Exhibits
We focus exclusively on the history, culture, and arts of American Indians across the United States, Canada, and the Arctic.
Events
Check out our one-of-a-kind events that include programs for all ages.
Exhibits
We focus exclusively on the history, culture, and arts of American Indians across the United States, Canada, and the Arctic.
Events
Check out our one-of-a-kind events that include programs for all ages.

Small Business Saturday on Central Street

Tomorrow is Small Business Saturday and we will be joining our @centralstreetevanston neighbors to celebrate! For tomorrow only, we will be offering 2-for-1 Admissions all day. As always, our Museum members and Tribal Citizens (with id) are FREE! Click for the full list of participating businesses 
 
We still have our FALL SALE going on! Select items in our gift shop are 10% off. We also have a lot of new items in our shop. View our online store here

Join us for a live conversation to discuss the nationwide movement to recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day in honor of Native American Heritage Month.

This event will be livestreamed at www.facebook.com/PresidentPreckwinkle.

Moderator:
Les Begay, Diné, Indigenous Peoples’ Day Coalition, Illinois
 
Panelists:
Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County Board President
Alaina E. Roberts, Assistant Professor of History, University of Pittsburgh
Yahtiley Phoenix, Cherokee Nation Eastern Band, Indigenous Strong
Jen Hunt, Descendant of Choctaw Nation, Indigenous Strong
Dr. Fred L. Gardaphe, Professor of Italian American Studies, Queens College, City University of New York, and the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute

 

Join us for our signature award presentation honoring significant contributions to Native American society, culture, and history.

The Mitchell Museum’s annual awards honor Dr. Carlos Montezuma, a Chicago physician and Native American activist; Woodrow “Woody” Crumbo, a Native American artist, dancer, and flute player; and Elizabeth Seabury Mitchell, one of the founders of the Mitchell Museum.

 

“In reopening, our first priority is the safety of our visitors and staff, so we are following the guidelines of the CDC, the State of Illinois, and the City of Evanston and enacting new policies to keep everyone healthy.”
-Mary L. Smith, Interim Executive Director
 
Limited Hours: Starting August 14, 2021, we will be open:
Wednesdays 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturdays 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
 
Timed-entry Ticketing: On-site ticket sales will be available but visitors are encouraged to purchase their tickets online ahead of visiting the Museum. Timed entry tickets are available below!
 
Face Mask: Visitors will be required to wear a mask, that covers both face and nose while visiting MMAI. Face masks will be available.
 
Social Distancing: We will continue to encourage social distancing and reminders to keep 6-ft from other guests will be throughout the museum.
 
Personal Hygiene: New hand sanitizing stations will be strategically placed throughout the museum for visitors. Restroom soap dispensers will be continuously filled.
 
Enhanced cleaning procedures: Housekeeping staff are increasing the amount of cleaning they do and all staff and volunteers will be routinely cleaning throughout the day

The Mitchell Museum of the American Indian (MMAI) was instrumental in advocating for Evanston to become the first Illinois city to recognize Indigenous People’s Day.  This year, MMAI will shine a light on one of the darkest chapters for Indigenous Communities across Turtle Island: U.S. Indian Boarding Schools and Canadian Residential Schools.  This educational event will explore the government policies enacted, highlight the resiliency of survivors, and discuss the lingering traumatic effects on Indigenous communities.  

Click for the link to recordings and additional resources

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