Barona Cultural Center & Museum

Barona Cultural Center & Museum Dedicated to the preservation and perpetuation of cultural heritage for the Barona Band of Mission Indians.

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Today, we were named a winner of the Institute of Museum and Library Services' National Medal! This prestigious award is...
05/07/2019
IMLS Announces 10 Recipients of Nation's Top Award for Museums and Libraries

Today, we were named a winner of the Institute of Museum and Library Services' National Medal! This prestigious award is the highest honor given to museums and libraries across the nation. Many thanks to the Barona Cultural Center & Museum community for helping us become a winner. #IMLSmedals

IMLS Announces 10 Recipients of Nation’s Top Award for Museums and LibrariesTwo Native American Tribes, Research Library, Civil Rights Museum Among Winners

Thank you Eva Salazar and everyone who participated in the willow basket making class yesterday! Stay tuned—details ab...
05/05/2019

Thank you Eva Salazar and everyone who participated in the willow basket making class yesterday! Stay tuned—details about the next Ancient Spirits Speak classes are coming soon. #BaronaMuseum

There was a great turn out for ethnobotanical bookmark making tonight! Always thankful to have such great Barona support...
05/04/2019

There was a great turn out for ethnobotanical bookmark making tonight! Always thankful to have such great Barona supporters.

We're looking forward to being part of San Diego Natural History Museum's #SecretSocietyofAdultologists on May 3! We wil...
04/28/2019
For Adults

We're looking forward to being part of San Diego Natural History Museum's #SecretSocietyofAdultologists on May 3! We will be showing you how to make ethnobotany bookmarks using samples from our Native Plant Garden. You will also learn the plants’ Latin names, common names, and names in the Kumeyaay/Diegueño language ('𝐼𝑖𝑝𝑎𝑦 𝐴𝑎) along with their traditional uses. Click the link below for more information and tickets.

It’s spring, and the Secret Society of Adultologists is celebrating with a 21+ after-hours garden party. Don your white gloves or your crusty overalls and join us for croquet, crafts, and cocktails. Chat with scientists, artists, and gardeners to get to the root of what makes San Diego’s flora s...

Did you see us in the Lakeside Western Day Parade this morning?!  We had a blast cruising around Lakeside and waving to ...
04/27/2019

Did you see us in the Lakeside Western Day Parade this morning?! We had a blast cruising around Lakeside and waving to our supporters!

🎉 Today is the big day! The Barona Cultural Center & Museum is honored to be named a 2019 finalist for the National M...
04/16/2019

🎉 Today is the big day! The Barona Cultural Center & Museum is honored to be named a 2019 finalist for the National Medal for Museum and Library Service. Help us celebrate by sharing why you love Barona Museum on Institute of Museum and Library Services' Facebook or by commenting below. #ShareYourStory #IMLSMedals

Today, we head 30 miles northeast of San Diego to Barona Cultural Center & Museum. The first Native American museum in California to be an #IMLSmedals finalist, the museum inspires further research about its Native culture and helps pay tribute to its past, present, and future. Do you have a story to share?

Thank you Congress of History of San Diego and Imperial Counties for honoring us at your 54th Annual History Conference!
04/04/2019

Thank you Congress of History of San Diego and Imperial Counties for honoring us at your 54th Annual History Conference!

Thanks Sunbelt Publications!
03/29/2019

Thanks Sunbelt Publications!

The Barona Cultural Center & Museum has a wonderful exhibit up at the San Diego International Airport. It can be found at Terminal 2 East, Post-Security, Gate 34. You can read about the exhibit here: http://arts.san.org/portfolio-item/barona/

It was great visiting The Getty yesterday! Thank you UCLA/Getty conservation students for your hard work.
03/22/2019

It was great visiting The Getty yesterday! Thank you UCLA/Getty conservation students for your hard work.

