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imagiNATIONS Activity Center

American Indian Museum NY Native people were the original innovators of the Americas: that is the powerful message of the imagiNATIONS Activity Center. In this family-friendly, interactive space, visitors of all ages will explore Native scientific discoveries and inventions so ingenious many continue to affect the modern world. This exploration is made even more fun by solving puzzles, performing experiments, and playing state-of-the-art computer simulations. For more information, visit http://nmai.si.edu/visit/newyork/imagiNATIONS/ Group reservations are required, please contact:  nmai-ny-education@si.edu or 212-514-3705. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Thursday, November 14, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities The interactive, family-friendly imagiNATIONS Activity Center provides visitors of all ages with a multitude of unique learning experiences. Native peoples have always used the natural world around them to meet their needs, and today many of their innovations and inventions are part of daily life for millions worldwide. Visitors to the center can explore some of these ingenious adaptations through a variety of hands-on activities: Weave a giant basket to learn about the various styles of basketry. Explore different modes of transportation like snowshoes and skateboards. Sit inside a full-sized tipi. Learn about the buffalo. The homes where Native people lived are also designed for different environments. Visitors can find out how as they walk through an Amazonian stilt house, see what makes a Pueblo adobe house special ,or learn how a Comanche tipi is built. Be sure to stamp your imagiNATIONS passport with real tribal seals as you journey through the center. Additionally, the activity center offers stories… Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, November 14, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Spontaneous Performance

Ongoing Tours & Activities Celebrate the Smithsonian Year of Music at the National Museum of the American. On most weekdays, Dennis Zotigh (Kiowa, Santee Dakota and Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo) shares tribal songs from Alaska to Florida in the Potomac Atrium at 1 pm. At the end of his 30-minute presentation, audiences from around the world are encouraged to ask questions pertaining to the museum and Native culture. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, November 14, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour: The Great Inka Road

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45‑minute tour with a cultural interpreter provides an overview of the museum’s background and history, as well as a visit to the exhibition The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire.  Construction of the Inka Road—a network more than 20,000 miles long, crossing mountains and tropical lowlands, rivers and deserts—stands as one of the monumental engineering achievements in history. The Great Inka Road explores the road's foundations in earlier Andean cultures, technologies that made building the road possible, the cosmology and political organization of the Inka world, and the legacy of the Inka Empire during the colonial period and in the present day. Photo: An Inka road cuts through an agricultural valley. Colca Canyon, Peru, 2014. National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Meet in the Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, November 14, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Join a Museum Ambassador for 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 and architect Cass Gilbert. View the Collector's Office, featuring Tiffany woodwork, as well as the museum's rotunda, lined with Reginald Marsh murals and capped by a 140-ton Rotunda dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Thursday, November 14, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Culture Connections

American Indian Museum NY Touch, investigate, inquire and learn. Objects and images tell profound stories. Join Cultural Interpreters as they share objects and narratives in our galleries. Gain a deeper understanding of history, culture, and art from hundreds of Indigenous nations in North, Central, and South America. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor Galleries. Cost: Free. Thursday, November 14, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

American Indian Museum NY Native people were the original innovators of the Americas: that is the powerful message of the imagiNATIONS Activity Center. In this family-friendly, interactive space, visitors of all ages will explore Native scientific discoveries and inventions so ingenious many continue to affect the modern world. This exploration is made even more fun by solving puzzles, performing experiments, and playing state-of-the-art computer simulations. For more information, visit http://nmai.si.edu/visit/newyork/imagiNATIONS/ Group reservations are required, please contact:  nmai-ny-education@si.edu or 212-514-3705. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Friday, November 15, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Join a Museum Ambassador for 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 at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free, no reservations required. Friday, November 15, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities The interactive, family-friendly imagiNATIONS Activity Center provides visitors of all ages with a multitude of unique learning experiences. Native peoples have always used the natural world around them to meet their needs, and today many of their innovations and inventions are part of daily life for millions worldwide. Visitors to the center can explore some of these ingenious adaptations through a variety of hands-on activities: Weave a giant basket to learn about the various styles of basketry. Explore different modes of transportation like snowshoes and skateboards. Sit inside a full-sized tipi. Learn about the buffalo. The homes where Native people lived are also designed for different environments. Visitors can find out how as they walk through an Amazonian stilt house, see what makes a Pueblo adobe house special ,or learn how a Comanche tipi is built. Be sure to stamp your imagiNATIONS passport with real tribal seals as you journey through the center. Additionally, the activity center offers stories… Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, November 15, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Spontaneous Performance

Ongoing Tours & Activities Celebrate the Smithsonian Year of Music at the National Museum of the American. On most weekdays, Dennis Zotigh (Kiowa, Santee Dakota and Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo) shares tribal songs from Alaska to Florida in the Potomac Atrium at 1 pm. At the end of his 30-minute presentation, audiences from around the world are encouraged to ask questions pertaining to the museum and Native culture. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, November 15, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour: Nation to Nation

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45 minute tour with a Cultural Interpreter provides an overview of the museum’s background and history, as well as a visit to the exhibition Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations. Treaties lie at the heart of the relationship between Indian Nations and the United States. Nation to Nation is the story of that relationship, including the history and legacy of U.S.–American Indian diplomacy from the colonial period through the present. Photo: Thomas Jefferson peace medal owned by Powder Face (Northern Inunaina/Arapaho). Oklahoma, 1801. 24/1965. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Meet in the Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, November 15, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM. For more info visit americanindian.si.edu.

Culture Connections

American Indian Museum NY Touch, investigate, inquire and learn. Objects and images tell profound stories. Join Cultural Interpreters as they share objects and narratives in our galleries. Gain a deeper understanding of history, culture, and art from hundreds of Indigenous nations in North, Central, and South America. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor Galleries. Cost: Free. Friday, November 15, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Blackfeet Nation Tribal Festival

One-Time Events Learn about the Blackfeet Nation and the many aspects unique to Blackfeet culture through this two-day festival. The Blackfeet Reservation, located in northwestern Montana along the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains, is home one of the 10 largest tribes in the United States, with more than 17,000 enrolled members. Blackfeet artists, performers, historians and culture bearers will share demonstrations and performances throughout the festival weekend. This event is presented with the generous support of The Henry Luce Foundation. Co-sponsor: This event is presented with the generous support of The Henry Luce Foundation. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Museum wide. Webcast: https://americanindian.si.edu/explore/multimedia/webcasts. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, November 16, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities The interactive, family-friendly imagiNATIONS Activity Center provides visitors of all ages with a multitude of unique learning experiences. Native peoples have always used the natural world around them to meet their needs, and today many of their innovations and inventions are part of daily life for millions worldwide. Visitors to the center can explore some of these ingenious adaptations through a variety of hands-on activities: Weave a giant basket to learn about the various styles of basketry. Explore different modes of transportation like snowshoes and skateboards. Sit inside a full-sized tipi. Learn about the buffalo. The homes where Native people lived are also designed for different environments. Visitors can find out how as they walk through an Amazonian stilt house, see what makes a Pueblo adobe house special ,or learn how a Comanche tipi is built. Be sure to stamp your imagiNATIONS passport with real tribal seals as you journey through the center. Additionally, the activity center offers stories… Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, November 16, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

American Indian Museum NY Native people were the original innovators of the Americas: that is the powerful message of the imagiNATIONS Activity Center. In this family-friendly, interactive space, visitors of all ages will explore Native scientific discoveries and inventions so ingenious many continue to affect the modern world. This exploration is made even more fun by solving puzzles, performing experiments, and playing state-of-the-art computer simulations. For more information, visit http://nmai.si.edu/visit/newyork/imagiNATIONS/ Group reservations are required, please contact:  nmai-ny-education@si.edu or 212-514-3705. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Saturday, November 16, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Join a Museum Ambassador for 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 at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free, no reservations required. Saturday, November 16, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Exploring Art + Technology Labs: Potatoes: From Peru to Poland

American Indian Museum NY How have potatoes travelled the world? Learn about the origin, adaptation, and journey of the (not-so) simple potato. Discover how Indigenous people of the Andes Mountains developed more than 7,000 varieties, and create your own potato print to take home. Inspired by Native science and technology, Exploring Art + Technology Labs are hands-on workshops focused on Indigenous innovations. Join us in the imagiNATIONS Activity Center every first and third Saturday of the month to tinker, make, learn, and create. Recommended for ages 9 and up. Themes and projects change every month. Please check our website for updates. To register a group with 8 and more participants, please contact: NMAI-NY-education@si.edu or (212) 514-3710. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: iAC Classroom, 1st Floor. Cost: Free. Please register. Related Exhibition: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Accessibility: Sensory Programs. Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, November 16, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Join a Museum Ambassador for a 1-hour 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 at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Saturday, November 16, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Blackfeet Nation Tribal Festival

One-Time Events Learn about the Blackfeet Nation and the many aspects unique to Blackfeet culture through this two-day festival. The Blackfeet Reservation, located in northwestern Montana along the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains, is home one of the 10 largest tribes in the United States, with more than 17,000 enrolled members. Blackfeet artists, performers, historians and culture bearers will share demonstrations and performances throughout the festival weekend.  This event is presented with the generous support of The Henry Luce Foundation. Co-sponsor: This event is presented with the generous support of The Henry Luce Foundation. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Museum wide. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, November 17, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

American Indian Museum NY Native people were the original innovators of the Americas: that is the powerful message of the imagiNATIONS Activity Center. In this family-friendly, interactive space, visitors of all ages will explore Native scientific discoveries and inventions so ingenious many continue to affect the modern world. This exploration is made even more fun by solving puzzles, performing experiments, and playing state-of-the-art computer simulations. For more information, visit http://nmai.si.edu/visit/newyork/imagiNATIONS/ Group reservations are required, please contact:  nmai-ny-education@si.edu or 212-514-3705. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Sunday, November 17, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities The interactive, family-friendly imagiNATIONS Activity Center provides visitors of all ages with a multitude of unique learning experiences. Native peoples have always used the natural world around them to meet their needs, and today many of their innovations and inventions are part of daily life for millions worldwide. Visitors to the center can explore some of these ingenious adaptations through a variety of hands-on activities: Weave a giant basket to learn about the various styles of basketry. Explore different modes of transportation like snowshoes and skateboards. Sit inside a full-sized tipi. Learn about the buffalo. The homes where Native people lived are also designed for different environments. Visitors can find out how as they walk through an Amazonian stilt house, see what makes a Pueblo adobe house special ,or learn how a Comanche tipi is built. Be sure to stamp your imagiNATIONS passport with real tribal seals as you journey through the center. Additionally, the activity center offers stories… Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, November 17, 2019, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Join a Museum Ambassador for a 45-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 at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Sunday, November 17, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Join a Museum Ambassador for 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 at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, November 17, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

American Indian Museum NY Native people were the original innovators of the Americas: that is the powerful message of the imagiNATIONS Activity Center. In this family-friendly, interactive space, visitors of all ages will explore Native scientific discoveries and inventions so ingenious many continue to affect the modern world. This exploration is made even more fun by solving puzzles, performing experiments, and playing state-of-the-art computer simulations. For more information, visit http://nmai.si.edu/visit/newyork/imagiNATIONS/ Group reservations are required, please contact:  nmai-ny-education@si.edu or 212-514-3705. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Monday, November 18, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Join a Museum Ambassador 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 at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Monday, November 18, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Spontaneous Performance

Ongoing Tours & Activities Celebrate the Smithsonian Year of Music at the National Museum of the American. On most weekdays, Dennis Zotigh (Kiowa, Santee Dakota and Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo) shares tribal songs from Alaska to Florida in the Potomac Atrium at 1 pm. At the end of his 30-minute presentation, audiences from around the world are encouraged to ask questions pertaining to the museum and Native culture. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Monday, November 18, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Join a Museum Ambassador 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 at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Monday, November 18, 2019, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Each weekday afternoon at 1:30, a Cultural Interpreter provides visitors with background on the history, architecture, and work of the museum, and gives a guided tour of one of the major exhibitions—Americans, Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations, or The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire. Gain deeper insights into both the museum's mission and the subject of the featured exhibition, have your questions answered, and share the experience of the museum with other interested visitors. Photo: Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and the American Indian Nations.  National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC. (Paul Morigi/AP Images for museum). Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Meet in the Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Monday, November 18, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM. For more info visit americanindian.si.edu.

