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imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater—Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities The 120-seat circular Lelawi Theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, Fourth Level. Cost: Free. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events This 30 - 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a focused look at one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Storybook Reading and Hands-on Activity

American Indian Museum NY Storybook reading followed by a hands on activity. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: TBD. Cost: FREE. Related Exhibition: Storybook reading followed by a hands-on activity. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 30 - 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a focused look at one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater—Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities The 120-seat circular Lelawi Theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, Fourth Level. Cost: Free. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Hok-noth-da for Families

One-Time Events Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program. People in all cultures have always told stories as a way to teach children. Families are invited to hear stories from different Native communities. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center, Level 3. Cost: Free and open to the public. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Tour - Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ruth Rosenberg gives a 45-minute guided tour through the exhibition, "Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed." It examines seven broad regions representing Central American cultural areas that are today part of Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize. The exhibition invites visitors to explore the exceptional artistry of approximately 155 objects made of clay, gold, jade, stone and shell. Altogether, these objects span the period from 2000 B.C. to the present and provide fascinating details about the lives of the peoples who have called the area home for centuries. In collaboration with the Smithsonian Latino Center, "Cerámica de los Ancestros" is the culmination of several years of research on the NMAI's vast collection of Central American ceramics. Photo by Joshua Stevens, Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor, Meet at Information Desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Related Exhibition: Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 30 - 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a focused look at one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free and open to the public. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Infinity of Nations Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum ambassador Ruth Rosenberg gives a 45minute tour of specific items in the George Gustaf Heye National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Tour - Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ruth Rosenberg gives a 45-minute guided tour through the exhibition, "Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed." It examines seven broad regions representing Central American cultural areas that are today part of Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize. The exhibition invites visitors to explore the exceptional artistry of approximately 155 objects made of clay, gold, jade, stone and shell. Altogether, these objects span the period from 2000 B.C. to the present and provide fascinating details about the lives of the peoples who have called the area home for centuries. In collaboration with the Smithsonian Latino Center, "Cerámica de los Ancestros" is the culmination of several years of research on the NMAI's vast collection of Central American ceramics. Photo by Joshua Stevens, Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor, Meet at Information Desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Related Exhibition: Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Lelawi Theater—Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities The 120-seat circular Lelawi Theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, Fourth Level. Cost: Free. Monday, February 15, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ron Madson provides a 45-minute in-depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, February 15, 2016, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Please join Museum Ambassador Ron Madson for a 45-60 minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, tour will be in South Gallery. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Monday, February 15, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater—Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities The 120-seat circular Lelawi Theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, Fourth Level. Cost: Free. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

American Indian Games

American Indian Museum NY Join the museum’s education staff and play games such as Inuit yo-yo and ring/pin toss. Learn how the games helped young American Indian children develop skills they could utilize to become successful in adult life. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Yvonne Seck provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York.Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site,architect Cass Gilbert,viewing the Collectors office,with Tiffany woodwork;Reginald Marsh murals;and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, 2nd floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 30 - 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a focused look at one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free and open to the public. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Hands-On Activity: The Many Uses of Birch Bark

American Indian Museum NY Explore the natural beauty of birch bark and learn about the many uses it played in the lives of Native peoples from the Eastern Woodlands.  In this program visitors will make their own birch bark keepsake inspired by objects from the museum's collection. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Education Center (Tipi Room). Cost: FREE. Related Exhibition: Explore the natural beauty of birch bark and learn about the many uses it played in the lives of Native peoples from the Eastern Woodlands.  In this program visitors will make their own birch bark keepsake inspired by objects from our collection. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater—Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities The 120-seat circular Lelawi Theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, Fourth Level. Cost: Free. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Toddler Music with Irka Mateo/Música infantil con Irka Mateo

American Indian Museum NY Join the Toddler program where children (ages 2 - 4 years) will learn about Taino culture through stories, songs, movement and hands-on activities.  Registration required. Registration generally opens at Noon the Monday before the scheduled program. When this event is available for registration, please click the 'Sign-up' icon to register. ________________________________________________________ Traiga a su niño (2–4 años) para aprender sobre la cultura Taino a través de cuentos, canciones, movimiento y actividades manuales. Es necesario registrarse. Registro general se abre al mediodía el lunes ante de programa previsto. Cuando este evento está disponible para registracion, por favor haga clic en el icono “Regístrate” para registrarse. Toddler Music is generously supported by Con Edison. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM.