Thank you Allie Wagner and KUSI News for visiting us this morning! Congratulations to The New Children's Museum as well....
03/13/2019

Thank you Allie Wagner and KUSI News for visiting us this morning! Congratulations to The New Children's Museum as well. We are honored to be one of two San Diego museums named as a finalist for the National Medal for Museum and Library Services. #IMLSmedals

I have driven past the Barona Cultural Center & Museum hundreds of times and never been inside! They are one of 30 finalist for a national award along with the The New Children's Museum!

We have big news! The Barona Cultural Center & Museum is honored to be named a finalist for the National Medal for Museu...
03/11/2019
Institute of Museum and Library Services

We have big news! The Barona Cultural Center & Museum is honored to be named a finalist for the National Medal for Museum and Library Services. This award is the nation's highest federal honor given to museums and libraries for service to the community. See the link below for more information. #IMLSmedals

From Florida to Montana, Boston to Arizona, and Puerto Rico to California: Announcing the 30 museums and libraries across the U.S. that have been named as finalists for the National Medal for Museum and Library Service. #IMLSmedals

Barona Museum Committee and Staff offer their deepest sympathies to the family and friends of our "anyewaay", Bob.  He l...
03/07/2019
Famed Indian artist Robert Freeman dies at 79 | Valley Roadrunner

Barona Museum Committee and Staff offer their deepest sympathies to the family and friends of our "anyewaay", Bob. He leaves a great legacy and will be missed.

Robert Freeman, who for decades kept a funky art gallery off Valley Center Road on the Rincon Reservation, was one of the most celebrated and influential Native American artists, died this week. He was 79. The Roadrunner learned of his death this week, but has been unable to learn when or if service...

We enjoyed having Kristie Orosco (San Pasqual) teach our Ethnobotany class yesterday!  Kristie taught us how to make tea...
03/03/2019

We enjoyed having Kristie Orosco (San Pasqual) teach our Ethnobotany class yesterday! Kristie taught us how to make teas and balms using plants native to Southern California.

02/14/2019

We are closed today, February 14, due to inclement weather.

We don't like to brag, but we're very excited to share that today our Director/Curator and Education Coordinator are pre...
02/07/2019

We don't like to brag, but we're very excited to share that today our Director/Curator and Education Coordinator are presenting at the California Association of Museums conference! Their workshop is called "Incorporating Native Voice: Bridging our Ways of Knowing" and was co-created with the CIMCC: California Indian Museum and Cultural Center. #OurWayOfKnowing

It’s back! San Diego Museum Month returns on February 1 with Hilton Hotels & Resorts and new library partners. Receive...
01/28/2019

It’s back! San Diego Museum Month returns on February 1 with Hilton Hotels & Resorts and new library partners. Receive half-priced admission to more than 40 museums throughout San Diego County with the San Diego Museum Pass. Pick up your pass at participating San Diego area libraries or when you stay at a Hilton in February. Visit San Diego Museum Council's website for more information about San Diego Museum Month and details on how to pick up your pass. #SDMuseumMonth

We are hiring!  New Year, new opportunity!
12/28/2018
Visitor Services Coordinator - Lakeside, CA 92040 - Indeed.com

We are hiring! New Year, new opportunity!

General Summary: Under direction of the Director/Curator, this position is responsible for the operation of the public area of the Museum, the front desk and especially the Museum Store. Work closely with Director to purchase and consign inventory and merchandise the Museum Store. Manage ongoing rel...

Thank you Native America!  November is Native American Heritage month and last week our education coordinator visited th...
11/22/2018

Thank you Native America! November is Native American Heritage month and last week our education coordinator visited the Barona Indian Charter School to help them celebrate. During her visit the students toured the native garden, learned traditional medicinal and dietary uses of native plants, and then tasted foods native to this continent! If you'd like to learn more about native foods and their uses check out this activity: https://adobe.ly/2Fzfucd

📣 We will be closed on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23 for the holiday.  We will reopen Saturday, Novem...
11/21/2018

📣 We will be closed on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23 for the holiday. We will reopen Saturday, November 24 at 10:00 AM.

