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Museum of Indian Culture

Museum of Indian Culture The Museum of Indian Culture's mission is to preserve and educate the public about the Northeastern Woodland Indians as well as other American Indian Cultures.
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The Museum of Indian Culture, Pennsylvania’s oldest Native American heritage museum, is a unique resource center for people of all ages to learn about the Lenape (Delaware) and other American Indian tribes. Located in an eighteenth century stone farmhouse in the scenic Little Lehigh Parkway, the Museum has educated the community about Native American heritage for over 36 years. Each year, the Museum provides guided tours of hands-on exhibits showcasing Native American tools, basketry, artwork, photographs, textiles, and beadwork. Visitors learn to grind corn using a mortar and pestle, make a fire with a softwood fire kit, and even try their hand at the ancient American Indian hunting implement, the atlatl (weather permitting). The Museum also offers a comprehensive research library and educational outreach programs for school and community organizations throughout the region. Additionally, the Museum hosts a variety of special events, lectures, and crafts workshops throughout the year. The Roasting Ears of Corn Festival, held during the third weekend in August, is the oldest Native American festival in eastern Pennsylvania. This annual event celebrates Native American culture through dance, music, art, food, and life ways, and features Native American award-winning recording artists, and art and jewelry vendors from across the country. Other special events include: “Just for Kids! Native American Heritage Day,” a fun-filled children’s craft and life skills event in September; “Artifact Road Show” during Archaeology Month in October; and in November celebrates Native American Heritage Month. The Museum's regular hours are Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 10 am – 4 p.m. Starting in June, the Museum’s hours are extending to Thursday through Sunday from 10 am – 4 pm 36th Annual Roasting Ears of Corn Festival- August - 3rd weekend Celebrate Native American culture at PA oldest Native American gathering. Experience Native American drumming, singing, dancing, authentic arts and crafts, foods and more. Gates open to the public 10 am. Grand entry is 12 noon. $8 Adults, $5 Seniors & Children 8 – 12, Kids 7 and under & Members free MUSEUM CURRENT FEATURED EXHIBITS: “Mystery Unearthed: The Extraordinary Story of Two Lenape Rock Shelters” In 1942, amateur archeologists discovered two rock shelters near the town of Broomall, Pennsylvania. Their romp in the woods turned serious when they uncovered a skeleton and thousands of Native American artifacts in one of the rock shelters. This new exhibit presents a life-size replica of the Broomall Rock Shelters that shows how Lenape families or hunting parties may have occupied them for centuries. "Tropical Storm Unearths Upper Saucon’s Ancient Past: Lenape Life along Saucon Creek" this exhibit reveals the pre-historic evidence of the Lehigh Valley’s earliest inhabitants through Robert Kufrovich’s collection of artifacts excavated from one of many significant archaeological sites surveyed and recorded in the path of 1980’s Interstate 78 and Route 309 Southern Corridor construction projects. The collection of stone points, scrapers, ground tools, celts, hammer stones and game balls reveal the rich heritage of the Lenape who once lived in our region from pre-historic times through the infamous “Walking Purchase.” "Let's Pow-wow! Native American Dance Regalia, Customs and Tradition Exhibit" - Trace the history of American Indian dance regalia—one of the most underappreciated art forms in America. Discover how trade and cultural change has transformed this clothing over the past 200 years, and learn the importance of the powwow and how dance and dance regalia continue to help preserve tradition, foster innovation, and bring American Indian families together today. Visitors can also learn about the intensity of today’s American Indian competition dancing

Mission: The Museum of Indian Culture's mission is to preserve and educate the public about the Northeastern Woodland Indians as well as other American Indian Cultures.

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Today is historic and it’s a required step before we reach any sort of parity in the body politic. Today there are so many women standing next to Davids and Haaland as they take their oaths of office. Both in the past and in the future.

You really see the "what's next?" when the candidates meet with young people. Think about this: The next generation of Native American girls will grow up knowing that being a member of Congress is a possibility, even a career path. This is the new normal.

Name this Kachina! It is part of the exhibit now on display ‘Kachinas: Spirit Dolls of the Hopi’ at the museum!
12/30/2018

Name this Kachina! It is part of the exhibit now on display ‘Kachinas: Spirit Dolls of the Hopi’ at the museum!

It’s an arrow straightener! Thanks for all the guesses! If you’d like to see this and other stone tools, come visit ...
12/22/2018

It’s an arrow straightener! Thanks for all the guesses! If you’d like to see this and other stone tools, come visit the museum today!

