Last updated: 6/23/2011
Dragoon, Arizona
Street Address
2100 North Amerind Road
Dragoon, AZ 85609
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 400
Dragoon, AZ 85609
phone: 520-586-3666
fax: 520-586-4679
e-mail: amerind@amerind.org
web: www.amerind.org
Hours
Sunday, Tuesday - Saturday10 AM - 4 PM
Mondayclosed
Closed major holidays.
Admissions
Adults $8.00
Seniors (60 and up) $7.00
Youth 12-18 $5.00
Children under 12 Free
Group Rate :
Available for tours and groups of 8 or more persons only if pre-registered : please call (520) 586-3666
Services
Gift Shop
Staff
John A. Ware, Executive Director
Cheryl Johnston, Education Coordinator
Jill Williams, Marketing Coordinator
Carol Charnley, Museum Coordinator
Eric Kaldahl, Chief Curator
Carol Breton, Office Manager
Sally Newland, Librarian
Stephanie Baughman, Education Coorordinator
Karen Peitsmeyer, Public Relations
phone: 520-586-3666
Description

Amerind Museum exhibitions tell the story of America's first peoples from Alaska to South America and from the last Ice Age to the present. Amerind's Fulton-Hayden Memorial Art Gallery features works on western themes by such artists as Harrison Begay, Carl Oscar Borg, William Leigh, Frederic Remington, and Andy Tsihnahjinnie. The museum store offers southwestern arts, crafts, and books on prehistory, history, and Native American cultures. The museum and art gallery are housed in Spanish Colonial Revival style buildings designed by noted Tucson architect Merritt Starkweather.
The Amerind experience is more than art and artifacts. On Native Arts weekends, Amerind visitors will find Indian artists demonstrating their skills in the museum's main gallery. The Amerind also has a comprehensive hands-on education program for children of all ages, and special events and openings are a periodic feature of the Amerind calendar. Many people come to Amerind to experience the native plants, birds, and solitude of the high desert. A secluded picnic area offers a quiet retreat amidst the massive granite boulders of Texas Canyon.

Mission

Founded in 1937 by William Shirley Fulton, the Amerind Foundation is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) anthropological and archaeological museum and research center dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of Native American cultures and their histories. Located in spectacular Texas Canyon in the Little Dragoon Mountains of southeastern Arizona, the Amerind houses one of the finest private collections of Native American art and artifacts in the country.

History

The Amerind Foundation was founded in 1937 by William Shirley Fulton (1880-1964) as a private, nonprofit archaeological research institution. A native of Connecticut, Fulton became interested in archaeology as a young man. Several trips to Arizona between 1906 and 1917 permanently captured his attention in the Southwest. Throughout the 1920s Fulton regularly traveled west from his New England home, heading into the southwestern mountains, as well as the canyons and mesa country to explore for archaeological sites.

Library

Access: Scholars

Appointment required: Yes

Services

Gift Shop

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