The Agua Caliente Cultural Museum inspires people to learn about the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians and other Native cultures. We keep the spirit alive through exhibitions, collections, research, and educational programs.
About the Museum:
The Agua Caliente Cultural Museum is a non-profit organization interpreting the history and culture of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians and other Cahuilla peoples.For the past fourteen years we have worked to preserve and revive aspects of our traditional culture through our Museum, located in the heart of Palm Springs. With limited space and a small professional staff, the Museum presents exhibitions, lectures, films, tours, traditional skills workshops and educational outreach programs for students in local schools.
As interest in the rich cultural heritage of the Cahuilla has grown among our own people and others across the country, the need for an expanded, state-of-the-art museum has become clear -- so we are building a new Agua Caliente Cultural Museum.As we move forward with our plans for a new museum, we are committed to the belief that knowledge is a tool for empowerment, autonomy and the proper stewardship of our land and culture. Just as it was the role of the tribal elders to hold and pass on our traditions, this world-class museum will serve as a new kind of tribal elder.Preserving the past, documenting our present and nourishing our culture for our future, the museum will be a place to teach new generations and share our Cahuilla history and culture with others.