Toddler Music with Irka Mateo/Música infantil con Irka Mateo

American Indian Museum NY Join the Toddler program where children (ages 2 - 4 years) will learn about Taino culture through stories, songs, movement and hands-on activities.  Registration required. Registration generally opens at Noon the Monday before the scheduled program. When this event is available for registration, please click the 'Sign-up' icon to register. ________________________________________________________ Traiga a su niño (2–4 años) para aprender sobre la cultura Taino a través de cuentos, canciones, movimiento y actividades manuales. Es necesario registrarse. Registro general se abre al mediodía el lunes ante de programa previsto. Cuando este evento está disponible para registracion, por favor haga clic en el icono “Regístrate” para registrarse. Toddler Music is generously supported by Con Edison. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Loretta Shapiro gives a 45-minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. The tour focuses on masks and transformational objects from throughout the Americas. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Tour in South Gallery. Cost: free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 30 - 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a focused look at one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free and open to the public. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Hands-On Activity: The Many Uses of Birch Bark

American Indian Museum NY Explore the natural beauty of birch bark and learn about the many uses it played in the lives of Native peoples from the Eastern Woodlands.  In this program visitors will make their own birch bark keepsake inspired by objects from the museum's collection. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Education Center (Tipi Room). Cost: FREE. Related Exhibition: Explore the natural beauty of birch bark and learn about the many uses it played in the lives of Native peoples from the Eastern Woodlands.  In this program visitors will make their own birch bark keepsake inspired by objects from our collection. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Bob Gevert provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York.Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site,architect Cass Gilbert,viewing the Collectors office,with Tiffany woodwork;Reginald Marsh murals;and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, February 18, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater—Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities The 120-seat circular Lelawi Theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, Fourth Level. Cost: Free. Thursday, February 18, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

American Indian Games

American Indian Museum NY Join the museum’s education staff and play games such as Inuit yo-yo and ring/pin toss. Learn how the games helped young American Indian children develop skills they could utilize to become successful in adult life. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: FREE. Thursday, February 18, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton Customs House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Jeff Harrington provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York.Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site,architect Cass Gilbert,viewing the Collectors office,with Tiffany woodwork;Reginald Marsh murals;and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Thursday, February 18, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 30 - 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a focused look at one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free and open to the public. Thursday, February 18, 2016, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Hands-On Activity: The Many Uses of Birch Bark

American Indian Museum NY Explore the natural beauty of birch bark and learn about the many uses it played in the lives of Native peoples from the Eastern Woodlands.  In this program visitors will make their own birch bark keepsake inspired by objects from the museum's collection. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Education Center (Tipi Room). Cost: FREE. Related Exhibition: Explore the natural beauty of birch bark and learn about the many uses it played in the lives of Native peoples from the Eastern Woodlands.  In this program visitors will make their own birch bark keepsake inspired by objects from our collection. Thursday, February 18, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, February 19, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater—Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities The 120-seat circular Lelawi Theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, Fourth Level. Cost: Free. Friday, February 19, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

American Indian Games

American Indian Museum NY Join the museum’s education staff and play games such as Inuit yo-yo and ring/pin toss. Learn how the games helped young American Indian children develop skills they could utilize to become successful in adult life. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: FREE. Friday, February 19, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Lois Kaminsky provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, and sculptor Daniel Chester French; viewing the Collectors Office, with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140-ton Rotunda dome by Rafael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Cost: Free, no reservations required. Friday, February 19, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 30 - 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a focused look at one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, February 19, 2016, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Hands-On Activity: The Many Uses of Birch Bark

American Indian Museum NY Explore the natural beauty of birch bark and learn about the many uses it played in the lives of Native peoples from the Eastern Woodlands.  In this program visitors will make their own birch bark keepsake inspired by objects from the museum's collection. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Education Center (Tipi Room). Cost: FREE. Related Exhibition: Explore the natural beauty of birch bark and learn about the many uses it played in the lives of Native peoples from the Eastern Woodlands.  In this program visitors will make their own birch bark keepsake inspired by objects from our collection. Friday, February 19, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater—Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities The 120-seat circular Lelawi Theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, Fourth Level. Cost: Free. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events This 30 - 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a focused look at one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 30 - 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a focused look at one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, February 21, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater—Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities The 120-seat circular Lelawi Theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, Fourth Level. Cost: Free. Sunday, February 21, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Hok-noth-da for Families

