“Gateway to the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico”
To preserve and perpetuate Pueblo culture and to advance understanding by presenting with dignity and respect, the accomplishments and evolving history of the Pueblo people of New Mexico. The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, located in Albuquerque, is owned and operated by the 19 Indian Pueblos of New Mexico and dedicated to the preservation and perpetuation of Pueblo Indian Culture, History and Art.
Museum had detailed timelines and historic artifacts for viewing. There were hands on and film exhibits available. The bldg is setup with a center outdoor area for providing live cultural shows ie dances etc.
The gift shop has many items to select from. I wish they would not include any Made in China items but I guess it's a sign of the times.
If you're interested in pueblo history, go here! I'm not much of a museum go-er so the museum was just the right length for me, pretty brief, concise, and informative. And only $5 for adults and $2 for students, seniors, etc.
My favorite part was the gift shop! We went in and talked to the workers who were so nice and knowledgeable about all the Pueblan culture. I learned so much from them about the history of jewelry, symbols, culture, upcoming events, etc that I didn't learn in the museum. Jacob was awesome and another Navajo native that I forgot to ask him his name.
As you will find the authentic jewelry is quite expensive everywhere, we found a sale section and found some beautiful jewelry that was cheap enough for me (a indebted grad student traveling across the nation for a clinical) to afford!
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Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
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