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Museum | Pablo, MT

The People's Center | By museum center
PO Box 278, Pablo, MT 59855
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$3 - $25

Who

All ages

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Contact Info

406.232.1194 Visit Website

Description

The Peoples Center is the place to experience the rich cultural heritage of the Salish, Pend d'Oreille and Kootenai tribes. The traditions and culture of these tribes have been passed orally from generation to generation since time began. As our lifestyles change with time and technology, we continue to preserve and protect our heritage, history and culture. We invite you to explore the artifacts and exhibits, and to hear the stories of our people in their own voices. We also invite you to participate in our cultural activities, our celebrations, known as pow-wows, and other events reflecting the Tribes. The Peoples Center perpetuates this rich heritage, through our tradition of oral history, and by creating opportunities of exchange between tribal elders, youth and the public. Through education, we hope to dispel myths and stereotyping of Native Americans and create better understanding between all peoples.

Come visit The People's Center Museum and enrich your knowledge and understanding of the Salish, Pend d'Oreille and Kootenai Tribes. Come share a part of our lives, our history and our culture.

If you're interested in cultural collections on exhibit, the largest collection for viewing lies in the main exhibit room, titled "The First Sun The Beginning", which first opened in 1994.

This 1,200 square foot exhibit provides an insight to visitors about the Salish, Pend d'Oreille, and Kootenai tribes. Because the exhibit stays with traditional use of oral history, visitors may be challenged to understand the exhibit's meaning. To aide in the interpretation of this exhibit, the Center provides scheduled personal guided museum tours, or use of an audiocassette tape, where a visitor can hear personal stories and tribal history. With a personal guide, or audio cassette narrated in Kootenai, Salish, or the English language, a visitor can walk around the small developed room and obtain an idea for what it must have been like before, and after, Europeans entered our country.

The People's Center exists to provide public education on aspects of traditional lifestyles and histories of the Salish, Pend d'Oreille and Kootenai people.

Throughout the year the Education Program offers demonstrations and history on traditional and contemporary life-ways. Providing gatherings, temporary displays, history presentations and the continued practicing of traditional events, The People's Center is guided by tribal elders and is insuring the perpetuation of their tribal culture.

The People's Center hosts a number of area schools and organizations throughout the year with museums tours, art, presentations, games and history. Registration is required for all group activities please call one week in advance. Group rate applies for groups of 5 or more. Art classes are extra depending on selection.

Museum Hour & Admission:

Museum Hours:

October thru May: Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm

 

June thru September: Monday through Saturdays 9am to 5pm

 

Admission:

Adults - $5.00

Sr. Citizens/Students - $3.00

Family - $10.00

Group (10 or more)- $3.00 ea.

Guided Tour - Additional $20 Flat Rate with individual admission rate 

Come visit The People's Center Museum and enrich your knowledge and understanding of the Salish, Pend d'Oreille and Kootenai Tribes. Come share a part of our lives, our history and our culture.

If you're interested in cultural collections on exhibit, the largest collection for viewing lies in the main exhibit room, titled "The First Sun The Beginning", which first opened in 1994.

This 1,200 square foot exhibit provides an insight to visitors about the Salish, Pend d'Oreille, and Kootenai tribes. Because the exhibit stays with traditional use of oral history, visitors may be challenged to understand the exhibit's meaning. To aide in the interpretation of this exhibit, the Center provides scheduled personal guided museum tours, or use of an audiocassette tape, where a visitor can hear personal stories and tribal history. With a personal guide, or audio cassette narrated in Kootenai, Salish, or the English language, a visitor can walk around the small developed room and obtain an idea for what it must have been like before, and after, Europeans entered our country.