One-Time Events Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program. People in all cultures have always told stories as a way to teach children. Families are invited to hear stories from different Native communities. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center, Level 3. Cost: Free and open to the public. Sunday, February 21, 2016, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Infinity of Nations Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum ambassador Ruth Rosenberg gives a 45minute tour of specific items in the George Gustaf Heye National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, February 21, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 30 - 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a focused look at one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free and open to the public. Sunday, February 21, 2016, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Tour - Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Carlos Molina gives a 45-minute guided tour through the exhibition, "Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed." It examines seven broad regions representing Central American cultural areas that are today part of Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize. The exhibition invites visitors to explore the exceptional artistry of approximately 155 objects made of clay, gold, jade, stone and shell. Altogether, these objects span the period from 2000 B.C. to the present and provide fascinating details about the lives of the peoples who have called the area home for centuries. In collaboration with the Smithsonian Latino Center, "Cerámica de los Ancestros" is the culmination of several years of research on the NMAI's vast collection of Central American ceramics. Photo by Joshua Stevens, Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor, Meet at Information Desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Related Exhibition: Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed. Sunday, February 21, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Carlos Molina provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York.Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site,architect Cass Gilbert,viewing the Collectors office,with Tiffany woodwork;Reginald Marsh murals;and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, February 21, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Tour - Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ruth Rosenberg gives a 45-minute guided tour through the exhibition, "Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed." It examines seven broad regions representing Central American cultural areas that are today part of Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize. The exhibition invites visitors to explore the exceptional artistry of approximately 155 objects made of clay, gold, jade, stone and shell. Altogether, these objects span the period from 2000 B.C. to the present and provide fascinating details about the lives of the peoples who have called the area home for centuries. In collaboration with the Smithsonian Latino Center, "Cerámica de los Ancestros" is the culmination of several years of research on the NMAI's vast collection of Central American ceramics. Photo by Joshua Stevens, Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor, Meet at Information Desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Related Exhibition: Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed. Sunday, February 21, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Lelawi Theater—Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities The 120-seat circular Lelawi Theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, Fourth Level. Cost: Free. Monday, February 22, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ron Madson provides a 45-minute in-depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, February 22, 2016, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Please join Museum Ambassador Ron Madson for a 45-60 minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, tour will be in South Gallery. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Monday, February 22, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater—Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities The 120-seat circular Lelawi Theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, Fourth Level. Cost: Free. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Yvonne Seck provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York.Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site,architect Cass Gilbert,viewing the Collectors office,with Tiffany woodwork;Reginald Marsh murals;and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, 2nd floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 30 - 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a focused look at one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free and open to the public. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about the cultures and traditions of the Great Plains. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater—Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities The 120-seat circular Lelawi Theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, Fourth Level. Cost: Free. Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Loretta Shapiro gives a 45-minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. The tour focuses on masks and transformational objects from throughout the Americas. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Tour in South Gallery. Cost: free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 30 - 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a focused look at one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free and open to the public. Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about the cultures and traditions of the Great Plains. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Bob Gevert provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York.Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site,architect Cass Gilbert,viewing the Collectors office,with Tiffany woodwork;Reginald Marsh murals;and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, February 25, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater—Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities The 120-seat circular Lelawi Theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, Fourth Level. Cost: Free. Thursday, February 25, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Alexander Hamilton Customs House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Jeff Harrington provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York.Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site,architect Cass Gilbert,viewing the Collectors office,with Tiffany woodwork;Reginald Marsh murals;and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Thursday, February 25, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 30 - 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a focused look at one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free and open to the public. Thursday, February 25, 2016, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about the cultures and traditions of the Great Plains. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Thursday, February 25, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, February 26, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater—Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities The 120-seat circular Lelawi Theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, Fourth Level. Cost: Free. Friday, February 26, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Lois Kaminsky provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, and sculptor Daniel Chester French; viewing the Collectors Office, with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140-ton Rotunda dome by Rafael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Cost: Free, no reservations required. Friday, February 26, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 30 - 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a focused look at one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free and open to the public. Friday, February 26, 2016, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about the cultures and traditions of the Great Plains. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Friday, February 26, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

The Art of Storytelling: Maiduan Stories

One-Time Events February is a month for storytelling. Join the NMAI in celebration of Maiduan stories from Northern California through song, painted arts, storytelling, and interactive story learning. Traditional Maiduan stories, often filled with humor and terror, teach and maintain the social customs of the Maidu peoples while vividly recreating historical events. Community representatives from the three Maiduan language groups, Konkow, Nisenan, and Maintain Maidu, will present their styles of oral history and language art. Maidu language-keeper Paul Cason, Konkow poet Janice Gould, Nisenan painter Alan Wallace, and the musicians of the Maidu Independent Theater will each share their cultural knowledge, language work, and a variety of unforgettable stories. This program is a partnership with the Vine Deloria Jr. Library, National Museum of the American Indian, which received a generous donation of limited art edition Maidu storybooks from the Mooretown Rancheria of Maidu Indians of California. This rare book collection… Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Museum-wide. Cost: Free. Saturday, February 27, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, February 27, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater—Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities The 120-seat circular Lelawi Theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, Fourth Level. Cost: Free. Saturday, February 27, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events This 30 - 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a focused look at one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Tour Meets on Level 4 Landing. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, February 27, 2016, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

The Art of Storytelling: Robert Lewis

American Indian Museum NY Cherokee Storyteller Robert Lewis shares traditional and non-traditional stories with museum visitors. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Rotunda. Cost: FREE. Saturday, February 27, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 30 - 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a focused look at one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Tour Meets on Level 4 Landing. Cost: Free and open to the public. Saturday, February 27, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

The Art of Storytelling: Robert Lewis

American Indian Museum NY Cherokee Storyteller Robert Lewis shares traditional and non-traditional stories with museum visitors. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Rotunda. Cost: FREE. Saturday, February 27, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