Culture Connections

American Indian Museum NY Touch, investigate, inquire and learn. Objects and images tell profound stories. Join Cultural Interpreters as they share objects and narratives in our galleries. Gain a deeper understanding of history, culture, and art from hundreds of Indigenous nations in North, Central, and South America. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor Galleries. Cost: Free. Monday, November 18, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Join a Museum Ambassador for 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, November 18, 2019, 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities The interactive, family-friendly imagiNATIONS Activity Center provides visitors of all ages with a multitude of unique learning experiences. Native peoples have always used the natural world around them to meet their needs, and today many of their innovations and inventions are part of daily life for millions worldwide. Visitors to the center can explore some of these ingenious adaptations through a variety of hands-on activities: Weave a giant basket to learn about the various styles of basketry. Explore different modes of transportation like snowshoes and skateboards. Sit inside a full-sized tipi. Learn about the buffalo. The homes where Native people lived are also designed for different environments. Visitors can find out how as they walk through an Amazonian stilt house, see what makes a Pueblo adobe house special ,or learn how a Comanche tipi is built. Be sure to stamp your imagiNATIONS passport with real tribal seals as you journey through the center. Additionally, the activity center offers stories… Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

American Indian Museum NY Native people were the original innovators of the Americas: that is the powerful message of the imagiNATIONS Activity Center. In this family-friendly, interactive space, visitors of all ages will explore Native scientific discoveries and inventions so ingenious many continue to affect the modern world. This exploration is made even more fun by solving puzzles, performing experiments, and playing state-of-the-art computer simulations. For more information, visit http://nmai.si.edu/visit/newyork/imagiNATIONS/ Group reservations are required, please contact:  nmai-ny-education@si.edu or 212-514-3705. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

Spontaneous Performance

Ongoing Tours & Activities Celebrate the Smithsonian Year of Music at the National Museum of the American. On most weekdays, Dennis Zotigh (Kiowa, Santee Dakota and Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo) shares tribal songs from Alaska to Florida in the Potomac Atrium at 1 pm. At the end of his 30-minute presentation, audiences from around the world are encouraged to ask questions pertaining to the museum and Native culture. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Each weekday afternoon at 1:30, a Cultural Interpreter provides visitors with background on the history, architecture, and work of the museum, and gives a guided tour of one of the major exhibitions—Americans, Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations, or The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire. Gain deeper insights into both the museum's mission and the subject of the featured exhibition, have your questions answered, and share the experience of the museum with other interested visitors. Photo: Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and the American Indian Nations.  National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC. (Paul Morigi/AP Images for museum). Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Meet in the Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM. For more info visit americanindian.si.edu.

Pocahontas: Her Place in the Emerging Atlantic World and Nascent United States

One-Time Events Pocahontas lived and died not only in the maelstrom of the English-Powhatan encounter in the early seventeenth century, but at a singular moment in world history. She participated in the newly emerging Atlantic world. Her legacy helped shape Europeans’ conception of that world and the United States’ conception of itself for centuries. Why and how so? Cécile R. Ganteaume explores what history records about Pocahontas and her impact on European and American thought. About the Speaker Cécile R. Ganteaume is a curator at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. Ganteaume writes on American Indian art, culture, and history. She is co-curator of the award-winning exhibition Americans, on view at the museum on the National Mall through 2022. Her most recent book, Officially Indian: Symbols that Define the United States, published in fall 2017, is the companion book to Americans. Her latest project, the exhibition series Developing Stories: Native Photographers in the Field,… Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Rasmuson Theater, 1st floor. Webcast: https://americanindian.si.edu/explore/multimedia/webcasts. Cost: Free; seating is available on a first come, first served basis. Related Exhibition: Americans https://americanindian.si.edu/explore/exhibitions/item?id=957. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Join a Museum Ambassador for 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 at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Culture Connections

American Indian Museum NY Touch, investigate, inquire and learn. Objects and images tell profound stories. Join Cultural Interpreters as they share objects and narratives in our galleries. Gain a deeper understanding of history, culture, and art from hundreds of Indigenous nations in North, Central, and South America. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor Galleries. Cost: Free. Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities The interactive, family-friendly imagiNATIONS Activity Center provides visitors of all ages with a multitude of unique learning experiences. Native peoples have always used the natural world around them to meet their needs, and today many of their innovations and inventions are part of daily life for millions worldwide. Visitors to the center can explore some of these ingenious adaptations through a variety of hands-on activities: Weave a giant basket to learn about the various styles of basketry. Explore different modes of transportation like snowshoes and skateboards. Sit inside a full-sized tipi. Learn about the buffalo. The homes where Native people lived are also designed for different environments. Visitors can find out how as they walk through an Amazonian stilt house, see what makes a Pueblo adobe house special ,or learn how a Comanche tipi is built. Be sure to stamp your imagiNATIONS passport with real tribal seals as you journey through the center. Additionally, the activity center offers stories… Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

American Indian Museum NY Native people were the original innovators of the Americas: that is the powerful message of the imagiNATIONS Activity Center. In this family-friendly, interactive space, visitors of all ages will explore Native scientific discoveries and inventions so ingenious many continue to affect the modern world. This exploration is made even more fun by solving puzzles, performing experiments, and playing state-of-the-art computer simulations. For more information, visit http://nmai.si.edu/visit/newyork/imagiNATIONS/ Group reservations are required, please contact:  nmai-ny-education@si.edu or 212-514-3705. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

Spontaneous Performance

Ongoing Tours & Activities Celebrate the Smithsonian Year of Music at the National Museum of the American. On most weekdays, Dennis Zotigh (Kiowa, Santee Dakota and Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo) shares tribal songs from Alaska to Florida in the Potomac Atrium at 1 pm. At the end of his 30-minute presentation, audiences from around the world are encouraged to ask questions pertaining to the museum and Native culture. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Culinary Connections

American Indian Museum NY Discover the Native origins of your favorite meals. Record a family recipe or food memory and design a recipe box. Share connections between culture and food and leave with a new recipe to try at home. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 1st Floor, imagiNATIONS Activity Center Classrom. Cost: Free. Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour: Masks and Transformations

American Indian Museum NY Join a museum ambassador as they take you through the meaning of five of the masks in 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 at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Each weekday afternoon at 1:30, a Cultural Interpreter provides visitors with background on the history, architecture, and work of the museum, and gives a guided tour of one of the major exhibitions—Americans, Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations, or The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire. Gain deeper insights into both the museum's mission and the subject of the featured exhibition, have your questions answered, and share the experience of the museum with other interested visitors. Photo: Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and the American Indian Nations.  National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC. (Paul Morigi/AP Images for museum). Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Meet in the Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM. For more info visit americanindian.si.edu.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Join a Museum Ambassador for 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 at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Culture Connections

American Indian Museum NY Touch, investigate, inquire and learn. Objects and images tell profound stories. Join Cultural Interpreters as they share objects and narratives in our galleries. Gain a deeper understanding of history, culture, and art from hundreds of Indigenous nations in North, Central, and South America. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor Galleries. Cost: Free. Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

American Indian Museum NY Native people were the original innovators of the Americas: that is the powerful message of the imagiNATIONS Activity Center. In this family-friendly, interactive space, visitors of all ages will explore Native scientific discoveries and inventions so ingenious many continue to affect the modern world. This exploration is made even more fun by solving puzzles, performing experiments, and playing state-of-the-art computer simulations. For more information, visit http://nmai.si.edu/visit/newyork/imagiNATIONS/ Group reservations are required, please contact:  nmai-ny-education@si.edu or 212-514-3705. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Thursday, November 21, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities The interactive, family-friendly imagiNATIONS Activity Center provides visitors of all ages with a multitude of unique learning experiences. Native peoples have always used the natural world around them to meet their needs, and today many of their innovations and inventions are part of daily life for millions worldwide. Visitors to the center can explore some of these ingenious adaptations through a variety of hands-on activities: Weave a giant basket to learn about the various styles of basketry. Explore different modes of transportation like snowshoes and skateboards. Sit inside a full-sized tipi. Learn about the buffalo. The homes where Native people lived are also designed for different environments. Visitors can find out how as they walk through an Amazonian stilt house, see what makes a Pueblo adobe house special ,or learn how a Comanche tipi is built. Be sure to stamp your imagiNATIONS passport with real tribal seals as you journey through the center. Additionally, the activity center offers stories… Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, November 21, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Spontaneous Performance

Ongoing Tours & Activities Celebrate the Smithsonian Year of Music at the National Museum of the American. On most weekdays, Dennis Zotigh (Kiowa, Santee Dakota and Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo) shares tribal songs from Alaska to Florida in the Potomac Atrium at 1 pm. At the end of his 30-minute presentation, audiences from around the world are encouraged to ask questions pertaining to the museum and Native culture. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, November 21, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Each weekday afternoon at 1:30, a Cultural Interpreter provides visitors with background on the history, architecture, and work of the museum, and gives a guided tour of one of the major exhibitions—Americans, Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations, or The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire. Gain deeper insights into both the museum's mission and the subject of the featured exhibition, have your questions answered, and share the experience of the museum with other interested visitors. Photo: Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and the American Indian Nations.  National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC. (Paul Morigi/AP Images for museum). Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Meet in the Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Thursday, November 21, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM. For more info visit americanindian.si.edu.

