Museum Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 am to 3:30 pm (Closed Weekends and Federal Holidays)

Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm (Closed Weekends and Federal Holidays)

The Haskell Cultural Center and Museum celebrates the strength and resiliency of the students and their contribution to what today has grown to become Haskell Indian Nations University. Punctuating the re-emergence of indigenous expression, Haskell strives to incorporate the elements of tribal pride and self-determination into its academics and university spirit.

 

Absorbed into the past was an institution founded to kill the Indian and save the child; instead Haskell victoriously emerged as an opportunity for students to become the change they want to see in Indian Country. Fundamentally through the continued efforts of Haskell students and alumni the legacy of Haskell continues to live and thrive through the Haskell Cultural Center and Museum.

 

Historic in time, founded in education, and rich in heritage, Haskell Indian Nations University has ascended through the thresholds of time, policy, and strife only to persist and prevail as the only academy of its kind.

 

Opened in 2002, the vision of the Haskell Cultural Center and Museum is to respectfully serve as a steward of living Tribal materials, traditions, and cultural arts. Using these tools as a vehicle of transmission to truthfully convey the story of Haskell Indian Nations University’s remarkable evolution from a government boarding school to its present day fully-accredited university status.

 

The Haskell Cultural Center and Museum celebrates the living heritage of all tribal peoples and strives to continue the legacy of education through culturally-based exhibitions, educational programs, tribal cultural art classes, and internships. It serves as a teaching facility for Haskell students, staff, faculty, alumni, researchers, and the general public.

 

The Haskell Cultural Center and Museum’s future goal is to create and provide educational programing for local school districts, provide trainings on culturally sensitive topics including tribal education and Haskell’s history.

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The Haskell Cultural Center and Museum is a partner in the Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area.

Haskell Cultural Center and Museum

2411 Barker Avenue

Lawrence, Kansas 66046

Phone (785) 832-6686

hinuccm@gmail.com

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