Barona Cultural Center and Museum

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Barona Cultural Center and Museum

Barona Cultural Center and Museum
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Jill W
Lakeside, CA66 contributions
Short but very informative
Dec 2017 • Family
You can learn about the history of the Kumeyaay Indians, very interesting chapter in San Diego's past. The staff is super friendly, while it is small it is worth the stop, easy on and off. Typically one would spend about an hour here, and will walk away with a greater appreciation for the tribe.
Written June 19, 2018
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GlobalGypsy_13
San Diego, CA2,677 contributions
Free & Engaging View of Kumeyaay Culture
Mar 2018 • Friends
What a great, active museum and cultural center! Although small (3 rooms including a gift shop corner), a visitor can learn a lot about the Kumeyaay, both in San Diego and beyond. In addition to the items on loan from the Museum of Man in Balboa Park, at the entrance there are touch it items, such as straw sandals, hemp skirts, and baskets as well as maps and wall panel depicting everyday life. The docent/guide as well as the shop assistant whose dad's and grandfather's photos are included answered our groups many questions about language, life, Irving Gill's buildings, objects, and political structure of this tribal community. The small gift shop sells a wealth of objects at a reasonable price, some of which are made by tribal members. For a slice of living Indian culture & history, do head 40 minutes East of San Diego.
Written March 18, 2018
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FreedomPleaseOr... d
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Did a couple of years ago! Great for learning more about tribe & local natives.
Nov 2016 • Friends
Great photos, display, and items on display! Knowledgeable staff and resources! Easy drive from Casino north on road going towards Ramona.
Written November 28, 2016
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John T
Norman, OK179 contributions
Learn about Kumeyaay culture!
Dec 2015 • Friends
This museum is located on the Barona Indian Reservation, about 30 minutes east of San Diego. It is the only such tribal museum that describes Kumeyaay Indian history. The two peoples, the Ipai and Tipai, that make up the Kumeyaay, have lived around San Diego and Tijuanna for a very long time. They continue to live in California and Mexico, but only the Barona band has been able to muster the resources for a museum. Here you can find exhibits about the Kuymeyaay history, oral histories, a small gift shop and a tribal library. Ideal for someone trying to research or just explore understudied and misunderstood Kumeyaay history. A fun little museum out in the badlands of California.
Written April 25, 2016
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