Poeh Cultural Center

Poeh Cultural Center, Santa Fe: Hours, Address, Poeh Cultural Center Reviews: 4.5/5

Poeh Cultural Center
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
In 1988, the Pueblo of Pojoaque established the Poeh Cultural Center as the first permanent tribally owned and operated mechanism for cultural preservation and revitalization within the Pueblo communities of the northern Rio Grande Valley. The facility itself resembles a traditional Pueblo village with its adjacent art studio buildings and outdoor gathering areas. The Center emphasizes arts and cultures of all Pueblo People with focus on the Tewa-speaking Pueblos of Pojoaque, San Ildefonso, San Juan, Santa Clara, Tesuque and Nambe. The Poeh is a place for us to share our Tewa culture with guests from other cultures through our exhibits and events, and guided interpretive tours of our exhibits, facilities and lands.
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Rebecca M
Pomona, California, USA65 contributions
Jan 2022
We tried several times to visit but the hours were very limited. We were hoping for true history of the Native American culture but unable to do so .

Written January 9, 2022
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DomenicaA
Ocala, FL160 contributions
Nov 2021
Poeh Cultural Center is a small museum but provides a voice from a Native American perspective. Too often the history of the area comes from a European point of view. The sculptures in the displays are sensitively and beautifully realized. There are some interesting artifacts including a selection of pottery that was formerly housed at the Smithsonian in DC.
Written November 8, 2021
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SusanR
6 contributions
Sep 2021
Small but very interesting museum. There are (at least on the day we went) two exhibits. The pottery exhibit started with displays of pottery from different pueblos, as expected. There were also two short films that added insight into the processes and people who make the pottery, and the value of the pottery.

The second exhibit showed the history of the pueblo people in a visual way - not much reading but a lot to take in.
Written September 23, 2021
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Sheryl H
Charlotte, NC14 contributions
Aug 2021
We saw a sign for the cultural center and decided to stop. It was definitely a good choice. It’s very well set up and extremely interesting. Don’t miss it.
Written August 22, 2021
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abhaya108
Bedford, TX88 contributions
Aug 2021
I enjoyed the Poeh Cultural Center. They had an incredible display of beautiful Tewa pottery,(Di Wae Powa) repatriated from the Smithsonian, a powerful diarama of the history of the Pueblo people, and some interactive exhibits. I was very touched and moved by the displays, including the one dedicated to the murdered and missing indigenous women, and the heart that I felt here. Posuwageh means the water gathering place, and the diorama illustrates the importance & sacredness of water to the peoples of the area.
Written August 12, 2021
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TravelinSuz
Chandler, AZ936 contributions
Jul 2021
The staff here is amazing…extremely attentive. The biggest draw is the 100 historical pots “returned”(permanent loan) as the original inhabitants made them. A few are unique or interesting piece. What I liked are the exhibits. I learned about the 1680 revolt…my eyes were opened. You learn about Pueblo people and culture. Worth a drive from Santa Fe.
Written July 25, 2021
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Ann43108
Golden Valley, MN56 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
I had read about the 100 Tewa pots “returned” to the museum from the Smithsonian, but other exhibits were very interesting, too. If you’re there while there are pottery, jewelry and other art classes going on, you may be able to watch. Definitely worth a visit.
Written March 4, 2020
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Jim H
Boulder, CO318 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
This beautiful museum, conveniently located about forty- five minutes north of Santa Fe, is first-rate. Wonderful permanent exhibits show the story of Indian culture and Pueblo life. Pottery exhibits show how the very special Pueblo pottery is made. The pieces on display are terrific. And, of course, the recently opened (and outstanding) exhibit with vintage Pueblo pottery features a hundred carefully selected pieces from the Smithsonian Institution. There are also pots by acclaimed Pueblo potters for sale in the gift shop at reasonable prices. Don’t miss this gem of a museum (located nicely on the way to the O’Keeffe Home or Ojo Caliente).
Written October 29, 2019
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Kay H
Santa Fe, NM76 contributions
Oct 2019
This is a small museum that will appeal to both adults and children. Current exhibit of Tewa pots recently returned to Tewa hands from the Smithsonian has some very interesting pieces in it. The gift shop has high quality items for sale. Helpful, knowledgable staff.
Written October 19, 2019
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Horse&Hawk
Santa Fe, NM93 contributions
Jun 2019
What an interesting gem just north of Santa Fe! The Puebloan architecture is amazing - try to get a private tour of the entire site (see their website for details). The art exhibits are well done and not crowded, like many museums in Santa Fe. If you want a peaceful 1-2 hours, this is a great choice. The drive out to Pojoaque is absolutely stunning, with a rainbow of rock color dotting the changing landscape. You can easily combine this museum with a trip to the Santuario de Chimayo, which just up the road.
Written August 20, 2019
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