Rethinking Thanksgiving with Perry Ground

American Indian Museum NY Join Perry Ground (Onondaga, Turtle Clan) for an engaging and informative workshop and storytelling session about the history of this very misunderstood holiday. Based on the only primary source documents that chronicle the “First Thanksgiving” and using a quiz-style format, visitors will learn accurate and culturally appropriate information about the English settlers at Plymouth and the Wampanoag, the Native people who inhabited that area, and learn about how this story became the holiday we know today. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 1st Floor, Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, November 21, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Join a Museum Ambassador for 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 and architect Cass Gilbert. View the Collector's Office, featuring Tiffany woodwork, as well as the museum's rotunda, lined with Reginald Marsh murals and capped by a 140-ton Rotunda dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Thursday, November 21, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Culture Connections

American Indian Museum NY Touch, investigate, inquire and learn. Objects and images tell profound stories. Join Cultural Interpreters as they share objects and narratives in our galleries. Gain a deeper understanding of history, culture, and art from hundreds of Indigenous nations in North, Central, and South America. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor Galleries. Cost: Free. Thursday, November 21, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Rethinking Thanksgiving with Perry Ground

American Indian Museum NY Join Perry Ground (Onondaga, Turtle Clan) for an engaging and informative workshop and storytelling session about the history of this very misunderstood holiday. Based on the only primary source documents that chronicle the “First Thanksgiving” and using a quiz-style format, visitors will learn accurate and culturally appropriate information about the English settlers at Plymouth and the Wampanoag, the Native people who inhabited that area, and learn about how this story became the holiday we know today. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 1st Floor, Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, November 21, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Rethinking Thanksgiving with Perry Ground

American Indian Museum NY Join Perry Ground (Onondaga, Turtle Clan) for an engaging and informative workshop and storytelling session about the history of this very misunderstood holiday. Based on the only primary source documents that chronicle the “First Thanksgiving” and using a quiz-style format, visitors will learn accurate and culturally appropriate information about the English settlers at Plymouth and the Wampanoag, the Native people who inhabited that area, and learn about how this story became the holiday we know today. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 1st Floor, Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, November 21, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM.

Rethinking Thanksgiving with Perry Ground

American Indian Museum NY Join Perry Ground (Onondaga, Turtle Clan) for an engaging and informative workshop and storytelling session about the history of this very misunderstood holiday. Based on the only primary source documents that chronicle the “First Thanksgiving” and using a quiz-style format, visitors will learn accurate and culturally appropriate information about the English settlers at Plymouth and the Wampanoag, the Native people who inhabited that area, and learn about how this story became the holiday we know today. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 1st Floor, Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, November 21, 2019, 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

American Indian Museum NY Native people were the original innovators of the Americas: that is the powerful message of the imagiNATIONS Activity Center. In this family-friendly, interactive space, visitors of all ages will explore Native scientific discoveries and inventions so ingenious many continue to affect the modern world. This exploration is made even more fun by solving puzzles, performing experiments, and playing state-of-the-art computer simulations. For more information, visit http://nmai.si.edu/visit/newyork/imagiNATIONS/ Group reservations are required, please contact:  nmai-ny-education@si.edu or 212-514-3705. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Friday, November 22, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Join a Museum Ambassador for 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 at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free, no reservations required. Friday, November 22, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities The interactive, family-friendly imagiNATIONS Activity Center provides visitors of all ages with a multitude of unique learning experiences. Native peoples have always used the natural world around them to meet their needs, and today many of their innovations and inventions are part of daily life for millions worldwide. Visitors to the center can explore some of these ingenious adaptations through a variety of hands-on activities: Weave a giant basket to learn about the various styles of basketry. Explore different modes of transportation like snowshoes and skateboards. Sit inside a full-sized tipi. Learn about the buffalo. The homes where Native people lived are also designed for different environments. Visitors can find out how as they walk through an Amazonian stilt house, see what makes a Pueblo adobe house special ,or learn how a Comanche tipi is built. Be sure to stamp your imagiNATIONS passport with real tribal seals as you journey through the center. Additionally, the activity center offers stories… Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, November 22, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Spontaneous Performance

Ongoing Tours & Activities Celebrate the Smithsonian Year of Music at the National Museum of the American. On most weekdays, Dennis Zotigh (Kiowa, Santee Dakota and Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo) shares tribal songs from Alaska to Florida in the Potomac Atrium at 1 pm. At the end of his 30-minute presentation, audiences from around the world are encouraged to ask questions pertaining to the museum and Native culture. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, November 22, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Each weekday afternoon at 1:30, a Cultural Interpreter provides visitors with background on the history, architecture, and work of the museum, and gives a guided tour of one of the major exhibitions—Americans, Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations, or The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire. Gain deeper insights into both the museum's mission and the subject of the featured exhibition, have your questions answered, and share the experience of the museum with other interested visitors. Photo: Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and the American Indian Nations.  National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC. (Paul Morigi/AP Images for museum). Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Meet in the Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Friday, November 22, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM. For more info visit americanindian.si.edu.

Rethinking Thanksgiving with Perry Ground

American Indian Museum NY Join Perry Ground (Onondaga, Turtle Clan) for an engaging and informative workshop and storytelling session about the history of this very misunderstood holiday. Based on the only primary source documents that chronicle the “First Thanksgiving” and using a quiz-style format, visitors will learn accurate and culturally appropriate information about the English settlers at Plymouth and the Wampanoag, the Native people who inhabited that area, and learn about how this story became the holiday we know today. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor, Rotunda. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, November 22, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM.

Culture Connections

American Indian Museum NY Touch, investigate, inquire and learn. Objects and images tell profound stories. Join Cultural Interpreters as they share objects and narratives in our galleries. Gain a deeper understanding of history, culture, and art from hundreds of Indigenous nations in North, Central, and South America. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor Galleries. Cost: Free. Friday, November 22, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Rethinking Thanksgiving with Perry Ground

American Indian Museum NY Join Perry Ground (Onondaga, Turtle Clan) for an engaging and informative workshop and storytelling session about the history of this very misunderstood holiday. Based on the only primary source documents that chronicle the “First Thanksgiving” and using a quiz-style format, visitors will learn accurate and culturally appropriate information about the English settlers at Plymouth and the Wampanoag, the Native people who inhabited that area, and learn about how this story became the holiday we know today. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor, Rotunda. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, November 22, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Rethinking Thanksgiving with Perry Ground

American Indian Museum NY Join Perry Ground (Onondaga, Turtle Clan) for an engaging and informative workshop and storytelling session about the history of this very misunderstood holiday. Based on the only primary source documents that chronicle the “First Thanksgiving” and using a quiz-style format, visitors will learn accurate and culturally appropriate information about the English settlers at Plymouth and the Wampanoag, the Native people who inhabited that area, and learn about how this story became the holiday we know today. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor, Rotunda. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, November 22, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM.

Rethinking Thanksgiving with Perry Ground

American Indian Museum NY Join Perry Ground (Onondaga, Turtle Clan) for an engaging and informative workshop and storytelling session about the history of this very misunderstood holiday. Based on the only primary source documents that chronicle the “First Thanksgiving” and using a quiz-style format, visitors will learn accurate and culturally appropriate information about the English settlers at Plymouth and the Wampanoag, the Native people who inhabited that area, and learn about how this story became the holiday we know today. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor, Rotunda. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, November 22, 2019, 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities The interactive, family-friendly imagiNATIONS Activity Center provides visitors of all ages with a multitude of unique learning experiences. Native peoples have always used the natural world around them to meet their needs, and today many of their innovations and inventions are part of daily life for millions worldwide. Visitors to the center can explore some of these ingenious adaptations through a variety of hands-on activities: Weave a giant basket to learn about the various styles of basketry. Explore different modes of transportation like snowshoes and skateboards. Sit inside a full-sized tipi. Learn about the buffalo. The homes where Native people lived are also designed for different environments. Visitors can find out how as they walk through an Amazonian stilt house, see what makes a Pueblo adobe house special ,or learn how a Comanche tipi is built. Be sure to stamp your imagiNATIONS passport with real tribal seals as you journey through the center. Additionally, the activity center offers stories… Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, November 23, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

American Indian Museum NY Native people were the original innovators of the Americas: that is the powerful message of the imagiNATIONS Activity Center. In this family-friendly, interactive space, visitors of all ages will explore Native scientific discoveries and inventions so ingenious many continue to affect the modern world. This exploration is made even more fun by solving puzzles, performing experiments, and playing state-of-the-art computer simulations. For more information, visit http://nmai.si.edu/visit/newyork/imagiNATIONS/ Group reservations are required, please contact:  nmai-ny-education@si.edu or 212-514-3705. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Saturday, November 23, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

Rethinking Thanksgiving with Perry Ground

American Indian Museum NY Join Perry Ground (Onondaga, Turtle Clan) for an engaging and informative workshop and storytelling session about the history of this very misunderstood holiday. Based on the only primary source documents that chronicle the “First Thanksgiving” and using a quiz-style format, visitors will learn accurate and culturally appropriate information about the English settlers at Plymouth and the Wampanoag, the Native people who inhabited that area, and learn about how this story became the holiday we know today. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor, Rotunda. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, November 23, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Hear Me Say My Name

One-Time Events "I am not your mascot, and I don't live in a tipi. See me for who I am, hear me say my name." How do American Indian stereotypes, prejudice, and identity shape the discussion of what it means to be a young person in our country today? This original multimedia play, created in collaboration with Smithsonian Associates Discovery Theater, tackles America's assumptions about American Indians and starts a conversation with audiences reclaiming rich history, challenges, hopes, and dreams. After the play, the audience is invited to explore the Americans exhibition to learn more. Image credit: Smithsonian Associates Staff. Co-sponsor: This program is generously supported by the Rasmuson Foundation. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Rasmuson Theater. Cost: Free. First-come, first-served seating. No registration is required. Related Exhibition: Americans. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, November 23, 2019, 11:30 AM – 12:05 PM.

Rethinking Thanksgiving with Perry Ground

American Indian Museum NY Join Perry Ground (Onondaga, Turtle Clan) for an engaging and informative workshop and storytelling session about the history of this very misunderstood holiday. Based on the only primary source documents that chronicle the “First Thanksgiving” and using a quiz-style format, visitors will learn accurate and culturally appropriate information about the English settlers at Plymouth and the Wampanoag, the Native people who inhabited that area, and learn about how this story became the holiday we know today. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor, Rotunda. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, November 23, 2019, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Join a Museum Ambassador for 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 at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free, no reservations required. Saturday, November 23, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Hear Me Say My Name

One-Time Events "I am not your mascot, and I don't live in a tipi. See me for who I am, hear me say my name." How do American Indian stereotypes, prejudice, and identity shape the discussion of what it means to be a young person in our country today? This original multimedia play, created in collaboration with Smithsonian Associates Discovery Theater, tackles America's assumptions about American Indians and starts a conversation with audiences reclaiming rich history, challenges, hopes, and dreams. After the play, the audience is invited to explore the Americans exhibition to learn more. Image credit: Smithsonian Associates Staff. Co-sponsor: This program is generously supported by the Rasmuson Foundation. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Rasmuson Theater. Cost: Free; First-come, first-served seating. No registration is required. Related Exhibition: Americans. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, November 23, 2019, 1:00 PM – 1:35 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Join a Museum Ambassador for a 1-hour 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 at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Saturday, November 23, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Rethinking Thanksgiving with Perry Ground

American Indian Museum NY Join Perry Ground (Onondaga, Turtle Clan) for an engaging and informative workshop and storytelling session about the history of this very misunderstood holiday. Based on the only primary source documents that chronicle the “First Thanksgiving” and using a quiz-style format, visitors will learn accurate and culturally appropriate information about the English settlers at Plymouth and the Wampanoag, the Native people who inhabited that area, and learn about how this story became the holiday we know today. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor, Rotunda. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, November 23, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM.

