The Favell Museum Native American Artifacts and Contemporary Western Art

The Favell Museum Native American Artifacts and Contemporary Western Art

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Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A visit to the Favell Museum is a must for anyone who loves Native American artifacts, and Contemporary Western art.Over 100,000 artifacts, illustrating the lives of indigenous tribes from North and South America are on display, with the primary focus on Native American tribes. Collections dating from 12,000 years ago include thousands of arrowheads, obsidian knives, spear points, primitive ancient stone tools, native clothing, intricate bead work, basketry, pottery and more. The collections on display give the visitor a suggestion of the richness and variety of societies no longer here and they illustrate how creative and adaptive the native people were. The artifacts give you a feel for what it must have been like for the early Native Americans to survive and thrive in southern Oregon, on the Columbia River and up and down the west coast of North and South America. Cultures from the mid-west to the Pacific and from Peru to Alaska are represented.
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LaurieB980
Portland, OR566 contributions
Aug 2020
This was a slightly rushed museum visit as we had less than a hour to see everything due to closing time. However, we felt we had enough time to see the amazing displays of arrow heads, art work and various other pieces of American Indian items on display there. This was an excellent museum if one is interested in American Indian history and artwork. Very nice! It was interesting to read about Mr. Favell and how he collected all of the items and then got the museum started. No photos were allowed which was too bad as there were some beautiful arrangements of arrowheads that I would have loved to have pics of to remember.
Written September 13, 2020
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dloder70
Klamath Falls, OR5 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
Spent an enjoyable time visiting this Native American museum. We were luck to be there when they were are also having an art display of local artists. Lots of arrowheads from different areas and tribes plus lots more! Informative and well done display of Mr Favell’s lifetime collection. Entrance
fee was just $10 each. Good museum in the Klamath Falls area. Not open every day so check days and times. We were there on Tuesday morning.
Written October 29, 2020
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Miranda N
Santa Cruz, CA25 contributions
Aug 2020
The quality of the art and artifacts here is unsurpassed. Really a beautiful experience and you learn so much about the west and Indian life. Top notch gift shop with exquisite handmade jewelry and leatherwork.
Written September 19, 2020
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Andrea C
Lacey, WA16 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
A huge collection of arrowheads and other Native American artifacts such as baskets and warrior garb. More arrowheads than you have ever seen and many Indian tools and weapons. No photos allowed in the exhibit/ The one uploaded is from a display at the city visitor center about a block away. Disturbing to see how the original people of this country lived, and their entire culture wiped out and disrupted by white European settlers. How they were chased and pushed out of their native lands. Their fishing in the West was totally ruined by all the dams put up on the rivers. Very sad.
A young man at the door was masked and gave us a verbal description of what we would see and what direction to walk the exhibit. It was annoying that a female employee, who seemed to be a manager, kept popping in and out with the masked young man, but not wearing one herself! Unacceptable since masks are mandated now.
Written September 1, 2021
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debellechasse
paris173 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
Put into perspective, this is an interesting collection of pieces, most of which were collected and found by Mr. Favell himself throughout his lifetime. It gives one perspective of the Klamath native people, but also in the way their cultures have been historically presented.
Written June 7, 2019
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Ticolover
Klamath Falls, OR485 contributions
Jun 2017 • Solo
I've previously enjoyed special exhibits brought to Southern Oregon by the Favell Museum, so I was extremely happy this summer to see "“By Her Hand” – Native American Women, Their Art, and the Photographs of Edward S. Curtis" offered in Klamath Falls through the first part of August 2017.

This photo exhibit captures images of a wide variety of Native American women - so you can really see the physical differences of the tribes of different areas; but it also provides some exceptional insight into their daily lives as well as their cultural costume/clothing. The layout / presentation was really nice too (since the images have to be displayed in lowlight setting).

I also really enjoyed learning more about Curtis himself; since I have his old coffee table book and have spent hours pouring over the images wondering what inspired him to undertake such a grand project of capturing the varied Native American cultures in fascinating images and recordings.

Thank you to the board of the Favell Muesum for offering such tasteful and interesting special events! I hope more people (locals as well as travelers) will get a chance to enjoy this hidden gem right in downtown Klamath Falls.
Written June 20, 2017
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RuthMcc
St. Petersburg, FL73 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
We were fortunate to find The Favell Museum when we were looking for something to do on an inclement day. “By Her Hand” – Native American Women, Their Art, and the Photographs of Edward S. Curtis had just opened, and it's wonderful. We also appreciated the regular exhibits, a real overview of this part of the country over a long span of time.
Written June 19, 2017
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Patti K
Bellevue, WA46 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
My husband and I stopped in while on a family trip to Klamath Falls. I was raised in Klamath Falls and saw this museum grow to become one of the best in the West for Native American and cowboy history, art and artifacts. My mother supervised the planning and construction of a diorama at the museum showing how the Klamath tribe lived and gathered and prepared food (she taught a unit on the local tribes in her social studies classes). The Native American art includes many tribes and interesting vignettes of leaders I had never heard much about in the past. Don't miss it, especially if you are driving up Hwy. 97, it is not far off the route. When our mom passed away, we donated a basket collection she had acquired over time from many western tribes. Everything is well displayed. They also have rotating exhibits from other US museums.
Written June 2, 2017
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2oldgeesers
Klamath Falls, OR224 contributions
Nov 2016 • Family
Originally the collection of the Favell family, this museum has grown to include Western Art in all it's forms and across the diverse history of the country.
Written November 14, 2016
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Claudia C
Portland, OR3 contributions
Oct 2016 • Couples
We were so surprised to find this little gem of Native American heritage. Very well curated and worth seeing. The art gallery had a wonderful exhibit too! It was worth the stop.
Written October 24, 2016
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