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Name this artifact! Answer revealed end of the week!(first picture is one the museum’s pieces currently on display)

Name this artifact! Answer revealed end of the week!(first picture is one the museum’s pieces currently on display)
12/17/2018

Name this artifact! Answer revealed end of the week!(first picture is one the museum’s pieces currently on display)

Having fun learning about the Iroquois with Chris Applegate!
12/15/2018

Having fun learning about the Iroquois with Chris Applegate!

Thank you for all the awesome answers, but the answer is a Bola Stone! It was used as the weights at the end of a throwi...
12/09/2018

Thank you for all the awesome answers, but the answer is a Bola Stone! It was used as the weights at the end of a throwing weapon. You can learn about these and other ancient weapons at the museum!

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Name this artifact! At the end of next week we’ll reveal the answer and feature who got it right! (Photo on the right is at the museum and is referring to the three pieces at the bottom)

Have you ordered yours yet? 🍪🍪🍪
12/07/2018

Have you ordered yours yet? 🍪🍪🍪

Name this artifact! At the end of next week we’ll reveal the answer and feature who got it right! (Photo on the right ...
12/01/2018

Name this artifact! At the end of next week we’ll reveal the answer and feature who got it right! (Photo on the right is at the museum and is referring to the three pieces at the bottom)

Holiday party? We’ve got you covered! We won’t even tell people you didn’t bake them yourself...https://www.facebo...
11/30/2018

Holiday party? We’ve got you covered! We won’t even tell people you didn’t bake them yourself...

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8TH ANNUAL
HOLIDAY COOKIE FUND RAISER

Allentown, PA – The Museum of Indian Culture, 2825 Fish Hatchery Road is having its annual Holiday Cookie Bake Sale.

This is how the holiday starts with everyone’s favorite holiday cookie treats: Kiffles, Chocolate Chip, Nut Tassies, Russian Tea Cakes, Sugar Cookies and Gingerbread Cut-outs, Caramel Filled Chocolate Cookies Viennese Fingers, White Chocolate Macadamia, and Cherry Shells and more!

Perfect for gift giving, family gatherings or the office party. Order your holiday tins / trays today by calling (610)797-2121 or email [email protected].

For details, visit www.museumofindianculture.org

We thank you for your support!

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11/22/2018

Mail your order in now!

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8TH ANNUAL
HOLIDAY COOKIE FUND RAISER

Allentown, PA – The Museum of Indian Culture, 2825 Fish Hatchery Road is having its annual Holiday Cookie Bake Sale.

This is how the holiday starts with everyone’s favorite holiday cookie treats: Kiffles, Chocolate Chip, Nut Tassies, Russian Tea Cakes, Sugar Cookies and Gingerbread Cut-outs, Caramel Filled Chocolate Cookies Viennese Fingers, White Chocolate Macadamia, and Cherry Shells and more!

Perfect for gift giving, family gatherings or the office party. Order your holiday tins / trays today by calling (610)797-2121 or email [email protected].

For details, visit www.museumofindianculture.org

We thank you for your support!

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11/15/2018

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8TH ANNUAL
HOLIDAY COOKIE FUND RAISER

Allentown, PA – The Museum of Indian Culture, 2825 Fish Hatchery Road is having its annual Holiday Cookie Bake Sale.

This is how the holiday starts with everyone’s favorite holiday cookie treats: Kiffles, Chocolate Chip, Nut Tassies, Russian Tea Cakes, Sugar Cookies and Gingerbread Cut-outs, Caramel Filled Chocolate Cookies Viennese Fingers, White Chocolate Macadamia, and Cherry Shells and more!

Perfect for gift giving, family gatherings or the office party. Order your holiday tins / trays today by calling (610)797-2121 or email [email protected].

For details, visit www.museumofindianculture.org

We thank you for your support!

8TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY COOKIE FUND RAISERAllentown, PA – The Museum of Indian Culture, 2825 Fish Hatchery Road is having i...
11/08/2018

8TH ANNUAL
HOLIDAY COOKIE FUND RAISER

Allentown, PA – The Museum of Indian Culture, 2825 Fish Hatchery Road is having its annual Holiday Cookie Bake Sale.

This is how the holiday starts with everyone’s favorite holiday cookie treats: Kiffles, Chocolate Chip, Nut Tassies, Russian Tea Cakes, Sugar Cookies and Gingerbread Cut-outs, Caramel Filled Chocolate Cookies Viennese Fingers, White Chocolate Macadamia, and Cherry Shells and more!

Perfect for gift giving, family gatherings or the office party. Order your holiday tins / trays today by calling (610)797-2121 or email [email protected].

For details, visit www.museumofindianculture.org

We thank you for your support!

Members of the Executive Board and museum staff spent time and broke bread today with  Debbie Dotson, President of the D...
10/26/2018

Members of the Executive Board and museum staff spent time and broke bread today with Debbie Dotson, President of the Delaware Nation in Anadarko, OK. Debbie shared updates, plans, and history with us during her visit to the East Coast. We are very thankful for her visit and continued support!

