A Center for Everyone
The People of This Land
The Chumash Indian Museum is a historical site and living history center. This museum is dedicated to restoring and preserving an awareness of the Chumash people and their historical, cultural, material and present-day influence, as well as the natural environment and historical significance of this site. Through exhibits, events, and educational programs, the Chumash Indian Museum serves as a gathering place for a partnership with the native and non-native communities connecting the past with the present to continue our shared future.
The museum grounds were damaged during the 2018 Woolsey fire. We are collecting donations to help cover the cost of repair. Please visit our GoFundMe for details on what was damaged and how your money can help. 
  1. Rebuilding the Village
    9am-12pm. Our replica village was destroyed during the Woolsey fire. With your help we will be rebuilding it for many generations to enjoy!
  2. Archaeology Day
    Join us for our 3nd annual Archaeology Day! This year we are highlighting indigenous archaeology. Kids will learn the importance of archaeology by exploring fun activities. Talks by archaeologists start at 12pm & 1pm.
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All Events
  1. LEARN
    Explore exhibits on the history of the Chumash people. Attend a lecture about modern Chumash culture. Bring a classroom to see and hear firsthand the story of Native American culture.
  2. SHOP
    Browse our gift shop for educational, artistic and decorative items which embrace Chumash culture and the natural world.
    Walk the grounds to experience an oak woodland. Stop by the Chumash demonstration village. See the remains of a local homestead from years past. Enjoy a picnic lunch amongst the trees.
Help Support the Museum
Bring Your Talents
Become a member and be notified first about special events, get tickets to attend our Speaker Series, participate in workshops and get discounts in our Gift Shop
We are looking for a few good folks! Assist with school field trips, provide information in our galleries and help manage our collections.
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