The Art of Storytelling: Maiduan Stories

One-Time Events February is a month for storytelling. Join the NMAI in celebration of the Maiduan stories from Northern California through song, painted arts, storytelling, and interactive story learning. Traditional Maiduan stories, often filled with humor and terror, teach and maintain the social customs of the Maidu peoples, while vividly recreating historical events. Community representatives from the three Maiduan language groups, Konkow, Nisenan, and Maintain Maidu, will present their styles of oral history and language art. Maidu language keeper Paul Cason, Konkow poet Janice Gould, Nisenan painter Alan Wallace, and the musicians of the Maidu Independent Theater will each share their cultural knowledge, language work, and a variety of unforgettable stories. This program is a partnership with the Vine Deloria Jr. Library, National Museum of the American Indian, which received a generous donation of limited art-edition Maidu storybooks from the Mooretown Rancheria of Maidu Indians of California. This rare book collec… Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Museum-wide. Webcast: http://nmai.si.edu/explore/multimedia/webcasts/. Cost: Free. Sunday, February 28, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, February 28, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater—Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities The 120-seat circular Lelawi Theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, Fourth Level. Cost: Free. Sunday, February 28, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Hok-noth-da for Families

One-Time Events Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program. People in all cultures have always told stories as a way to teach children. Families are invited to hear stories from different Native communities. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center, Level 3. Cost: Free and open to the public. Sunday, February 28, 2016, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Infinity of Nations Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum ambassador Ruth Rosenberg gives a 45minute tour of specific items in the George Gustaf Heye National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, February 28, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 30 - 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a focused look at one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Tour Meets on Level 4 Landing. Cost: Free and open to the public. Sunday, February 28, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Tour - Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Carlos Molina gives a 45-minute guided tour through the exhibition, "Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed." It examines seven broad regions representing Central American cultural areas that are today part of Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize. The exhibition invites visitors to explore the exceptional artistry of approximately 155 objects made of clay, gold, jade, stone and shell. Altogether, these objects span the period from 2000 B.C. to the present and provide fascinating details about the lives of the peoples who have called the area home for centuries. In collaboration with the Smithsonian Latino Center, "Cerámica de los Ancestros" is the culmination of several years of research on the NMAI's vast collection of Central American ceramics. Photo by Joshua Stevens, Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor, Meet at Information Desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Related Exhibition: Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed. Sunday, February 28, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Carlos Molina provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York.Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site,architect Cass Gilbert,viewing the Collectors office,with Tiffany woodwork;Reginald Marsh murals;and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, February 28, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Tour - Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ruth Rosenberg gives a 45-minute guided tour through the exhibition, "Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed." It examines seven broad regions representing Central American cultural areas that are today part of Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize. The exhibition invites visitors to explore the exceptional artistry of approximately 155 objects made of clay, gold, jade, stone and shell. Altogether, these objects span the period from 2000 B.C. to the present and provide fascinating details about the lives of the peoples who have called the area home for centuries. In collaboration with the Smithsonian Latino Center, "Cerámica de los Ancestros" is the culmination of several years of research on the NMAI's vast collection of Central American ceramics. Photo by Joshua Stevens, Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor, Meet at Information Desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Related Exhibition: Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed. Sunday, February 28, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Lelawi Theater—Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities The 120-seat circular Lelawi Theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, Fourth Level. Cost: Free. Monday, February 29, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ron Madson provides a 45-minute in-depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, February 29, 2016, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Please join Museum Ambassador Ron Madson for a 45-60 minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, tour will be in South Gallery. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Monday, February 29, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater—Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities The 120-seat circular Lelawi Theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, Fourth Level. Cost: Free. Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Yvonne Seck provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York.Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site,architect Cass Gilbert,viewing the Collectors office,with Tiffany woodwork;Reginald Marsh murals;and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, 2nd floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about the cultures and traditions of the Great Plains. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater—Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities The 120-seat circular Lelawi Theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, Fourth Level. Cost: Free. Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Toddler Music with Irka Mateo/Música infantil con Irka Mateo

American Indian Museum NY Join the Toddler program where children (ages 2 - 4 years) will learn about Taino culture through stories, songs, movement and hands-on activities.  Registration required. Registration generally opens at Noon the Monday before the scheduled program. When this event is available for registration, please click the 'Sign-up' icon to register. ________________________________________________________ Traiga a su niño (2–4 años) para aprender sobre la cultura Taino a través de cuentos, canciones, movimiento y actividades manuales. Es necesario registrarse. Registro general se abre al mediodía el lunes ante de programa previsto. Cuando este evento está disponible para registracion, por favor haga clic en el icono “Regístrate” para registrarse. Toddler Music is generously supported by Con Edison. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM.

