EDUCATION IS A BRIDGE TO UNDERSTANDING
The Wanapum Heritage Center is dedicated to the children of today and the ones yet to come.
Museum outreach programs include:
• School visits to the museum
• The mobile Wanapum Native American Discovery Unit (WNADU)
• Special exhibits
• Wanapum presentations at regional events
Admission is always free and there is no cost to bring the WNADU to your school or event.
January 18 - May 18
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation's Armed Forces
Native Americans have served in our nation's military since colonial times, and serve today at a higher rate in proportion to their population than any other ethnic group. Patriot Nations tells their story.
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation's Armed Forces was produced by the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. The exhibition was made possible by the generous support of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.
What visitors are saying about the Wanapum Heritage Center
There, in pictures, dioramas, and words of youth and elders standing in two worlds, is the relationship of the Wanapum to the river, the land, the food and the dominant culture. It is still in my mind.
Wander the Wanapum Heritage Center. Read the words of the elders. Imagine living in two worlds, and recommit to the spirit which connects you to the gifts of Earth which sustain you and yours.
The permanent exhibit, with great care and nuance, tells the historic and contemporary stories of this tribe. Very well done.
Honestly, this is one of the best museums / cultural centers we’ve ever been in (and that is saying a lot)! Wonderful people.