Rethinking Thanksgiving with Perry Ground

American Indian Museum NY Join Perry Ground (Onondaga, Turtle Clan) for an engaging and informative workshop and storytelling session about the history of this very misunderstood holiday. Based on the only primary source documents that chronicle the “First Thanksgiving” and using a quiz-style format, visitors will learn accurate and culturally appropriate information about the English settlers at Plymouth and the Wampanoag, the Native people who inhabited that area, and learn about how this story became the holiday we know today. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor, Rotunda. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, November 23, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Rethinking Thanksgiving with Perry Ground

American Indian Museum NY Join Perry Ground (Onondaga, Turtle Clan) for an engaging and informative workshop and storytelling session about the history of this very misunderstood holiday. Based on the only primary source documents that chronicle the “First Thanksgiving” and using a quiz-style format, visitors will learn accurate and culturally appropriate information about the English settlers at Plymouth and the Wampanoag, the Native people who inhabited that area, and learn about how this story became the holiday we know today. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor, Rotunda. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, November 23, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM.

Rethinking Thanksgiving with Perry Ground

American Indian Museum NY Join Perry Ground (Onondaga, Turtle Clan) for an engaging and informative workshop and storytelling session about the history of this very misunderstood holiday. Based on the only primary source documents that chronicle the “First Thanksgiving” and using a quiz-style format, visitors will learn accurate and culturally appropriate information about the English settlers at Plymouth and the Wampanoag, the Native people who inhabited that area, and learn about how this story became the holiday we know today. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor, Rotunda. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, November 23, 2019, 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

American Indian Museum NY Native people were the original innovators of the Americas: that is the powerful message of the imagiNATIONS Activity Center. In this family-friendly, interactive space, visitors of all ages will explore Native scientific discoveries and inventions so ingenious many continue to affect the modern world. This exploration is made even more fun by solving puzzles, performing experiments, and playing state-of-the-art computer simulations. For more information, visit http://nmai.si.edu/visit/newyork/imagiNATIONS/ Group reservations are required, please contact:  nmai-ny-education@si.edu or 212-514-3705. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Sunday, November 24, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities The interactive, family-friendly imagiNATIONS Activity Center provides visitors of all ages with a multitude of unique learning experiences. Native peoples have always used the natural world around them to meet their needs, and today many of their innovations and inventions are part of daily life for millions worldwide. Visitors to the center can explore some of these ingenious adaptations through a variety of hands-on activities: Weave a giant basket to learn about the various styles of basketry. Explore different modes of transportation like snowshoes and skateboards. Sit inside a full-sized tipi. Learn about the buffalo. The homes where Native people lived are also designed for different environments. Visitors can find out how as they walk through an Amazonian stilt house, see what makes a Pueblo adobe house special ,or learn how a Comanche tipi is built. Be sure to stamp your imagiNATIONS passport with real tribal seals as you journey through the center. Additionally, the activity center offers stories… Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, November 24, 2019, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Join a Museum Ambassador for a 45-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 at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Sunday, November 24, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Join a Museum Ambassador for 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 at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, November 24, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

American Indian Museum NY Native people were the original innovators of the Americas: that is the powerful message of the imagiNATIONS Activity Center. In this family-friendly, interactive space, visitors of all ages will explore Native scientific discoveries and inventions so ingenious many continue to affect the modern world. This exploration is made even more fun by solving puzzles, performing experiments, and playing state-of-the-art computer simulations. For more information, visit http://nmai.si.edu/visit/newyork/imagiNATIONS/ Group reservations are required, please contact:  nmai-ny-education@si.edu or 212-514-3705. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Monday, November 25, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Join a Museum Ambassador 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 at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Monday, November 25, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Spontaneous Performance

Ongoing Tours & Activities Celebrate the Smithsonian Year of Music at the National Museum of the American. On most weekdays, Dennis Zotigh (Kiowa, Santee Dakota and Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo) shares tribal songs from Alaska to Florida in the Potomac Atrium at 1 pm. At the end of his 30-minute presentation, audiences from around the world are encouraged to ask questions pertaining to the museum and Native culture. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Monday, November 25, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Join a Museum Ambassador 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 at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Monday, November 25, 2019, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Each weekday afternoon at 1:30, a Cultural Interpreter provides visitors with background on the history, architecture, and work of the museum, and gives a guided tour of one of the major exhibitions—Americans, Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations, or The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire. Gain deeper insights into both the museum's mission and the subject of the featured exhibition, have your questions answered, and share the experience of the museum with other interested visitors. Photo: Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and the American Indian Nations.  National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC. (Paul Morigi/AP Images for museum). Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Meet in the Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Monday, November 25, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM. For more info visit americanindian.si.edu.

Culture Connections

American Indian Museum NY Touch, investigate, inquire and learn. Objects and images tell profound stories. Join Cultural Interpreters as they share objects and narratives in our galleries. Gain a deeper understanding of history, culture, and art from hundreds of Indigenous nations in North, Central, and South America. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor Galleries. Cost: Free. Monday, November 25, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Join a Museum Ambassador for 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, November 25, 2019, 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities The interactive, family-friendly imagiNATIONS Activity Center provides visitors of all ages with a multitude of unique learning experiences. Native peoples have always used the natural world around them to meet their needs, and today many of their innovations and inventions are part of daily life for millions worldwide. Visitors to the center can explore some of these ingenious adaptations through a variety of hands-on activities: Weave a giant basket to learn about the various styles of basketry. Explore different modes of transportation like snowshoes and skateboards. Sit inside a full-sized tipi. Learn about the buffalo. The homes where Native people lived are also designed for different environments. Visitors can find out how as they walk through an Amazonian stilt house, see what makes a Pueblo adobe house special ,or learn how a Comanche tipi is built. Be sure to stamp your imagiNATIONS passport with real tribal seals as you journey through the center. Additionally, the activity center offers stories… Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

American Indian Museum NY Native people were the original innovators of the Americas: that is the powerful message of the imagiNATIONS Activity Center. In this family-friendly, interactive space, visitors of all ages will explore Native scientific discoveries and inventions so ingenious many continue to affect the modern world. This exploration is made even more fun by solving puzzles, performing experiments, and playing state-of-the-art computer simulations. For more information, visit http://nmai.si.edu/visit/newyork/imagiNATIONS/ Group reservations are required, please contact:  nmai-ny-education@si.edu or 212-514-3705. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

Spontaneous Performance

Ongoing Tours & Activities Celebrate the Smithsonian Year of Music at the National Museum of the American. On most weekdays, Dennis Zotigh (Kiowa, Santee Dakota and Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo) shares tribal songs from Alaska to Florida in the Potomac Atrium at 1 pm. At the end of his 30-minute presentation, audiences from around the world are encouraged to ask questions pertaining to the museum and Native culture. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Each weekday afternoon at 1:30, a Cultural Interpreter provides visitors with background on the history, architecture, and work of the museum, and gives a guided tour of one of the major exhibitions—Americans, Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations, or The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire. Gain deeper insights into both the museum's mission and the subject of the featured exhibition, have your questions answered, and share the experience of the museum with other interested visitors. Photo: Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and the American Indian Nations.  National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC. (Paul Morigi/AP Images for museum). Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Meet in the Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM. For more info visit americanindian.si.edu.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Join a Museum Ambassador for 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 at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Culture Connections

American Indian Museum NY Touch, investigate, inquire and learn. Objects and images tell profound stories. Join Cultural Interpreters as they share objects and narratives in our galleries. Gain a deeper understanding of history, culture, and art from hundreds of Indigenous nations in North, Central, and South America. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor Galleries. Cost: Free. Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities The interactive, family-friendly imagiNATIONS Activity Center provides visitors of all ages with a multitude of unique learning experiences. Native peoples have always used the natural world around them to meet their needs, and today many of their innovations and inventions are part of daily life for millions worldwide. Visitors to the center can explore some of these ingenious adaptations through a variety of hands-on activities: Weave a giant basket to learn about the various styles of basketry. Explore different modes of transportation like snowshoes and skateboards. Sit inside a full-sized tipi. Learn about the buffalo. The homes where Native people lived are also designed for different environments. Visitors can find out how as they walk through an Amazonian stilt house, see what makes a Pueblo adobe house special ,or learn how a Comanche tipi is built. Be sure to stamp your imagiNATIONS passport with real tribal seals as you journey through the center. Additionally, the activity center offers stories… Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, November 27, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

American Indian Museum NY Native people were the original innovators of the Americas: that is the powerful message of the imagiNATIONS Activity Center. In this family-friendly, interactive space, visitors of all ages will explore Native scientific discoveries and inventions so ingenious many continue to affect the modern world. This exploration is made even more fun by solving puzzles, performing experiments, and playing state-of-the-art computer simulations. For more information, visit http://nmai.si.edu/visit/newyork/imagiNATIONS/ Group reservations are required, please contact:  nmai-ny-education@si.edu or 212-514-3705. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Wednesday, November 27, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

Spontaneous Performance

Ongoing Tours & Activities Celebrate the Smithsonian Year of Music at the National Museum of the American. On most weekdays, Dennis Zotigh (Kiowa, Santee Dakota and Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo) shares tribal songs from Alaska to Florida in the Potomac Atrium at 1 pm. At the end of his 30-minute presentation, audiences from around the world are encouraged to ask questions pertaining to the museum and Native culture. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, November 27, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Culinary Connections

American Indian Museum NY Discover the Native origins of your favorite meals. Record a family recipe or food memory and design a recipe box. Share connections between culture and food and leave with a new recipe to try at home. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 1st Floor, imagiNATIONS Activity Center Classrom. Cost: Free. Wednesday, November 27, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour: Masks and Transformations

American Indian Museum NY Join a museum ambassador as they take you through the meaning of five of the masks in 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 at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Wednesday, November 27, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Each weekday afternoon at 1:30, a Cultural Interpreter provides visitors with background on the history, architecture, and work of the museum, and gives a guided tour of one of the major exhibitions—Americans, Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations, or The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire. Gain deeper insights into both the museum's mission and the subject of the featured exhibition, have your questions answered, and share the experience of the museum with other interested visitors. Photo: Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and the American Indian Nations.  National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC. (Paul Morigi/AP Images for museum). Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Meet in the Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Wednesday, November 27, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM. For more info visit americanindian.si.edu.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Join a Museum Ambassador for 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 at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Wednesday, November 27, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Culture Connections

American Indian Museum NY Touch, investigate, inquire and learn. Objects and images tell profound stories. Join Cultural Interpreters as they share objects and narratives in our galleries. Gain a deeper understanding of history, culture, and art from hundreds of Indigenous nations in North, Central, and South America. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor Galleries. Cost: Free. Wednesday, November 27, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

