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National Museum of the American Indian - The George Gustav Heye Center

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by Jessica Mousseau (subscribe)
Jessica Mousseau is a copywriter & copy editor from the United States. Her work can be viewed at: www.jessicamousseau.com.
Published June 27th 2011


The George Gustav Heye Center is located adjacent to Battery Park at One Bowling Green. Admission is free and the museum is open 10am to 5pm Sunday to Wednesday, Friday & Saturday. The museum is open till 8pm on Thursday. For those who are handicapped and/or in a wheelchair, the museum is fully accessible.

There are several ongoing exhibitions at the museum, however the Infinity of Nations Exhibition will be there until October 25, 2020. This collection has nearly 700 works of Native American Art from both North & South America. Some of the most popular pieces include traditional headdresses. Additional ideas include tribal robes, a woman's parka, a hand drum, a hand-woven basket and a hand-painted gourd.

The museum is named for George Gustav Heye, who was a popular Native American artifact collector in the early 1900's. He opened the first museum in 1922; that museum was closed in 1994. The George Gustav Heye Center is a National Historical Landmark. With over 20,000 square feet of Native American artifacts, visitors are given the opportunity to learn more about these people for free.
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Why? Because learning about other cultures is important
When: Whenever museum is open
Where: George Gustav Heye Center
Cost: Free
Comments
From reading this, it sounds impressive. It is lovely to see you celebrating the native american spirit and culture. I would like to learn more about their people, their heritage and their healing ways.
By Jody Kimber - senior reviewer
Saturday, 9th of July @ 03:54 am
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