Barona Cultural Center & Museum
11/19/2018

Barona Cultural Center & Museum

There are only a few spots left in our Bow Making Class this Saturday, November 3 from 10:30 AM-3:30 PM!  To register, p...
10/30/2018

There are only a few spots left in our Bow Making Class this Saturday, November 3 from 10:30 AM-3:30 PM! To register, please call the Museum and pre-pay to confirm your seat. (619) 443-7003 ext. 217

10/26/2018

We will be closed today due to an off-site event.

There is still time to register for Scouts Day!  This Saturday, October 6th, Scouts can complete all the requirements fo...
10/04/2018

There is still time to register for Scouts Day!

This Saturday, October 6th, Scouts can complete all the requirements for their Indian Lore Merit Badge at Barona Museum. There will also be a Merit Badge Counselor Onsite.

All San Diego County Scouts are invited, free of charge. Bring your own lunch. Morning snack and drinks provided. Adult Chaperone required.

Registration is open until Friday, October 5th. Call Barona Museum to RSVP. (619) 443-7003 ext. 219

Our monthly tour of the Barona Church, The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, is this Friday, October, 5 at 10:00 AM...
10/04/2018

Our monthly tour of the Barona Church, The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, is this Friday, October, 5 at 10:00 AM. If you would like to reserve a spot please call the Barona Museum at 619-443-7003 ext. 219 or comment below.

The Barona Church was designed by renowned San Diego architect Irving Gill, who is famous for designing the home of Ellen Browning Scripps (today's Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla), the Bishop's School in La Jolla, and the Marston Home in Balboa Park. To celebrate Irving Gill’s major contributions to modern architecture, Barona Museum joined more than a dozen local cultural institutions in a multi-site collaborative exhibit to celebrate Irving Gill’s major contributions to modern architecture.

As part of Barona’s celebration, everyone is invited to learn about the Barona People, their forced relocation from the Capitan Grande Reservation in 1932, and how they rebuilt their lives here on the Barona Indian Reservation.

09/28/2018

Barona Museum is closed today in observance of National Native American Day. We will reopen Saturday at 10am.

Tomorrow is Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day!  Museum Day is a one-day event during which participating museums across ...
09/21/2018
Visit A Participating Museum For Free on 9/22/18

Tomorrow is Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day! Museum Day is a one-day event during which participating museums across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. Since we are already a free museum, participants receive 30% off their entire purchase in our museum store. (Some exclusions apply.)

To download a ticket, find participating museums, or learn more about Museum Day see here: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/search/?q=

Join us for Museum Day on Saturday, September 22, 2018.

Join us next Friday, September 7th at 10:00 AM for a tour of the Barona Church, The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mar...
08/29/2018

Join us next Friday, September 7th at 10:00 AM for a tour of the Barona Church, The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Barona Church was designed by renowned San Diego architect Irving Gill, who is famous for designing the home of Ellen Browning Scripps (today's Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla), the Bishop's School in La Jolla, and the Marston Home in Balboa Park. To celebrate Irving Gill’s major contributions to modern architecture, Barona Museum joined more than a dozen local cultural institutions in a multi-site collaborative exhibit to celebrate Irving Gill’s major contributions to modern architecture.

As part of Barona’s celebration, everyone is invited to learn about the Barona People, their forced relocation from the Capitan Grande Reservation in 1932, and how they rebuilt their lives here on the Barona Indian Reservation.

Please reserve your spot by calling Barona Museum at
619-443-7003 ext. 219 or commenting below.

Change of Date! Our Gourd Art class is now Saturday, September 15.Space is limited! To register, you must call the Museu...
08/24/2018

Change of Date! Our Gourd Art class is now Saturday, September 15.

