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.
  
 
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NEXT EVENT:
  1. Speaker Series: Pete Zavalla
    8
    7PM Pete Crowheart Zavalla will join us to discuss his role as a liaison between the Forestry Service and the Santa Ynez Chumash Reservation. He will discuss his relation to the tribe as well as his current and past projects and an overview of his important work with the Chumash tribe.
    November
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OUR EXPERIENCE
  1. LEARN
    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
    SHOP
    Browse our gift shop for educational, artistic and decorative items which embrace Chumash culture and the natural world.
  3. EXPLORE
    EXPLORE
    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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