax (619) 240-5290

 

Western Hotel/Museum

557 W. Lancaster Blvd.

Lancaster, CA 93534

tel (805) 723-6250 & 6260

 

William S. Hart County Park & Museum

24151 San Fernando Rd.

Newhall, CA 91321

tel (805) 254-4584 & 4585

fax (805) 254-6499

 

Will Rogers State Historic Park

1501 Will Rogers State Park Rd.

Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

tel (310) 454-8212

fax (310) 459-2031

 

The Yosemite Museum, National Park Service

Yosemite National Park, CA 95389

mailing address:

P.O. BOX 577

Yosemite National Park, CA 95389

tel (209) 372-0281, 0282 & 0297

fax (209) 372-0458

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