Toddler Music with Irka Mateo/Música infantil con Irka Mateo

American Indian Museum NY Join the Toddler program where children (ages 2 - 4 years) will learn about Taino culture through stories, songs, movement and hands-on activities.  Registration required. Registration generally opens at Noon the Monday before the scheduled program. When this event is available for registration, please click the 'Sign-up' icon to register. ________________________________________________________ Traiga a su niño (2–4 años) para aprender sobre la cultura Taino a través de cuentos, canciones, movimiento y actividades manuales. Es necesario registrarse. Registro general se abre al mediodía el lunes ante de programa previsto. Cuando este evento está disponible para registracion, por favor haga clic en el icono “Regístrate” para registrarse. Toddler Music is generously supported by Con Edison. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Loretta Shapiro gives a 45-minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. The tour focuses on masks and transformational objects from throughout the Americas. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Tour in South Gallery. Cost: free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about the cultures and traditions of the Great Plains. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Bob Gevert provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York.Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site,architect Cass Gilbert,viewing the Collectors office,with Tiffany woodwork;Reginald Marsh murals;and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, March 3, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater—Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities The 120-seat circular Lelawi Theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, Fourth Level. Cost: Free. Thursday, March 3, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Alexander Hamilton Customs House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Jeff Harrington provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York.Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site,architect Cass Gilbert,viewing the Collectors office,with Tiffany woodwork;Reginald Marsh murals;and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Thursday, March 3, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about the cultures and traditions of the Great Plains. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Thursday, March 3, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, March 4, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater—Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities The 120-seat circular Lelawi Theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, Fourth Level. Cost: Free. Friday, March 4, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Lois Kaminsky provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, and sculptor Daniel Chester French; viewing the Collectors Office, with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140-ton Rotunda dome by Rafael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Cost: Free, no reservations required. Friday, March 4, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about the cultures and traditions of the Great Plains. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Friday, March 4, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, March 5, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater—Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities The 120-seat circular Lelawi Theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, Fourth Level. Cost: Free. Saturday, March 5, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, March 6, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater—Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities The 120-seat circular Lelawi Theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, Fourth Level. Cost: Free. Sunday, March 6, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Infinity of Nations Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum ambassador Ruth Rosenberg gives a 45minute tour of specific items in the George Gustaf Heye National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, March 6, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Tour - Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Carlos Molina gives a 45-minute guided tour through the exhibition, "Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed." It examines seven broad regions representing Central American cultural areas that are today part of Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize. The exhibition invites visitors to explore the exceptional artistry of approximately 155 objects made of clay, gold, jade, stone and shell. Altogether, these objects span the period from 2000 B.C. to the present and provide fascinating details about the lives of the peoples who have called the area home for centuries. In collaboration with the Smithsonian Latino Center, "Cerámica de los Ancestros" is the culmination of several years of research on the NMAI's vast collection of Central American ceramics. Photo by Joshua Stevens, Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor, Meet at Information Desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Related Exhibition: Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed. Sunday, March 6, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Carlos Molina provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York.Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site,architect Cass Gilbert,viewing the Collectors office,with Tiffany woodwork;Reginald Marsh murals;and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, March 6, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Tour - Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ruth Rosenberg gives a 45-minute guided tour through the exhibition, "Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed." It examines seven broad regions representing Central American cultural areas that are today part of Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize. The exhibition invites visitors to explore the exceptional artistry of approximately 155 objects made of clay, gold, jade, stone and shell. Altogether, these objects span the period from 2000 B.C. to the present and provide fascinating details about the lives of the peoples who have called the area home for centuries. In collaboration with the Smithsonian Latino Center, "Cerámica de los Ancestros" is the culmination of several years of research on the NMAI's vast collection of Central American ceramics. Photo by Joshua Stevens, Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor, Meet at Information Desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Related Exhibition: Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed. Sunday, March 6, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Lelawi Theater—Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities The 120-seat circular Lelawi Theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, Fourth Level. Cost: Free. Monday, March 7, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ron Madson provides a 45-minute in-depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, March 7, 2016, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Please join Museum Ambassador Ron Madson for a 45-60 minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, tour will be in South Gallery. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Monday, March 7, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater—Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities The 120-seat circular Lelawi Theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, Fourth Level. Cost: Free. Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Yvonne Seck provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York.Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site,architect Cass Gilbert,viewing the Collectors office,with Tiffany woodwork;Reginald Marsh murals;and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, 2nd floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about the cultures and traditions of the Great Plains. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater—Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities The 120-seat circular Lelawi Theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, Fourth Level. Cost: Free. Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Toddler Music with Irka Mateo/Música infantil con Irka Mateo

American Indian Museum NY Join the Toddler program where children (ages 2 - 4 years) will learn about Taino culture through stories, songs, movement and hands-on activities.  Registration required. Registration generally opens at Noon the Monday before the scheduled program. When this event is available for registration, please click the 'Sign-up' icon to register. ________________________________________________________ Traiga a su niño (2–4 años) para aprender sobre la cultura Taino a través de cuentos, canciones, movimiento y actividades manuales. Es necesario registrarse. Registro general se abre al mediodía el lunes ante de programa previsto. Cuando este evento está disponible para registracion, por favor haga clic en el icono “Regístrate” para registrarse. Toddler Music is generously supported by Con Edison. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM.