American Indian Museum NY Native people were the original innovators of the Americas: that is the powerful message of the imagiNATIONS Activity Center. In this family-friendly, interactive space, visitors of all ages will explore Native scientific discoveries and inventions so ingenious many continue to affect the modern world. This exploration is made even more fun by solving puzzles, performing experiments, and playing state-of-the-art computer simulations. For more information, visit http://nmai.si.edu/visit/newyork/imagiNATIONS/ Group reservations are required, please contact:  nmai-ny-education@si.edu or 212-514-3705. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Thursday, November 28, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities The interactive, family-friendly imagiNATIONS Activity Center provides visitors of all ages with a multitude of unique learning experiences. Native peoples have always used the natural world around them to meet their needs, and today many of their innovations and inventions are part of daily life for millions worldwide. Visitors to the center can explore some of these ingenious adaptations through a variety of hands-on activities: Weave a giant basket to learn about the various styles of basketry. Explore different modes of transportation like snowshoes and skateboards. Sit inside a full-sized tipi. Learn about the buffalo. The homes where Native people lived are also designed for different environments. Visitors can find out how as they walk through an Amazonian stilt house, see what makes a Pueblo adobe house special ,or learn how a Comanche tipi is built. Be sure to stamp your imagiNATIONS passport with real tribal seals as you journey through the center. Additionally, the activity center offers stories… Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, November 28, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Spontaneous Performance

Ongoing Tours & Activities Celebrate the Smithsonian Year of Music at the National Museum of the American. On most weekdays, Dennis Zotigh (Kiowa, Santee Dakota and Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo) shares tribal songs from Alaska to Florida in the Potomac Atrium at 1 pm. At the end of his 30-minute presentation, audiences from around the world are encouraged to ask questions pertaining to the museum and Native culture. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, November 28, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Each weekday afternoon at 1:30, a Cultural Interpreter provides visitors with background on the history, architecture, and work of the museum, and gives a guided tour of one of the major exhibitions—Americans, Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations, or The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire. Gain deeper insights into both the museum's mission and the subject of the featured exhibition, have your questions answered, and share the experience of the museum with other interested visitors. Photo: Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and the American Indian Nations.  National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC. (Paul Morigi/AP Images for museum). Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Meet in the Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Thursday, November 28, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM. For more info visit americanindian.si.edu.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Join a Museum Ambassador for 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 and architect Cass Gilbert. View the Collector's Office, featuring Tiffany woodwork, as well as the museum's rotunda, lined with Reginald Marsh murals and capped by a 140-ton Rotunda dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Thursday, November 28, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Culture Connections

American Indian Museum NY Touch, investigate, inquire and learn. Objects and images tell profound stories. Join Cultural Interpreters as they share objects and narratives in our galleries. Gain a deeper understanding of history, culture, and art from hundreds of Indigenous nations in North, Central, and South America. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor Galleries. Cost: Free. Thursday, November 28, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Native American Heritage Day: Family Fun Day

One-Time Events The museum’s unique family celebration of Native American Heritage Day showcases Native culture through interactive dancing, games, storytelling, hands-on activities and make-and-takes, as well as music and dance presentations. Join us in recognizing the many contributions of Native Americans to all aspects of life in the United States. The program features the Dineh Tah Navajo Dancers throughout the day. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Museum wide. Cost: Free. Friday, November 29, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

American Indian Museum NY Native people were the original innovators of the Americas: that is the powerful message of the imagiNATIONS Activity Center. In this family-friendly, interactive space, visitors of all ages will explore Native scientific discoveries and inventions so ingenious many continue to affect the modern world. This exploration is made even more fun by solving puzzles, performing experiments, and playing state-of-the-art computer simulations. For more information, visit http://nmai.si.edu/visit/newyork/imagiNATIONS/ Group reservations are required, please contact:  nmai-ny-education@si.edu or 212-514-3705. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Friday, November 29, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

Hear Me Say My Name

One-Time Events "I am not your mascot, and I don't live in a tipi. See me for who I am, hear me say my name." How do American Indian stereotypes, prejudice, and identity shape the discussion of what it means to be a young person in our country today? This original multimedia play, created in collaboration with Smithsonian Associates Discovery Theater, tackles America's assumptions about American Indians and starts a conversation with audiences reclaiming rich history, challenges, hopes, and dreams. After the play, the audience is invited to explore the Americans exhibition to learn more. Image credit: Smithsonian Associates Staff. Co-sponsor: This program is generously supported by the Rasmuson Foundation. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Rasmuson Theater. Cost: Free; First-come, first-served seating. No registration is required. Related Exhibition: Americans. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, November 29, 2019, 11:30 AM – 12:05 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Join a Museum Ambassador for 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 at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free, no reservations required. Friday, November 29, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Hear Me Say My Name

One-Time Events "I am not your mascot, and I don't live in a tipi. See me for who I am, hear me say my name." How do American Indian stereotypes, prejudice, and identity shape the discussion of what it means to be a young person in our country today? This original multimedia play, created in collaboration with Smithsonian Associates Discovery Theater, tackles America's assumptions about American Indians and starts a conversation with audiences reclaiming rich history, challenges, hopes, and dreams. After the play, the audience is invited to explore the Americans exhibition to learn more. Image credit: Smithsonian Associates Staff. Co-sponsor: This program is generously supported by the Rasmuson Foundation. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Rasmuson Theater. Cost: Free; First-come, first-served seating. No registration is required. Related Exhibition: Americans. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, November 29, 2019, 1:00 PM – 1:35 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities The interactive, family-friendly imagiNATIONS Activity Center provides visitors of all ages with a multitude of unique learning experiences. Native peoples have always used the natural world around them to meet their needs, and today many of their innovations and inventions are part of daily life for millions worldwide. Visitors to the center can explore some of these ingenious adaptations through a variety of hands-on activities: Weave a giant basket to learn about the various styles of basketry. Explore different modes of transportation like snowshoes and skateboards. Sit inside a full-sized tipi. Learn about the buffalo. The homes where Native people lived are also designed for different environments. Visitors can find out how as they walk through an Amazonian stilt house, see what makes a Pueblo adobe house special ,or learn how a Comanche tipi is built. Be sure to stamp your imagiNATIONS passport with real tribal seals as you journey through the center. Additionally, the activity center offers stories… Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, November 29, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Spontaneous Performance

Ongoing Tours & Activities Celebrate the Smithsonian Year of Music at the National Museum of the American. On most weekdays, Dennis Zotigh (Kiowa, Santee Dakota and Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo) shares tribal songs from Alaska to Florida in the Potomac Atrium at 1 pm. At the end of his 30-minute presentation, audiences from around the world are encouraged to ask questions pertaining to the museum and Native culture. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, November 29, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Culinary Connections

American Indian Museum NY Learn about the Native origins of your favorite meals. Record a family recipe or food memory and design a recipe box. Share connections between culture and food and leave with a new recipe to try at home. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 1st Floor, imagiNATIONS Activity Center Classrom. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, November 29, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Each weekday afternoon at 1:30, a Cultural Interpreter provides visitors with background on the history, architecture, and work of the museum, and gives a guided tour of one of the major exhibitions—Americans, Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations, or The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire. Gain deeper insights into both the museum's mission and the subject of the featured exhibition, have your questions answered, and share the experience of the museum with other interested visitors. Photo: Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and the American Indian Nations.  National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC. (Paul Morigi/AP Images for museum). Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Meet in the Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Friday, November 29, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM. For more info visit americanindian.si.edu.

Culture Connections

American Indian Museum NY Touch, investigate, inquire and learn. Objects and images tell profound stories. Join Cultural Interpreters as they share objects and narratives in our galleries. Gain a deeper understanding of history, culture, and art from hundreds of Indigenous nations in North, Central, and South America. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor Galleries. Cost: Free. Friday, November 29, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities The interactive, family-friendly imagiNATIONS Activity Center provides visitors of all ages with a multitude of unique learning experiences. Native peoples have always used the natural world around them to meet their needs, and today many of their innovations and inventions are part of daily life for millions worldwide. Visitors to the center can explore some of these ingenious adaptations through a variety of hands-on activities: Weave a giant basket to learn about the various styles of basketry. Explore different modes of transportation like snowshoes and skateboards. Sit inside a full-sized tipi. Learn about the buffalo. The homes where Native people lived are also designed for different environments. Visitors can find out how as they walk through an Amazonian stilt house, see what makes a Pueblo adobe house special ,or learn how a Comanche tipi is built. Be sure to stamp your imagiNATIONS passport with real tribal seals as you journey through the center. Additionally, the activity center offers stories… Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, November 30, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

American Indian Museum NY Native people were the original innovators of the Americas: that is the powerful message of the imagiNATIONS Activity Center. In this family-friendly, interactive space, visitors of all ages will explore Native scientific discoveries and inventions so ingenious many continue to affect the modern world. This exploration is made even more fun by solving puzzles, performing experiments, and playing state-of-the-art computer simulations. For more information, visit http://nmai.si.edu/visit/newyork/imagiNATIONS/ Group reservations are required, please contact:  nmai-ny-education@si.edu or 212-514-3705. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Saturday, November 30, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

Hear Me Say My Name

One-Time Events "I am not your mascot, and I don't live in a tipi. See me for who I am, hear me say my name." How do American Indian stereotypes, prejudice, and identity shape the discussion of what it means to be a young person in our country today? This original multimedia play, created in collaboration with Smithsonian Associates Discovery Theater, tackles America's assumptions about American Indians and starts a conversation with audiences reclaiming rich history, challenges, hopes, and dreams. After the play, the audience is invited to explore the Americans exhibition to learn more. Image credit: Smithsonian Associates Staff. Co-sponsor: This program is generously supported by the Rasmuson Foundation. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Rasmuson Theater. Cost: Free; First-come, first-served seating. No registration is required. Related Exhibition: Americans. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, November 30, 2019, 11:30 AM – 12:05 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Join a Museum Ambassador for 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 at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free, no reservations required. Saturday, November 30, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Hear Me Say My Name

One-Time Events "I am not your mascot, and I don't live in a tipi. See me for who I am, hear me say my name." How do American Indian stereotypes, prejudice, and identity shape the discussion of what it means to be a young person in our country today? This original multimedia play, created in collaboration with Smithsonian Associates Discovery Theater, tackles America's assumptions about American Indians and starts a conversation with audiences reclaiming rich history, challenges, hopes, and dreams. After the play, the audience is invited to explore the Americans exhibition to learn more. Image credit: Smithsonian Associates Staff. Co-sponsor: This program is generously supported by the Rasmuson Foundation. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Rasmuson Theater. Cost: Free; First-come, first-served seating. No registration is required. Related Exhibition: Americans. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, November 30, 2019, 1:00 PM – 1:35 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Join a Museum Ambassador for a 1-hour 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 at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Saturday, November 30, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

American Indian Museum NY Native people were the original innovators of the Americas: that is the powerful message of the imagiNATIONS Activity Center. In this family-friendly, interactive space, visitors of all ages will explore Native scientific discoveries and inventions so ingenious many continue to affect the modern world. This exploration is made even more fun by solving puzzles, performing experiments, and playing state-of-the-art computer simulations. For more information, visit http://nmai.si.edu/visit/newyork/imagiNATIONS/ Group reservations are required, please contact:  nmai-ny-education@si.edu or 212-514-3705. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Sunday, December 1, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities The interactive, family-friendly imagiNATIONS Activity Center provides visitors of all ages with a multitude of unique learning experiences. Native peoples have always used the natural world around them to meet their needs, and today many of their innovations and inventions are part of daily life for millions worldwide. Visitors to the center can explore some of these ingenious adaptations through a variety of hands-on activities: Weave a giant basket to learn about the various styles of basketry. Explore different modes of transportation like snowshoes and skateboards. Sit inside a full-sized tipi. Learn about the buffalo. The homes where Native people lived are also designed for different environments. Visitors can find out how as they walk through an Amazonian stilt house, see what makes a Pueblo adobe house special ,or learn how a Comanche tipi is built. Be sure to stamp your imagiNATIONS passport with real tribal seals as you journey through the center. Additionally, the activity center offers stories… Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, December 1, 2019, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Join a Museum Ambassador for a 45-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 at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Sunday, December 1, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Join a Museum Ambassador for 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 at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, December 1, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

