Located in the Village Green Heritage Center is the Agua Caliente Museum which showcases the history, lifestyle, art and culture of the Agua Caliente Band of the Cahuilla Indians and other Indian Nations. Learn about the Agua Caliente through interesting exhibits of art, handicrafts, and other artifacts; photographs, and live demonstrations.There is also a botanical garden and a gift shop. The Agua Caliente Cultural Museum is the first Native American museum to become part of the Smithsonian Institution Affiliations Program. Hours are 10 AM to 5 PM Wednesday through Saturday and Noon to 5 PM on Sunday (September through May) and 10 AM to 5 PM Friday and Saturday and Noon to 5 PM on Sunday (June through August). Admission is free.
This is a small quaint museum was established in 1991 -"..to leave our prints as our ancestors did for us, so that our children will have a sense of knowing how they are important"...
The Museum traces the history of the Agua Caliente Indians from the earliest prehistoric times to the present , through artifacts left by their ancient people and the stories and photographs left by more recent ancestors.
The evening we stopped by, there was an open evening where members were meeting
and taking part in refreshments, well they invited us in, and made us very welcome and even offered us wine and refreshments. It was small but a very interesting little museum.
The Agua Caliente Cultural Museum inspires people to learn about the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians and other Native cultures. They have some really nice exhibitions, collections, research, and educational programs. They even have a little area set aside to view a video and a wonderful gift shop.
Winter: Sept 3 – May 27
Wed –Sat 10am-5pm
Summer: May 28-Sept 2
Friday – Sat 10am-5pm