Agua Caliente Cultural Museum, Palm Springs

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History Museum Museum
The Agua Caliente Cultural Museum is a culture and history museum located in Palm Springs, California, United States, focusing on the Cahuilla people of the Coachella Valley.HistoryThe museum was established in 1991.OperationsOwnershipThe Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians sponsors the museum.LocationThe museum is located at 219 South Palm Canyon Drive between Areanas Road and Baristo Road. Public transportation via SunLine Transit is available on lines 111, 30 and 14. Administrative offices and a 1,200 volume reference library are at 901 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Suite C-204, Palm Springs, CA 92262.Publications The SpiritAffiliationsThe museum is the first Native American museum to be part of the Smithsonian Institution Affiliations Program.Activities and recognitionThe museum participates in the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) Museum Assessment Program; and it received a first-place award in the AAM 2010 Publications Design Competition for its 2009-2010 Museum Program Brochure and Program Announcement Cards (designed by JCRR Design).It also collaborates with the UCLA/Getty's Masters Program.Future plansThe museum is fundraising for expansion into a 100,000 square foot facility designed by architects Jones & Jones.
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  • This museum is located next door to Ruddy's museum and in the same complex as the Palm springs Historical Society, This is a trifecta of interesting things to do, especially on a hot day. We were gree...  more »
  • Small but interesting museum with a lovely garden in the back highlighting plants used by the Agua Caliente Indians in their lives. Some beautiful gift items also. Enjoyed our visit. Located in the ce...  more »
  • The museum while quite small has a top quality layout and presentation usually found in much larger settings. The exhibit educates visitors to the often forgotten history of local Native Americans wit...  more »
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  • Really enjoyed learning about the area's past and the exibits
  • Great museum. A must see when you are in PS. Don't forget to visit the Indian Canyon afterwards
  • Great little museum. Very helpful and friendly volunteers that are passionate about the area and the history.
  • Small but great museum to visit!
  • Pretty much just plaques on the wall in a large room. Go to the art museum if you want to see what they made.