American Indian Museum NY Native people were the original innovators of the Americas: that is the powerful message of the imagiNATIONS Activity Center. In this family-friendly, interactive space, visitors of all ages will explore Native scientific discoveries and inventions so ingenious many continue to affect the modern world. This exploration is made even more fun by solving puzzles, performing experiments, and playing state-of-the-art computer simulations. For more information, visit http://nmai.si.edu/visit/newyork/imagiNATIONS/ Group reservations are required, please contact:  nmai-ny-education@si.edu or 212-514-3705. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Monday, December 2, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Join a Museum Ambassador 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 at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Monday, December 2, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Spontaneous Performance

Ongoing Tours & Activities Celebrate the Smithsonian Year of Music at the National Museum of the American. On most weekdays, Dennis Zotigh (Kiowa, Santee Dakota and Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo) shares tribal songs from Alaska to Florida in the Potomac Atrium at 1 pm. At the end of his 30-minute presentation, audiences from around the world are encouraged to ask questions pertaining to the museum and Native culture. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Monday, December 2, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Join a Museum Ambassador 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 at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Monday, December 2, 2019, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Each weekday afternoon at 1:30, a Cultural Interpreter provides visitors with background on the history, architecture, and work of the museum, and gives a guided tour of one of the major exhibitions—Americans, Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations, or The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire. Gain deeper insights into both the museum's mission and the subject of the featured exhibition, have your questions answered, and share the experience of the museum with other interested visitors. Photo: Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and the American Indian Nations.  National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC. (Paul Morigi/AP Images for museum). Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Meet in the Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Monday, December 2, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM. For more info visit americanindian.si.edu.

Culture Connections

American Indian Museum NY Touch, investigate, inquire and learn. Objects and images tell profound stories. Join Cultural Interpreters as they share objects and narratives in our galleries. Gain a deeper understanding of history, culture, and art from hundreds of Indigenous nations in North, Central, and South America. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor Galleries. Cost: Free. Monday, December 2, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Join a Museum Ambassador for 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, December 2, 2019, 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities The interactive, family-friendly imagiNATIONS Activity Center provides visitors of all ages with a multitude of unique learning experiences. Native peoples have always used the natural world around them to meet their needs, and today many of their innovations and inventions are part of daily life for millions worldwide. Visitors to the center can explore some of these ingenious adaptations through a variety of hands-on activities: Weave a giant basket to learn about the various styles of basketry. Explore different modes of transportation like snowshoes and skateboards. Sit inside a full-sized tipi. Learn about the buffalo. The homes where Native people lived are also designed for different environments. Visitors can find out how as they walk through an Amazonian stilt house, see what makes a Pueblo adobe house special ,or learn how a Comanche tipi is built. Be sure to stamp your imagiNATIONS passport with real tribal seals as you journey through the center. Additionally, the activity center offers stories… Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

American Indian Museum NY Native people were the original innovators of the Americas: that is the powerful message of the imagiNATIONS Activity Center. In this family-friendly, interactive space, visitors of all ages will explore Native scientific discoveries and inventions so ingenious many continue to affect the modern world. This exploration is made even more fun by solving puzzles, performing experiments, and playing state-of-the-art computer simulations. For more information, visit http://nmai.si.edu/visit/newyork/imagiNATIONS/ Group reservations are required, please contact:  nmai-ny-education@si.edu or 212-514-3705. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

Spontaneous Performance

Ongoing Tours & Activities Celebrate the Smithsonian Year of Music at the National Museum of the American. On most weekdays, Dennis Zotigh (Kiowa, Santee Dakota and Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo) shares tribal songs from Alaska to Florida in the Potomac Atrium at 1 pm. At the end of his 30-minute presentation, audiences from around the world are encouraged to ask questions pertaining to the museum and Native culture. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Each weekday afternoon at 1:30, a Cultural Interpreter provides visitors with background on the history, architecture, and work of the museum, and gives a guided tour of one of the major exhibitions—Americans, Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations, or The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire. Gain deeper insights into both the museum's mission and the subject of the featured exhibition, have your questions answered, and share the experience of the museum with other interested visitors. Photo: Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and the American Indian Nations.  National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC. (Paul Morigi/AP Images for museum). Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Meet in the Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM. For more info visit americanindian.si.edu.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Join a Museum Ambassador for 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 at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Culture Connections

American Indian Museum NY Touch, investigate, inquire and learn. Objects and images tell profound stories. Join Cultural Interpreters as they share objects and narratives in our galleries. Gain a deeper understanding of history, culture, and art from hundreds of Indigenous nations in North, Central, and South America. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor Galleries. Cost: Free. Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities The interactive, family-friendly imagiNATIONS Activity Center provides visitors of all ages with a multitude of unique learning experiences. Native peoples have always used the natural world around them to meet their needs, and today many of their innovations and inventions are part of daily life for millions worldwide. Visitors to the center can explore some of these ingenious adaptations through a variety of hands-on activities: Weave a giant basket to learn about the various styles of basketry. Explore different modes of transportation like snowshoes and skateboards. Sit inside a full-sized tipi. Learn about the buffalo. The homes where Native people lived are also designed for different environments. Visitors can find out how as they walk through an Amazonian stilt house, see what makes a Pueblo adobe house special ,or learn how a Comanche tipi is built. Be sure to stamp your imagiNATIONS passport with real tribal seals as you journey through the center. Additionally, the activity center offers stories… Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

American Indian Museum NY Native people were the original innovators of the Americas: that is the powerful message of the imagiNATIONS Activity Center. In this family-friendly, interactive space, visitors of all ages will explore Native scientific discoveries and inventions so ingenious many continue to affect the modern world. This exploration is made even more fun by solving puzzles, performing experiments, and playing state-of-the-art computer simulations. For more information, visit http://nmai.si.edu/visit/newyork/imagiNATIONS/ Group reservations are required, please contact:  nmai-ny-education@si.edu or 212-514-3705. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

Spontaneous Performance

Ongoing Tours & Activities Celebrate the Smithsonian Year of Music at the National Museum of the American. On most weekdays, Dennis Zotigh (Kiowa, Santee Dakota and Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo) shares tribal songs from Alaska to Florida in the Potomac Atrium at 1 pm. At the end of his 30-minute presentation, audiences from around the world are encouraged to ask questions pertaining to the museum and Native culture. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour: Masks and Transformations

American Indian Museum NY Join a museum ambassador as they take you through the meaning of five of the masks in 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 at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Each weekday afternoon at 1:30, a Cultural Interpreter provides visitors with background on the history, architecture, and work of the museum, and gives a guided tour of one of the major exhibitions—Americans, Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations, or The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire. Gain deeper insights into both the museum's mission and the subject of the featured exhibition, have your questions answered, and share the experience of the museum with other interested visitors. Photo: Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and the American Indian Nations.  National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC. (Paul Morigi/AP Images for museum). Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Meet in the Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM. For more info visit americanindian.si.edu.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Join a Museum Ambassador for 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 at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Culture Connections

American Indian Museum NY Touch, investigate, inquire and learn. Objects and images tell profound stories. Join Cultural Interpreters as they share objects and narratives in our galleries. Gain a deeper understanding of history, culture, and art from hundreds of Indigenous nations in North, Central, and South America. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor Galleries. Cost: Free. Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

American Indian Museum NY Native people were the original innovators of the Americas: that is the powerful message of the imagiNATIONS Activity Center. In this family-friendly, interactive space, visitors of all ages will explore Native scientific discoveries and inventions so ingenious many continue to affect the modern world. This exploration is made even more fun by solving puzzles, performing experiments, and playing state-of-the-art computer simulations. For more information, visit http://nmai.si.edu/visit/newyork/imagiNATIONS/ Group reservations are required, please contact:  nmai-ny-education@si.edu or 212-514-3705. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Thursday, December 5, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities The interactive, family-friendly imagiNATIONS Activity Center provides visitors of all ages with a multitude of unique learning experiences. Native peoples have always used the natural world around them to meet their needs, and today many of their innovations and inventions are part of daily life for millions worldwide. Visitors to the center can explore some of these ingenious adaptations through a variety of hands-on activities: Weave a giant basket to learn about the various styles of basketry. Explore different modes of transportation like snowshoes and skateboards. Sit inside a full-sized tipi. Learn about the buffalo. The homes where Native people lived are also designed for different environments. Visitors can find out how as they walk through an Amazonian stilt house, see what makes a Pueblo adobe house special ,or learn how a Comanche tipi is built. Be sure to stamp your imagiNATIONS passport with real tribal seals as you journey through the center. Additionally, the activity center offers stories… Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, December 5, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Spontaneous Performance

Ongoing Tours & Activities Celebrate the Smithsonian Year of Music at the National Museum of the American. On most weekdays, Dennis Zotigh (Kiowa, Santee Dakota and Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo) shares tribal songs from Alaska to Florida in the Potomac Atrium at 1 pm. At the end of his 30-minute presentation, audiences from around the world are encouraged to ask questions pertaining to the museum and Native culture. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, December 5, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Each weekday afternoon at 1:30, a Cultural Interpreter provides visitors with background on the history, architecture, and work of the museum, and gives a guided tour of one of the major exhibitions—Americans, Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations, or The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire. Gain deeper insights into both the museum's mission and the subject of the featured exhibition, have your questions answered, and share the experience of the museum with other interested visitors. Photo: Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and the American Indian Nations.  National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC. (Paul Morigi/AP Images for museum). Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Meet in the Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Thursday, December 5, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM. For more info visit americanindian.si.edu.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Join a Museum Ambassador for 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 and architect Cass Gilbert. View the Collector's Office, featuring Tiffany woodwork, as well as the museum's rotunda, lined with Reginald Marsh murals and capped by a 140-ton Rotunda dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Thursday, December 5, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Culture Connections

American Indian Museum NY Touch, investigate, inquire and learn. Objects and images tell profound stories. Join Cultural Interpreters as they share objects and narratives in our galleries. Gain a deeper understanding of history, culture, and art from hundreds of Indigenous nations in North, Central, and South America. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor Galleries. Cost: Free. Thursday, December 5, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

