EXHIBITS AND EVENTS FOR EVERY AGE

Experience Our Heritage and Culture

The Heritage Center is intended to protect preserve and perpetuate the culture traditions and identity of the Wanapum of Priest Rapids. It is located along the banks of the Columbia River, near Priest Rapids Dam, on the ancestral grounds of the Wanapum. The 50,000 sq ft facility houses a 10,000 sq ft permanent exhibit space, a 2,000 sq ft temporary rotating exhibit space, a climate controlled repository and collection facility, a library, staff offices and open space for large group activities conferences, demonstrations, training and living culture program activities.

Permanent Exhibit highlights include:

  • interactive monitors
  • 45-seat theatre
  • Wanapum history film "Life as a Wanapum"
  • dioramas and life-size tule mat lodge
  • audio interviews with Wanapum about gathering, fishing hunting, trading and healing
Free admission
Dedicated to the children of today -- and of the future -- to help them understand who they are and where they come from because you can’t grow unless you know who you are.

SPECIAL EXHIBIT

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.

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