Who's Who:
Back Row - Left to Right: Ted, Pat Rivera (Executive Director), Debbie Dotson (President of Delaware Nation), Chris, and Wesley.

Front Row: Tavia, Katie W, Katelyn L

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SATURDAYS AT THE MUSEUM OF INDIAN CULTURE presents....Why does the Corn Husk Doll have no face?                         ...
10/24/2018

SATURDAYS AT THE MUSEUM OF INDIAN CULTURE presents....
Why does the Corn Husk Doll have no face? Saturday, October 27, 2018
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Great Spirit had taken it away. Since that time, the Haudenosaunee people do not put a face on their corn husk dolls. This is to remind people never to think that they are better than anyone else… or a great punishment will fall upon them.

On Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Children and Adults alike can enjoy making their own corn husk doll inspired by the traditional Iroquois legend.

Admission includes demonstration and museum tour: $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and children 12-17, and children under 12 are free.

For more information, please call the museum at 610-797-2121 or email [email protected]. Also visit our website at museumofindianculture.org.

Did anyone get to visit this past weekend to see this massive axe??
10/24/2018

Did anyone get to visit this past weekend to see this massive axe??

Can anyone name this ancient Native hardware??Find out more about these tools and more this weekend at our Making of Pri...
10/18/2018

Can anyone name this ancient Native hardware??

Find out more about these tools and more this weekend at our Making of Primitive Tools event this Saturday the 20th!

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SATURDAYS ARE BACK! Here are the Fall 2018 events to be featured at the Museum of Indian Culture this year. Have you eve...
10/03/2018

SATURDAYS ARE BACK!

Here are the Fall 2018 events to be featured at the Museum of Indian Culture this year. Have you ever wanted to know how primitive tools, corn husk dolls, wampum, clay pottery, flint knapping, or arrows were made? Join us for some of the fun and find out!

Visit our site for more info https://www.museumofindianculture.org/saturdays-at-the-museum

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08/23/2018
CELEBRATING NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURE | PBS39 News Tonight

During Roasting Ears of Corn Festival, you may have seen media filming. Chloe Nouvelle from PBS39’s Reporter Corps covered the festival with a unique perspective and it features an interview with Bill Miller. Check out the link or visit wlvt.org/.

They created it as a celebration of heritage and culture. The 38th Native American Culture Festival was held last weekend off Fish Hatchery Road in Allentown...

The Silent Auction has many unique items this year. Items include: a gourd doll, vintage star quilt, lance, furs, and ba...
08/19/2018

The Silent Auction has many unique items this year. Items include: a gourd doll, vintage star quilt, lance, furs, and baskets. All proceeds benefit the member supported Museum of Indian Culture. Auction closes at 4 pm. See you in the Springhouse!

Grand Entrance has started for this Sunday at the annual Roasting Ears of Corn Festival. The festival is open until 6 pm...
08/19/2018

Grand Entrance has started for this Sunday at the annual Roasting Ears of Corn Festival. The festival is open until 6 pm and the sun is shining. We look forward to seeing you!

08/19/2018

We had a great day that the Museum of Indian Culture's 38th annual Roasting Ears of Corn Festival. Join us again today from 10 am - 6 pm for buffalo burgers, Indian tacos and frybread, Native American arts and crafts vendors, traditional dancing and singing, and more! Bill Miller was awesome yesterday. We look forward to his performances today at 11 am and 4 pm. Museum of Indian Culture, 2825 Fish Hatchery Road, Allentown, Pa 18103, www.museumofincianculture.org

08/19/2018

The festivities continue today at the Roasting Ears of Corn Festival 10 am - 6 pm

08/18/2018

It's finally here! 38th annual Roasting Ears of Corn Festival
Gates open at 10 am
Grammy winner Bill Miller performs at 11 am

08/16/2018

Yum! Fire Roasted Corn, Roasting Ears of Corn Festival.
Did you know that
One ear of corn contains roughly 800 kernels

08/16/2018

Don't Miss Out!
Bill Miller's performance times at the 38th annual Roasting Ears of Corn Festival: 11 am and 4 pm (both days August 18 and 19)

Address

2825 Fish Hatchery Rd
Allentown, PA
18103

General information

Museum of Indian Culture Open Thurs-Sun 10:00 noon to 4:00 pm Admission: $5.00 Adults, $4.00 Children 12-17, Free to: Members & Children 11 and under *Group educational programs of 10 or more are scheduled outside regular business hours. Please contact the museum for details and pricing at (610) 797-2121.

Opening Hours

Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(610) 797-2121

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