American Indian Museum NY Native people were the original innovators of the Americas: that is the powerful message of the imagiNATIONS Activity Center. In this family-friendly, interactive space, visitors of all ages will explore Native scientific discoveries and inventions so ingenious many continue to affect the modern world. This exploration is made even more fun by solving puzzles, performing experiments, and playing state-of-the-art computer simulations. For more information, visit http://nmai.si.edu/visit/newyork/imagiNATIONS/ Group reservations are required, please contact:  nmai-ny-education@si.edu or 212-514-3705. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Friday, December 6, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Join a Museum Ambassador for 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 at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free, no reservations required. Friday, December 6, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities The interactive, family-friendly imagiNATIONS Activity Center provides visitors of all ages with a multitude of unique learning experiences. Native peoples have always used the natural world around them to meet their needs, and today many of their innovations and inventions are part of daily life for millions worldwide. Visitors to the center can explore some of these ingenious adaptations through a variety of hands-on activities: Weave a giant basket to learn about the various styles of basketry. Explore different modes of transportation like snowshoes and skateboards. Sit inside a full-sized tipi. Learn about the buffalo. The homes where Native people lived are also designed for different environments. Visitors can find out how as they walk through an Amazonian stilt house, see what makes a Pueblo adobe house special ,or learn how a Comanche tipi is built. Be sure to stamp your imagiNATIONS passport with real tribal seals as you journey through the center. Additionally, the activity center offers stories… Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, December 6, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Spontaneous Performance

Ongoing Tours & Activities Celebrate the Smithsonian Year of Music at the National Museum of the American. On most weekdays, Dennis Zotigh (Kiowa, Santee Dakota and Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo) shares tribal songs from Alaska to Florida in the Potomac Atrium at 1 pm. At the end of his 30-minute presentation, audiences from around the world are encouraged to ask questions pertaining to the museum and Native culture. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, December 6, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Culinary Connections

American Indian Museum NY Learn about the Native origins of your favorite meals. Record a family recipe or food memory and design a recipe box. Share connections between culture and food and leave with a new recipe to try at home. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 1st Floor, imagiNATIONS Activity Center Classrom. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, December 6, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Each weekday afternoon at 1:30, a Cultural Interpreter provides visitors with background on the history, architecture, and work of the museum, and gives a guided tour of one of the major exhibitions—Americans, Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations, or The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire. Gain deeper insights into both the museum's mission and the subject of the featured exhibition, have your questions answered, and share the experience of the museum with other interested visitors. Photo: Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and the American Indian Nations.  National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC. (Paul Morigi/AP Images for museum). Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Meet in the Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Friday, December 6, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM. For more info visit americanindian.si.edu.

Culture Connections

American Indian Museum NY Touch, investigate, inquire and learn. Objects and images tell profound stories. Join Cultural Interpreters as they share objects and narratives in our galleries. Gain a deeper understanding of history, culture, and art from hundreds of Indigenous nations in North, Central, and South America. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor Galleries. Cost: Free. Friday, December 6, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Native Art Market 2019

One-Time Events The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian hosts its annual Native Art Market in Washington, D.C. featuring works by more than 35 Native artists. The weekend event offers visitors a unique opportunity to purchase traditional and contemporary handcrafted artworks—including silver and jewelry, fine apparel, beadwork, dolls, pottery, dolls, prints and sculpture—by some of the finest Native artists from across the Western Hemisphere. Now in its 14th year, the museum’s Native Art Market invites lovers of art and craftsmanship to meet Native artists and learn about traditional Native arts and contemporary Native creativity. Bendrew Atokuku (Hopi), sculpture and carvings; Virginia Ballenger (Navajo), textiles and attire; Philbert Begay (Navajo) , jewelry; Jolene Bird (Santo Domingo Pueblo), jewelry; Nocona Burgess (Comanche/Kiowa), painting; Calandra Cook (Navajo), textiles and attire; Deborah Desjarlais (Chippewa/Assiniboine), mixed media; Sam Dimmick (Alaskan Eskimo), sculpture and carvings; F… Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities The interactive, family-friendly imagiNATIONS Activity Center provides visitors of all ages with a multitude of unique learning experiences. Native peoples have always used the natural world around them to meet their needs, and today many of their innovations and inventions are part of daily life for millions worldwide. Visitors to the center can explore some of these ingenious adaptations through a variety of hands-on activities: Weave a giant basket to learn about the various styles of basketry. Explore different modes of transportation like snowshoes and skateboards. Sit inside a full-sized tipi. Learn about the buffalo. The homes where Native people lived are also designed for different environments. Visitors can find out how as they walk through an Amazonian stilt house, see what makes a Pueblo adobe house special ,or learn how a Comanche tipi is built. Be sure to stamp your imagiNATIONS passport with real tribal seals as you journey through the center. Additionally, the activity center offers stories… Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

American Indian Museum NY Native people were the original innovators of the Americas: that is the powerful message of the imagiNATIONS Activity Center. In this family-friendly, interactive space, visitors of all ages will explore Native scientific discoveries and inventions so ingenious many continue to affect the modern world. This exploration is made even more fun by solving puzzles, performing experiments, and playing state-of-the-art computer simulations. For more information, visit http://nmai.si.edu/visit/newyork/imagiNATIONS/ Group reservations are required, please contact:  nmai-ny-education@si.edu or 212-514-3705. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

Native Art Market

American Indian Museum NY The museum’s annual Native Art Market features more than 35 Indigenous artists from across the Western Hemisphere. A wide selection of traditional and contemporary handcrafted artworks, including jewelry, fine apparel, beadwork, pottery, dolls, prints, and sculpture, will be available for purchase. Allen Aragon (Navajo), mixed media • Melesio Benally (Navajo), jewelry • Peter Boome (Upper Skagit), mixed media • Aaron Brokeshoulder (Choctaw/ Shawnee/Kewa), jewelry • Franklin A. Carrillo (Laguna Pueblo/Choctaw), jewelry • Teri Cajero (Jemez Pueblo), pottery • Ric Charlie (Navajo), jewelry • Jared James Chavez (San Felipe Pueblo), jewelry • Makwesa Chimerica (Hopi), sculpture • Aric Chopito (Pueblo of Zuni), textiles • Kelly Church (Gun Lake Pottawatomi/Ottawa), basketry • James Fendenheim (Tohono O'odham), jewelry • Ronni-Leigh and Stonehorse Goeman (Onondaga-Seneca), basketry • Dorothy Grant (Haida), textiles & attire • Tahnee M. Growingthunder (Kiowa), beadwork • Brenda Hill (Tuscarora), pottery • Karen… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 1st Floor, Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Hear Me Say My Name

One-Time Events "I am not your mascot, and I don't live in a tipi. See me for who I am, hear me say my name." How do American Indian stereotypes, prejudice, and identity shape the discussion of what it means to be a young person in our country today? This original multimedia play, created in collaboration with Smithsonian Associates Discovery Theater, tackles America's assumptions about American Indians and starts a conversation with audiences reclaiming rich history, challenges, hopes, and dreams. After the play, the audience is invited to explore the Americans exhibition to learn more. Image credit: Smithsonian Associates Staff. Co-sponsor: This program is generously supported by the Rasmuson Foundation. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Rasmuson Theater. Cost: Free; First-come, first-served seating. No registration is required. Related Exhibition: Americans. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 11:30 AM – 12:05 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Join a Museum Ambassador for 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 at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free, no reservations required. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Hear Me Say My Name

One-Time Events "I am not your mascot, and I don't live in a tipi. See me for who I am, hear me say my name." How do American Indian stereotypes, prejudice, and identity shape the discussion of what it means to be a young person in our country today? This original multimedia play, created in collaboration with Smithsonian Associates Discovery Theater, tackles America's assumptions about American Indians and starts a conversation with audiences reclaiming rich history, challenges, hopes, and dreams. After the play, the audience is invited to explore the Americans exhibition to learn more. Image credit: Smithsonian Associates Staff. Co-sponsor: This program is generously supported by the Rasmuson Foundation. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Rasmuson Theater. Cost: Free; First-come, first-served seating. No registration is required. Related Exhibition: Americans. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 1:00 PM – 1:35 PM.

Exploring Art + Technology Labs: From Clay to Container

American Indian Museum NY Explore Southwestern pottery from our collection and learn about making different forms of pottery. Examine and experiment with shape, form, and function as you create your own storage vessel out of clay. Stop by our annual art market on December 7 and 8 to see examples of fine pottery and other Native-made items available for purchase. Inspired by Native science and technology, Exploring Art + Technology Labs are hands-on workshops focused on Indigenous innovations. Join us in the imagiNATIONS Activity Center every first and third Saturday of the month to tinker, make, learn, and create.  Recommended for ages 9 and up. Themes and projects change every month. Please check our website for updates. To register a group with 8 and more participants, please contact: NMAI-NY-education@si.edu or (212) 514-3710. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: iAC Classroom, 1st Floor. Cost: Free. Please register. Related Exhibition: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Accessibility: Sensory Programs. Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Join a Museum Ambassador for a 1-hour 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 at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Native Art Market 2019

One-Time Events The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian hosts its annual Native Art Market in Washington, D.C. featuring works by more than 35 Native artists. The weekend event offers visitors a unique opportunity to purchase traditional and contemporary handcrafted artworks—including silver and jewelry, fine apparel, beadwork, dolls, pottery, dolls, prints and sculpture—by some of the finest Native artists from across the Western Hemisphere. Now in its 14th year, the museum’s Native Art Market invites lovers of art and craftsmanship to meet Native artists and learn about traditional Native arts and contemporary Native creativity. Bendrew Atokuku (Hopi), sculpture and carvings; Virginia Ballenger (Navajo), textiles and attire; Philbert Begay (Navajo) , jewelry; Jolene Bird (Santo Domingo Pueblo), jewelry; Nocona Burgess (Comanche/Kiowa), painting; Calandra Cook (Navajo), textiles and attire; Deborah Desjarlais (Chippewa/Assiniboine), mixed media; Sam Dimmick (Alaskan Eskimo), sculpture and carvings; F… Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Sunday, December 8, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

American Indian Museum NY Native people were the original innovators of the Americas: that is the powerful message of the imagiNATIONS Activity Center. In this family-friendly, interactive space, visitors of all ages will explore Native scientific discoveries and inventions so ingenious many continue to affect the modern world. This exploration is made even more fun by solving puzzles, performing experiments, and playing state-of-the-art computer simulations. For more information, visit http://nmai.si.edu/visit/newyork/imagiNATIONS/ Group reservations are required, please contact:  nmai-ny-education@si.edu or 212-514-3705. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Sunday, December 8, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

