Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum, Education & Cultural Center
Other Ideas: Old South Meeting House; Edward M. Kennedy (EMK) Institute for the U.S. Senate; Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum; Old Sturbridge Village; Harvard Museum of Natural History (HMNH)
Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum, Education and Cultural Center, is dedicated to connecting people of today with 20,000 years of ongoing Native American cultural expression. The Museum embraces cultural diversity and encourages responsible environmental action based on respect for nature. Through exhibitions and programs, the Museum seeks to challenge and inspire all of us to improve the quality of our lives and our world.
What to do at the Museum
•Guided tours for the public daily at 2 pm.
•Educational tours available by reservation: April – December.
•Self-guided tours of galleries available all day.
•Indoor and Outdoor Quests.
•Self-guided tours of Medicine Woods available all day
Enter the Northeastern Woodlands with its birch bark containers, moose hair embroidery and split ash baskets, into the Southeast with artifacts from the Seminole and Cherokee cultures. Around a corner, enter the Southwest with a fascinating discussion about corn, pueblo pottery, Navajo weaving and basketry from the western part of the country.
Next, step into the Plains Galleries. This work, completed under the direction of Chris Bullock, Wampanoag, brings a full-scale furnished tipi into the galleries! Marvel at this glimpse into Plains life with discussions of the American bison, beadwork and feather headdresses. The Northwest Coast is represented by artifacts such as harpoon heads, fur lined moccasins, model kayaks and more recent stone sculptures.
Finally, our Ceremonial Room focuses on the pipes, the musical instruments and the regalia that have been used in ceremonies of all kinds by Native Americans. The Medicine Woods Nature Trail has over 100 plants native to our area that have been used by Native peoples for tools, medicines, foods, dyes, transportation, shelter, and more.
School Group Programs
Over the course of 20 years, MKIM has offered educational group tours to over 105,000 children. Education is the core of our mission and we look forward to welcoming your group on a memorable journey encompassing the amazing diversity of North American Indian cultures and reverence for nature.
In addition to school tours, MKIM offers tours for homeschoolers, scout tours, senior tours, and special interest tours for groups such as cultural awareness, gardening, craft, Native studies, and museum studies groups.
Open daily (including holidays) May 1 – October 31
Monday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm, Sunday noon- 5 pm
Weekends & by appointment only November 1–December 8.
Members – Free
Adults – $8.50
Seniors/Students – $7.50
Children 6 - 12 – $6.50 (children under 6 – no charge)
Families (2 adults & children under 18) – $26.00
Native Americans – Free
18 Highlawn Road, Warner, NH, 03278 map
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