Toddler Music with Irka Mateo/Música infantil con Irka Mateo

American Indian Museum NY Join the Toddler program where children (ages 2 - 4 years) will learn about Taino culture through stories, songs, movement and hands-on activities.  Registration required. Registration generally opens at Noon the Monday before the scheduled program. When this event is available for registration, please click the 'Sign-up' icon to register. ________________________________________________________ Traiga a su niño (2–4 años) para aprender sobre la cultura Taino a través de cuentos, canciones, movimiento y actividades manuales. Es necesario registrarse. Registro general se abre al mediodía el lunes ante de programa previsto. Cuando este evento está disponible para registracion, por favor haga clic en el icono “Regístrate” para registrarse. Toddler Music is generously supported by Con Edison. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Loretta Shapiro gives a 45-minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. The tour focuses on masks and transformational objects from throughout the Americas. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Tour in South Gallery. Cost: free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about the cultures and traditions of the Great Plains. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Bob Gevert provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York.Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site,architect Cass Gilbert,viewing the Collectors office,with Tiffany woodwork;Reginald Marsh murals;and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, March 10, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater—Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities The 120-seat circular Lelawi Theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, Fourth Level. Cost: Free. Thursday, March 10, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Alexander Hamilton Customs House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Jeff Harrington provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York.Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site,architect Cass Gilbert,viewing the Collectors office,with Tiffany woodwork;Reginald Marsh murals;and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Thursday, March 10, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about the cultures and traditions of the Great Plains. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Thursday, March 10, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Curator's Talk: "Unbound: Narrative Art of the Plains"

American Indian Museum NY Gather insight and hear inside stories about the development of "Unbound: Narrative Art of the Plains" by Emil Her Many Horses (Oglala Lakota). A longtime curator at the National Museum of the American Indian, Her Many Horses is a member of the Oglala Lakota Nation of South Dakota and an accomplished award-winning artist who creates contemporary beadwork and dolls. Following the Curator’s Talk, join Her Many Horses and several featured artists in the exhibit gallery. Generous support for the project is provided by Ameriprise Financial. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Thursday, March 10, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, March 11, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater—Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities The 120-seat circular Lelawi Theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, Fourth Level. Cost: Free. Friday, March 11, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Lois Kaminsky provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, and sculptor Daniel Chester French; viewing the Collectors Office, with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140-ton Rotunda dome by Rafael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Cost: Free, no reservations required. Friday, March 11, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about the cultures and traditions of the Great Plains. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Friday, March 11, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, March 12, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater—Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities The 120-seat circular Lelawi Theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, Fourth Level. Cost: Free. Saturday, March 12, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Crossing Lines: Women and Ledger Art

American Indian Museum NY This traditional art form is frequently most associated with men, but many women are now known as fine ledger artists. Meet women who use their ledger art to tell their own unique stories. Joining us are Lauren Good Day Giago (Arikara/Hidatsa/Blackfeet/Plains Cree), Juanita Growing Thunder Fogarty (Assiniboine/Sioux) and Wakeah Jhane (Comanche/Blackfeet/Kiowa). Generous support for the project is provided by Ameriprise Financial. Image: Lauren Good Day Giago (Arikara/Hidatsa/Blackfeet/Plains Cree), A Warrior's Story, Honoring Grandpa Blue Bird, 2012. Muslin, wool cloth, dye, brass, cotton thread, brass beads, satin ribbon, imitation sinew. Purchase made possible by Devon Hutchins. Photo by R.A. Whiteside, NMAI. (26/8817). Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Rotunda. Cost: Free. Saturday, March 12, 2016, 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

Storybook Reading and Hands-on Activity

American Indian Museum NY Storybook reading followed by hands-on activity. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: TBD. Cost: FREE. Related Exhibition: Storybook reading followed by a hands-on activity. Saturday, March 12, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Women's History Month Concert: The Lili'u Project

