The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation Cultural Center/Museum
The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation Cultural Center and Museum opened its doors on November 1, 2012.
The Cultural Center houses the Nation’s historical and traditional artifacts and documents. Visit the Cultural Center and learn how the Nation survived through the changing times. The Center offers guided tours or you can walk through at your leisure.
Admission is free.
The feature attraction is the Yavapai basket exhibit. The baskets are original, intricate one-of-a-kind works of art made by Yavapai women. Most baskets in the collection are from the weavers who lived in the community.
The Cultural Center’s other exhibits include:
- War Instruments
- Traditional Clothing
- Traditional Land Base
- Camp McDowell
- Orme Dam Victory
- Skeleton Cave Massacre
- Yavapai Trail of Tears March
- FMYN Tribal Recognition Day
The Cultural Center highlights other sovereignty issues in which the Fort McDowell Tribe took the lead. The Tribe was instrumental in positively shaping how federal and state governments now work with American Indians nationwide.
If you have any questions about the Cultural Center/Museum or wish to schedule a tour, contact Albert Cornelius Nelson, Culture Development Coordinator at 480-789-7190, email firstname.lastname@example.org or Eliza Paya, Cultural Assistant at 480-789-7191, email email@example.com.
Visit The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation Cultural/Museum Center
Open: 9:00am to 4:30pm Monday – Thursday
Contact Albert Cornelius : 480-789-7190 or 480-789-7191