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  

We have monthly Saturday programs that feature crafts and topics of interest to people of all ages.  

Saturday Program Information

The Native American Museum has also been a member of the Wabash Valley Visions and Voices Project since 2004.  Sponsored by Indiana State University, the project's goal is to digitize the collections of local libraries and museums, and is a valuable tool for educators, as well as the general public. 

More information: Wabash Valley Visions & Voices

Did you know:

Seven Native Americans won the Medal of Honor in World War II?

Sixteen native languages were used to create top secret codes, which were never broken by the enemies?

  • In addition to our permanent collection, we have temporary exhibits, which include: 
  • Native Americans in Advertising
  • "We All Like This Land:" The Great Basin
  • The Natchez People
  • "I Saw the Trail to the Big River and Then I Cried:" The Trail of Tears, Part 2

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