A Center for Everyone
The People of This Land
The Chumash Indian Museum is a historical site and living history center. This museum is dedicated to restoring and preserving an awareness of the Chumash people and their historical, cultural, material and present-day influence, as well as the natural environment and historical significance of this site. Through exhibits, events, and educational programs, the Chumash Indian Museum serves as a gathering place for a partnership with the native and non-native communities connecting the past with the present to continue our shared future.
  1. Speaker Series: Allison Hill
    7PM Free Admission. Archaeologist Allison Hill discusses her research on how coiled basket production was organized by Native California tribes in the past with a focus on Emigdiano Chumash women. View flyer for more details.
  2. Basketry Workshop
    *Class is full* Taught by Hupa Native Kat High. We will use traditional basketry techniques using modern materials, making this a fun and easy-to-learn project. Click on link below for more info. MUST BE SIGNED UP THROUGH LINK BELOW TO ATTEND.
  3. Flintknapping Workshop
    Taught by experienced instructors and knappers Barney DeSimone and Steven Saffold (Chumash). Learn the art of the ancients. Make stone arrowheads and other tools that were used by our ancestors for millennia. Click link below for more info. MUST BE SIGNED UP THROUGH LINK BELOW TO ATTEND.
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All Events
  1. LEARN
    Explore exhibits on the history of the Chumash people. Attend a lecture about modern Chumash culture. Bring a classroom to see and hear firsthand the story of Native American culture.
  2. SHOP
    Browse our gift shop for educational, artistic and decorative items which embrace Chumash culture and the natural world.
    Walk the grounds to experience an oak woodland. Stop by the Chumash demonstration village. See the remains of a local homestead from years past. Enjoy a picnic lunch amongst the trees.
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Become a member and be notified first about special events, get tickets to attend our Speaker Series, participate in workshops and get discounts in our Gift Shop
We are looking for a few good folks! Assist with school field trips, provide information in our galleries and help manage our collections.
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