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The Mitchell Museum Of The American Indian
Last updated on October 25, 2015


The Mitchell Museum of the American Indian is one of the few museums in the United States focused exclusively on the history, culture and arts if the Native Peoples of North America. Its sole purpose is to promote and share a deeper understanding of Native American peoples through the collection, preservation and interpretation of their traditional and contemporary art and material culture.

The Museum's collection includes archaeological, ethnographic and art objects of North American and Inuit (Eskimo) peoples from all time periods, from Paleo-Indian period through the present. The Museum serves as a resource for the Evanston community, for the greater Chicago area and its schools, for Native peoples and for researchers from other institutions. The Museum is dedicated to work collaboratively with each of these constituencies in all of its activities including collections care, exhibitions, guided tours, lectures, demonstrations, workshops, loan programs and docent training.

The Mitchell Museum of the American Indian was founded in 1977 through a gift to Kendall College of approximately 3000 objects by John M. and Betty Seabury Mitchell. Since that time, the collection has grown through gifts and purchases to include more than 10,000 objects. In 1977, the Museum moved from the Kendall College campus to a free-standing building formerly housing the Terra Museum of American Art. With this new space, the Mitchell Museum has been able to greatly expand its exhibitions and public programming. As a result, the Museum has approximately 350 members with an annual visitation of more than 7800, including more than 2800 school children. The Museum is staffed by a full-time Executive Director, a full-time Assistant Curator, and two part - time Visitor Services and Resource Development staff. These staff positions are supported by dedicated docents and volunteers who assist in many areas of the Museum's operation.

Contact people:
 Kathleen McDonald, Executive Director, (phone), (email)
Visitor Services, (phone), (email)

Main office number: (847) 475-1030

 3001 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201
This location is handicap accessible
(See a map)

Web Site: http://www.mitchellmuseum.org


 Accessible from the north line of both the Union Pacific commuter train line (Central St. station) and the CTA (Central St. station). About a mile west of Green Bay Road, and .5 mile east of Crawford Avenue. Edens Expressway. . . (more)
  Nearest Metro/Subway Stop: Central street (Evanston),
  Walk distance (in minutes): 15

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Last updated on October 25, 2015

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