One-Time Events Starr Kalāhiki has been working tirelessly on The Lili’u Project, which is dedicated to bringing new attention to the story, music and poetry of Queen Lili’uokalani. This music presentation is about love, healing, forgiveness, loss, beauty and gratitude. These two incredible Hawaiian women, Starr Kalāhiki and Queen Lili’uokalani, both committed to building awareness and recognition to Hawaiian self-determination, are a testament to the strength and power of the legacy of the Hawaiian Nation. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Saturday, March 12, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, March 13, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater—Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities The 120-seat circular Lelawi Theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, Fourth Level. Cost: Free. Sunday, March 13, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Infinity of Nations Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum ambassador Ruth Rosenberg gives a 45minute tour of specific items in the George Gustaf Heye National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, March 13, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Tour - Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Carlos Molina gives a 45-minute guided tour through the exhibition, "Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed." It examines seven broad regions representing Central American cultural areas that are today part of Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize. The exhibition invites visitors to explore the exceptional artistry of approximately 155 objects made of clay, gold, jade, stone and shell. Altogether, these objects span the period from 2000 B.C. to the present and provide fascinating details about the lives of the peoples who have called the area home for centuries. In collaboration with the Smithsonian Latino Center, "Cerámica de los Ancestros" is the culmination of several years of research on the NMAI's vast collection of Central American ceramics. Photo by Joshua Stevens, Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor, Meet at Information Desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Related Exhibition: Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed. Sunday, March 13, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Carlos Molina provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York.Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site,architect Cass Gilbert,viewing the Collectors office,with Tiffany woodwork;Reginald Marsh murals;and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, March 13, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Tour - Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ruth Rosenberg gives a 45-minute guided tour through the exhibition, "Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed." It examines seven broad regions representing Central American cultural areas that are today part of Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize. The exhibition invites visitors to explore the exceptional artistry of approximately 155 objects made of clay, gold, jade, stone and shell. Altogether, these objects span the period from 2000 B.C. to the present and provide fascinating details about the lives of the peoples who have called the area home for centuries. In collaboration with the Smithsonian Latino Center, "Cerámica de los Ancestros" is the culmination of several years of research on the NMAI's vast collection of Central American ceramics. Photo by Joshua Stevens, Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor, Meet at Information Desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Related Exhibition: Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed. Sunday, March 13, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Lelawi Theater—Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities The 120-seat circular Lelawi Theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, Fourth Level. Cost: Free. Monday, March 14, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ron Madson provides a 45-minute in-depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, March 14, 2016, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Please join Museum Ambassador Ron Madson for a 45-60 minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, tour will be in South Gallery. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Monday, March 14, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater—Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities The 120-seat circular Lelawi Theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, Fourth Level. Cost: Free. Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Yvonne Seck provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York.Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site,architect Cass Gilbert,viewing the Collectors office,with Tiffany woodwork;Reginald Marsh murals;and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, 2nd floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about the cultures and traditions of the Great Plains. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater—Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities The 120-seat circular Lelawi Theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, Fourth Level. Cost: Free. Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Toddler Music with Irka Mateo/Música infantil con Irka Mateo

American Indian Museum NY Join the Toddler program where children (ages 2 - 4 years) will learn about Taino culture through stories, songs, movement and hands-on activities.  Registration required. Registration generally opens at Noon the Monday before the scheduled program. When this event is available for registration, please click the 'Sign-up' icon to register. ________________________________________________________ Traiga a su niño (2–4 años) para aprender sobre la cultura Taino a través de cuentos, canciones, movimiento y actividades manuales. Es necesario registrarse. Registro general se abre al mediodía el lunes ante de programa previsto. Cuando este evento está disponible para registracion, por favor haga clic en el icono “Regístrate” para registrarse. Toddler Music is generously supported by Con Edison. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM.

Toddler Music with Irka Mateo/Música infantil con Irka Mateo

American Indian Museum NY Join the Toddler program where children (ages 2 - 4 years) will learn about Taino culture through stories, songs, movement and hands-on activities.  Registration required. Registration generally opens at Noon the Monday before the scheduled program. When this event is available for registration, please click the 'Sign-up' icon to register. ________________________________________________________ Traiga a su niño (2–4 años) para aprender sobre la cultura Taino a través de cuentos, canciones, movimiento y actividades manuales. Es necesario registrarse. Registro general se abre al mediodía el lunes ante de programa previsto. Cuando este evento está disponible para registracion, por favor haga clic en el icono “Regístrate” para registrarse. Toddler Music is generously supported by Con Edison. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Loretta Shapiro gives a 45-minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. The tour focuses on masks and transformational objects from throughout the Americas. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Tour in South Gallery. Cost: free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about the cultures and traditions of the Great Plains. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Bob Gevert provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York.Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site,architect Cass Gilbert,viewing the Collectors office,with Tiffany woodwork;Reginald Marsh murals;and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, March 17, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater—Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities The 120-seat circular Lelawi Theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, Fourth Level. Cost: Free. Thursday, March 17, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Alexander Hamilton Customs House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Jeff Harrington provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York.Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site,architect Cass Gilbert,viewing the Collectors office,with Tiffany woodwork;Reginald Marsh murals;and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Thursday, March 17, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about the cultures and traditions of the Great Plains. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Thursday, March 17, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

