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. Homeschool Day
    Admission $8. Doors open at 10AM, close at 1PM. Join us for hands-on interactive learning for K-12 homeschool families. This self-guided tour gives students an opportunity to learn about the culture and history of the Chumash people, the original caretakers of this land. Basketry, shell-bead making, cave painting, ethnobotany, village life, and tomol building and paddling are some of the topics available for exploration. A hike to the replica village and lunch at picnic tables under the ancient oak trees round out the day.
  2. Speaker Series: Caroline & Kagen Holland
    7PM Free Admission. Join us as we hear from Caroline and her son Kagen. They led the 2015 Walk for the Ancestors journey that stretched 780 miles. That journey, prompted by their rejection to canonize Father Junipero Serra was to honor their ancestors enslaved within the California mission system. They will put a voice to their ancestors suffering and tell their story.
  3. Winter Solstice and Holiday Boutique
    11am-5pm. Join us for Native vendors, perfect for holiday shopping along with Native music and performances. We will have food and refreshments. More info to come.
  4. Basketry Workshop
    Learn how to make a beginning pine needle basket from natural materials, taught by Kat High, Hupa Native, during this two-hour workshop. Space is limited, so sign up early! Cost is $30 (materials included). Please click link below for more details.

RSVP is closed, we are at capacity!

Walk in's welcomed on a first come first served basis starting at 11am. Our next Homeschool day will be April 15. 

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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