Space is limited! To register, you must call the Museum and pre-pay for the class to confirm your seat. Please RSVP by Friday, September 7, 2018. (619) 443-7003

Traditionally, gourds were used in a variety of ways; for food, as water and storage containers, and even as instruments. Talented artist, O’Jay Vanegas (of Diné descent), will teach the class using beginner art instruction techniques and participants will make and take home a beautiful gourd bowl. Power tools may be involved so class is for participants ages 16 and up.

This event is free for Barona Tribal Members and $25.00 for the public.

Our 10th Annual Culture Camp was a success last week!  Thank you to everyone who participated, especially our teen leade...
07/31/2018

Our 10th Annual Culture Camp was a success last week! Thank you to everyone who participated, especially our teen leaders and community volunteers. We couldn't have done it without you!

07/27/2018
Thank you InterTribal Youth for visiting us yesterday.  We enjoyed your participation in our mock council activity!  Als...
07/19/2018

Thank you InterTribal Youth for visiting us yesterday. We enjoyed your participation in our mock council activity! Also, thank you to Chairman Romero and Vice-Chairman Welch for your help and advice during the mock council.

Before you jet off on your summer vacation check out our exhibition cases in the San Diego International Airport! We're ...
07/12/2018
Barona Cultural Center and Museum

Before you jet off on your summer vacation check out our exhibition cases in the San Diego International Airport! We're featured in San Diego International Airport​ exhibit, "Figure of Speech", which includes artworks and historical objects relating to the complexity of language. Our cases are located at Terminal 2 east, post-security, gate 34. For more information about this exhibit see here:
http://arts.san.org/portfolio-item/barona/

The influence of the Kumeyaay-Diegueño language is far-reaching and visible throughout San Diego, as evidenced in numerous words used in English and Spanish spoken in the region, as well as place-names such as Palomar and Cuyamaca. The artifacts on view here document and celebrate that influence, i...

07/04/2018

We will be closed today, Wednesday, July 4th for the holiday. We will reopen Thursday, July 5th.

05/06/2018
E:60

E:60

Every year, the San Diego Padres sign new prospects for their team. This signing, all the way back in 1993, was different. This Sunday, we tell you why. 9a ET, ESPN.

Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums
04/27/2018
Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums

Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums

Relationship to the Solstice and Stars at Bighorn. (2017 piece)

Historically non-Native archeologists, scientists, and historians have dismissed the vast understandings of human relationship with Nature and the Stars.

It has taken centuries to begin to rethink the assumptions of the mainstream narrative, and it is Indigenous and Native leaders and scholars who show just how wrong these assumptions were and how much there is to learn from the Indigenous peoples in the US and the world.

"It's amazing to think how advanced ancient civilizations were and that they could use something as simple as a pile of stones to create their technology."

Is it really amazing? Or is it outside of the box that western science assumes as viable.

http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/wyoming/mystical-wy-stone-wheel/

Happy Earth Day! In celebration of Earth Day we’ve compiled some native plants you should keep an eye out for on your ...
04/22/2018

Happy Earth Day! In celebration of Earth Day we’ve compiled some native plants you should keep an eye out for on your next hike!

Hope to see you Friday at our "First Fridays Church Tour."  Let us know you'll be there--comment below or call us:  619-...
04/02/2018

Hope to see you Friday at our "First Fridays Church Tour." Let us know you'll be there--comment below or call us: 619-443-7003 x 219.

Our Net-Making Class was a success!  Thank you to everyone who came and participated in the class.
03/07/2018

Our Net-Making Class was a success! Thank you to everyone who came and participated in the class.

03/01/2018

Lecture tonight.
Church tour tomorrow.
Net-making class on Saturday.

Call now to reserve your spot!

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1095 Barona Rd
Lakeside, CA
92040

Opening Hours

Tuesday 12:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 12:00 - 17:00
Thursday 12:00 - 17:00
Friday 12:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00

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