My Legacy

American Indian Museum NY Celebrating Women’s History Month! My Legacy 2014, 60 min. Canada. Director: Helen Haig-Brown (Tsilhqot'in) FOR MATURE AUDIENCES. Struggling with the ability to sustain a lasting relationship, Helen Haig-Brown questions where this lack of skill and inability to commit comes from.  My Legacy explores the often tenuous relationship between a mother and daughter made more complex by the legacy of residential school. Through understanding her mother’s experience of trauma and disconnection, which shaped her approach to motherhood, Helen finds forgiveness and healing when confronting her own childhood with her mother. Despite the various hardships experienced by the women in her family, Helen’s story is ultimately one of love and forgiveness as she highlights the strength and beauty that has defined her family. Preceded by: Clouds of Autumn 2015, 15 min. Canada. Director: Trevor Mack (Tsilhqot'in) Set on the Tsilhqot'in plateau in the 1970’s, Clouds of Autumn focuses on a young brother named William… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Auditorium. Thursday, March 17, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Strong Women/Strong Nations: Native American Women & Leadership

One-Time Events “Every step I take forward is on a path paved by strong Indian women before me,” Cherokee Chief Wilma Mankiller once pointed out while explaining the importance of having women in active leadership roles to “restore balance and wholeness to our communities.” Indigenous women had long held social, spiritual, economic, and political power in their societies. Overcoming the great historical ruptures of settler colonialism, Indigenous women are now reconnecting with leadership traditions and empowering themselves to help create stronger, healthier, and more prosperous Nations. Join us at this special symposium for a historical perspective on the complex identities of Native women and lively, insightful discussion by elected tribal leaders, activists, artists, and business leaders about contemporary challenges, obstacles, and opportunities. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Rasmuson Theater. Webcast: http://nmai.si.edu/multimedia/webcasts. Cost: free. Friday, March 18, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, March 18, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater—Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities The 120-seat circular Lelawi Theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, Fourth Level. Cost: Free. Friday, March 18, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Lois Kaminsky provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, and sculptor Daniel Chester French; viewing the Collectors Office, with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140-ton Rotunda dome by Rafael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Cost: Free, no reservations required. Friday, March 18, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about the cultures and traditions of the Great Plains. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Friday, March 18, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, March 19, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater—Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities The 120-seat circular Lelawi Theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, Fourth Level. Cost: Free. Saturday, March 19, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, March 20, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater—Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities The 120-seat circular Lelawi Theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, Fourth Level. Cost: Free. Sunday, March 20, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Infinity of Nations Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum ambassador Ruth Rosenberg gives a 45minute tour of specific items in the George Gustaf Heye National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, March 20, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Tour - Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Carlos Molina gives a 45-minute guided tour through the exhibition, "Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed." It examines seven broad regions representing Central American cultural areas that are today part of Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize. The exhibition invites visitors to explore the exceptional artistry of approximately 155 objects made of clay, gold, jade, stone and shell. Altogether, these objects span the period from 2000 B.C. to the present and provide fascinating details about the lives of the peoples who have called the area home for centuries. In collaboration with the Smithsonian Latino Center, "Cerámica de los Ancestros" is the culmination of several years of research on the NMAI's vast collection of Central American ceramics. Photo by Joshua Stevens, Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor, Meet at Information Desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Related Exhibition: Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed. Sunday, March 20, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Carlos Molina provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York.Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site,architect Cass Gilbert,viewing the Collectors office,with Tiffany woodwork;Reginald Marsh murals;and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, March 20, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Tour - Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ruth Rosenberg gives a 45-minute guided tour through the exhibition, "Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed." It examines seven broad regions representing Central American cultural areas that are today part of Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize. The exhibition invites visitors to explore the exceptional artistry of approximately 155 objects made of clay, gold, jade, stone and shell. Altogether, these objects span the period from 2000 B.C. to the present and provide fascinating details about the lives of the peoples who have called the area home for centuries. In collaboration with the Smithsonian Latino Center, "Cerámica de los Ancestros" is the culmination of several years of research on the NMAI's vast collection of Central American ceramics. Photo by Joshua Stevens, Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor, Meet at Information Desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Related Exhibition: Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed. Sunday, March 20, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Lelawi Theater—Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities The 120-seat circular Lelawi Theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, Fourth Level. Cost: Free. Monday, March 21, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ron Madson provides a 45-minute in-depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, March 21, 2016, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Please join Museum Ambassador Ron Madson for a 45-60 minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, tour will be in South Gallery. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Monday, March 21, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater—Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities The 120-seat circular Lelawi Theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, Fourth Level. Cost: Free. Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Yvonne Seck provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York.Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site,architect Cass Gilbert,viewing the Collectors office,with Tiffany woodwork;Reginald Marsh murals;and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, 2nd floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about the cultures and traditions of the Great Plains. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater—Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities The 120-seat circular Lelawi Theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, Fourth Level. Cost: Free. Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Loretta Shapiro gives a 45-minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. The tour focuses on masks and transformational objects from throughout the Americas. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Tour in South Gallery. Cost: free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about the cultures and traditions of the Great Plains. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Bob Gevert provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York.Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site,architect Cass Gilbert,viewing the Collectors office,with Tiffany woodwork;Reginald Marsh murals;and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.