Native Art Market

American Indian Museum NY The museum’s annual Native Art Market features more than 35 Indigenous artists from across the Western Hemisphere. A wide selection of traditional and contemporary handcrafted artworks, including jewelry, fine apparel, beadwork, pottery, dolls, prints, and sculpture, will be available for purchase. Allen Aragon (Navajo), mixed media • Melesio Benally (Navajo), jewelry • Peter Boome (Upper Skagit), mixed media • Aaron Brokeshoulder (Choctaw/ Shawnee/Kewa), jewelry • Franklin A. Carrillo (Laguna Pueblo/Choctaw), jewelry • Teri Cajero (Jemez Pueblo), pottery • Ric Charlie (Navajo), jewelry • Jared James Chavez (San Felipe Pueblo), jewelry • Makwesa Chimerica (Hopi), sculpture • Aric Chopito (Pueblo of Zuni), textiles • Kelly Church (Gun Lake Pottawatomi/Ottawa), basketry • James Fendenheim (Tohono O'odham), jewelry • Ronni-Leigh and Stonehorse Goeman (Onondaga-Seneca), basketry • Dorothy Grant (Haida), textiles & attire • Tahnee M. Growingthunder (Kiowa), beadwork • Brenda Hill (Tuscarora), pottery • Karen… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 1st Floor, Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, December 8, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities The interactive, family-friendly imagiNATIONS Activity Center provides visitors of all ages with a multitude of unique learning experiences. Native peoples have always used the natural world around them to meet their needs, and today many of their innovations and inventions are part of daily life for millions worldwide. Visitors to the center can explore some of these ingenious adaptations through a variety of hands-on activities: Weave a giant basket to learn about the various styles of basketry. Explore different modes of transportation like snowshoes and skateboards. Sit inside a full-sized tipi. Learn about the buffalo. The homes where Native people lived are also designed for different environments. Visitors can find out how as they walk through an Amazonian stilt house, see what makes a Pueblo adobe house special ,or learn how a Comanche tipi is built. Be sure to stamp your imagiNATIONS passport with real tribal seals as you journey through the center. Additionally, the activity center offers stories… Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, December 8, 2019, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Join a Museum Ambassador for a 45-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 at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Sunday, December 8, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Join a Museum Ambassador for 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 at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, December 8, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

American Indian Museum NY Native people were the original innovators of the Americas: that is the powerful message of the imagiNATIONS Activity Center. In this family-friendly, interactive space, visitors of all ages will explore Native scientific discoveries and inventions so ingenious many continue to affect the modern world. This exploration is made even more fun by solving puzzles, performing experiments, and playing state-of-the-art computer simulations. For more information, visit http://nmai.si.edu/visit/newyork/imagiNATIONS/ Group reservations are required, please contact:  nmai-ny-education@si.edu or 212-514-3705. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Monday, December 9, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Join a Museum Ambassador 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 at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Monday, December 9, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Spontaneous Performance

Ongoing Tours & Activities Celebrate the Smithsonian Year of Music at the National Museum of the American. On most weekdays, Dennis Zotigh (Kiowa, Santee Dakota and Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo) shares tribal songs from Alaska to Florida in the Potomac Atrium at 1 pm. At the end of his 30-minute presentation, audiences from around the world are encouraged to ask questions pertaining to the museum and Native culture. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Monday, December 9, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Join a Museum Ambassador 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 at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Monday, December 9, 2019, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Each weekday afternoon at 1:30, a Cultural Interpreter provides visitors with background on the history, architecture, and work of the museum, and gives a guided tour of one of the major exhibitions—Americans, Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations, or The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire. Gain deeper insights into both the museum's mission and the subject of the featured exhibition, have your questions answered, and share the experience of the museum with other interested visitors. Photo: Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and the American Indian Nations.  National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC. (Paul Morigi/AP Images for museum). Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Meet in the Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Monday, December 9, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM. For more info visit americanindian.si.edu.

Culture Connections

American Indian Museum NY Touch, investigate, inquire and learn. Objects and images tell profound stories. Join Cultural Interpreters as they share objects and narratives in our galleries. Gain a deeper understanding of history, culture, and art from hundreds of Indigenous nations in North, Central, and South America. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor Galleries. Cost: Free. Monday, December 9, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Join a Museum Ambassador for 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, December 9, 2019, 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities The interactive, family-friendly imagiNATIONS Activity Center provides visitors of all ages with a multitude of unique learning experiences. Native peoples have always used the natural world around them to meet their needs, and today many of their innovations and inventions are part of daily life for millions worldwide. Visitors to the center can explore some of these ingenious adaptations through a variety of hands-on activities: Weave a giant basket to learn about the various styles of basketry. Explore different modes of transportation like snowshoes and skateboards. Sit inside a full-sized tipi. Learn about the buffalo. The homes where Native people lived are also designed for different environments. Visitors can find out how as they walk through an Amazonian stilt house, see what makes a Pueblo adobe house special ,or learn how a Comanche tipi is built. Be sure to stamp your imagiNATIONS passport with real tribal seals as you journey through the center. Additionally, the activity center offers stories… Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

American Indian Museum NY Native people were the original innovators of the Americas: that is the powerful message of the imagiNATIONS Activity Center. In this family-friendly, interactive space, visitors of all ages will explore Native scientific discoveries and inventions so ingenious many continue to affect the modern world. This exploration is made even more fun by solving puzzles, performing experiments, and playing state-of-the-art computer simulations. For more information, visit http://nmai.si.edu/visit/newyork/imagiNATIONS/ Group reservations are required, please contact:  nmai-ny-education@si.edu or 212-514-3705. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

Spontaneous Performance

Ongoing Tours & Activities Celebrate the Smithsonian Year of Music at the National Museum of the American. On most weekdays, Dennis Zotigh (Kiowa, Santee Dakota and Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo) shares tribal songs from Alaska to Florida in the Potomac Atrium at 1 pm. At the end of his 30-minute presentation, audiences from around the world are encouraged to ask questions pertaining to the museum and Native culture. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Each weekday afternoon at 1:30, a Cultural Interpreter provides visitors with background on the history, architecture, and work of the museum, and gives a guided tour of one of the major exhibitions—Americans, Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations, or The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire. Gain deeper insights into both the museum's mission and the subject of the featured exhibition, have your questions answered, and share the experience of the museum with other interested visitors. Photo: Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and the American Indian Nations.  National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC. (Paul Morigi/AP Images for museum). Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Meet in the Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM. For more info visit americanindian.si.edu.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Join a Museum Ambassador for 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 at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Culture Connections

American Indian Museum NY Touch, investigate, inquire and learn. Objects and images tell profound stories. Join Cultural Interpreters as they share objects and narratives in our galleries. Gain a deeper understanding of history, culture, and art from hundreds of Indigenous nations in North, Central, and South America. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor Galleries. Cost: Free. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities The interactive, family-friendly imagiNATIONS Activity Center provides visitors of all ages with a multitude of unique learning experiences. Native peoples have always used the natural world around them to meet their needs, and today many of their innovations and inventions are part of daily life for millions worldwide. Visitors to the center can explore some of these ingenious adaptations through a variety of hands-on activities: Weave a giant basket to learn about the various styles of basketry. Explore different modes of transportation like snowshoes and skateboards. Sit inside a full-sized tipi. Learn about the buffalo. The homes where Native people lived are also designed for different environments. Visitors can find out how as they walk through an Amazonian stilt house, see what makes a Pueblo adobe house special ,or learn how a Comanche tipi is built. Be sure to stamp your imagiNATIONS passport with real tribal seals as you journey through the center. Additionally, the activity center offers stories… Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

American Indian Museum NY Native people were the original innovators of the Americas: that is the powerful message of the imagiNATIONS Activity Center. In this family-friendly, interactive space, visitors of all ages will explore Native scientific discoveries and inventions so ingenious many continue to affect the modern world. This exploration is made even more fun by solving puzzles, performing experiments, and playing state-of-the-art computer simulations. For more information, visit http://nmai.si.edu/visit/newyork/imagiNATIONS/ Group reservations are required, please contact:  nmai-ny-education@si.edu or 212-514-3705. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

Spontaneous Performance

Ongoing Tours & Activities Celebrate the Smithsonian Year of Music at the National Museum of the American. On most weekdays, Dennis Zotigh (Kiowa, Santee Dakota and Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo) shares tribal songs from Alaska to Florida in the Potomac Atrium at 1 pm. At the end of his 30-minute presentation, audiences from around the world are encouraged to ask questions pertaining to the museum and Native culture. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour: Masks and Transformations

American Indian Museum NY Join a museum ambassador as they take you through the meaning of five of the masks in 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 at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Each weekday afternoon at 1:30, a Cultural Interpreter provides visitors with background on the history, architecture, and work of the museum, and gives a guided tour of one of the major exhibitions—Americans, Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations, or The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire. Gain deeper insights into both the museum's mission and the subject of the featured exhibition, have your questions answered, and share the experience of the museum with other interested visitors. Photo: Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and the American Indian Nations.  National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC. (Paul Morigi/AP Images for museum). Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Meet in the Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM. For more info visit americanindian.si.edu.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Join a Museum Ambassador for 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 at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Culture Connections

American Indian Museum NY Touch, investigate, inquire and learn. Objects and images tell profound stories. Join Cultural Interpreters as they share objects and narratives in our galleries. Gain a deeper understanding of history, culture, and art from hundreds of Indigenous nations in North, Central, and South America. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor Galleries. Cost: Free. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

American Indian Museum NY Native people were the original innovators of the Americas: that is the powerful message of the imagiNATIONS Activity Center. In this family-friendly, interactive space, visitors of all ages will explore Native scientific discoveries and inventions so ingenious many continue to affect the modern world. This exploration is made even more fun by solving puzzles, performing experiments, and playing state-of-the-art computer simulations. For more information, visit http://nmai.si.edu/visit/newyork/imagiNATIONS/ Group reservations are required, please contact:  nmai-ny-education@si.edu or 212-514-3705. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Thursday, December 12, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities The interactive, family-friendly imagiNATIONS Activity Center provides visitors of all ages with a multitude of unique learning experiences. Native peoples have always used the natural world around them to meet their needs, and today many of their innovations and inventions are part of daily life for millions worldwide. Visitors to the center can explore some of these ingenious adaptations through a variety of hands-on activities: Weave a giant basket to learn about the various styles of basketry. Explore different modes of transportation like snowshoes and skateboards. Sit inside a full-sized tipi. Learn about the buffalo. The homes where Native people lived are also designed for different environments. Visitors can find out how as they walk through an Amazonian stilt house, see what makes a Pueblo adobe house special ,or learn how a Comanche tipi is built. Be sure to stamp your imagiNATIONS passport with real tribal seals as you journey through the center. Additionally, the activity center offers stories… Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, December 12, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Spontaneous Performance

Ongoing Tours & Activities Celebrate the Smithsonian Year of Music at the National Museum of the American. On most weekdays, Dennis Zotigh (Kiowa, Santee Dakota and Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo) shares tribal songs from Alaska to Florida in the Potomac Atrium at 1 pm. At the end of his 30-minute presentation, audiences from around the world are encouraged to ask questions pertaining to the museum and Native culture. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, December 12, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Each weekday afternoon at 1:30, a Cultural Interpreter provides visitors with background on the history, architecture, and work of the museum, and gives a guided tour of one of the major exhibitions—Americans, Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations, or The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire. Gain deeper insights into both the museum's mission and the subject of the featured exhibition, have your questions answered, and share the experience of the museum with other interested visitors. Photo: Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and the American Indian Nations.  National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC. (Paul Morigi/AP Images for museum). Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Meet in the Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Thursday, December 12, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM. For more info visit americanindian.si.edu.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Join a Museum Ambassador for 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 and architect Cass Gilbert. View the Collector's Office, featuring Tiffany woodwork, as well as the museum's rotunda, lined with Reginald Marsh murals and capped by a 140-ton Rotunda dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Thursday, December 12, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Culture Connections

American Indian Museum NY Touch, investigate, inquire and learn. Objects and images tell profound stories. Join Cultural Interpreters as they share objects and narratives in our galleries. Gain a deeper understanding of history, culture, and art from hundreds of Indigenous nations in North, Central, and South America. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor Galleries. Cost: Free. Thursday, December 12, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.