of the American Indian
3001 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201
Discover the collections of the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian. The materials serve as a resource for school projects, academic research, exhibits and research. During the Museum’s regular hours, visitors are welcome to use the library resources. The collections in storage are available by appointment with the Museum’s curator.
The Mitchell Museum of the American Indian collection contains over 3000 library books and periodicals. In addition, the library also contains video and DVD holdings available to the public for viewing. The Library is currently non-circulating, but is open to the public during the museum’s regular hours of operation with paid admission to the museum:
Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm
Thursday until 8 pm
Sunday 12:00 am – 4:00 pm
No appointment is necessary, but if you have a specific research request you may make an appointment for further assistance. Contact the Curator at 847-475-1030 or click here to e-mail the museum.
The Mitchell's Collections
The Mitchell Museum of the American Indian houses over 10,000 objects carefully stored and monitored. While many objects are on display, even more are in storage to be documented and preserved for use by researchers and in future exhibitions and programs.
Access to the collections is by appointment only with the museum’s curator during the museum’s regular hours of operation: Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm, Thursday until 8 pm and Sunday 12:00 am – 4:00 pm.
The museum’s original mission is to collect, preserve, and interpret American Indian culture from North America of the Paleo-Indian period to the present. We have since limited the geographic scope to regions north of Mexico. The collection contains a wide range of materials including basketry, pottery, lithics, clothing and regalia, paintings and drawings, jewelry, rugs, katsinas, dolls, games and sports, fetishes, bead work, quill work, shields, weapons, and carvings.
For more information about the collection or information about donating objects to the collection contact our Curator at 847-475-1030 or click here to e-mail.
HOURS & ADMISSION
Tuesday – Saturday:
10am – 5pm
Thursday: 10am – 8pm
Sunday: 12pm – 4pm
Children, students, teachers, seniors: $3.00
Mitchell Members: FREE
Tribal Members: FREE
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