The Native American Museum is located in beautiful Dobbs Memorial Park.  It is the only museum of its kind to be operated by a city parks department in the Midwest.  Our permanent displays feature the life ways of the native peoples of the Northeast Woodlands, and we have numerous temporary exhibits as well.


Native Americans are enthusiastic gardeners, and we have an Heirloom Garden, in which we grow traditional vegetables and other plants.  Many students and others have found our library helpful, and our knowledgeable staff is always happy to help you with your research or genealogy. 

Our speakers can address groups, and we offer tours and other types of activities for organizations, such as schools and Scout troops. 

Group Program Information  

Our monthly Saturday programs feature crafts and topics of interest to people of all ages.  

Saturday Program Information

Did you know:

Native American traditional medicine is considered to be among the most effective in the world?

A fit young Miami warrior could travel by foot from Indiana to Pennsylvania in three days?

Great Lakes Indians often decorated their moccasins and other belongings with dyed porcupine quills?

  • In addition to our permanent collection, we have temporary exhibits, which include: 
  • War Comes to Long Island Sound
  • Turquoise
  • Currier and Ives: "The Grand Central Depot of Cheap and Popular Prints" 
  • Wild West Shows

Museum Hours:
Open Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm
and Saturday 10 am to 4 pm
Closed Sunday, Election Day, and all legal holidays
Phone 812-877-6007