Blog: Mt Kearsarge Indian Museum, Warner

10 Sep 2018 3:07 PM | Kelly Bryer (Administrator)

by GSA Margaret Minnon, Comfort Inn Concord Class of 2011


To learn the history/culture of Native Americans Indians enticed sixteen NHGSAs to tour the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum, Warner, NH, on September 6 ... a warm, sultry day.

 

Graciously received by our guides Larry Checchi, Museum Educator  and Denise Hoffman, Museum Program Director, we were greeted with muffins and coffee. We began in the private Contemporary Art Gallery, featuring native American artists Faith C. Bullock and her son, Jacob Gina.  No picture taking allowed.   A short film showed the beginnings of the museum.  

In 1929 Chief Silverstar visit a second grade classroom; this and upon finding an arrowhead, committed student, Charles Bud Thompson, to a life long love of the American Indian.  In 1991 Charles 'Bud' Thompson and wife Nancy co-founded the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum. Nancy is credited for the museum's Circle of Life layout...No beginning, no end. 

Upon entering the museum's circle of Life (no flash picture taking allowed to preserve artifacts) we were introduced to  displays of Indian history/culture of The Northeast Region, Southeast Region, Southwest Region, California & Great Basin Region, Great Plains Region and the Pacific Northwest and Alaska region. 

NORTHEAST REGION



SOUTHEAST REGION


SOUTHWEST REGION


CALIFORNIA & GREAT BASIN REGION


GREAT PLAINS

  

PACIFIC NORTHWEST & ALASKA


MEDICINE WOODS TRAIL

  

The trail showed how "Native Americans revered and utilized nature as the source of all natural materials needed to sustain and enhance life...natives historically used plants for food, medicine, dye, shelter and tools." More than 100 species of plants along  the wooded trail.



ARBORETUM

        

Has 40+ varieties of trees, shrubs and flowers.  All named and numbered to correspond to accompanied pamphlet.

MT. KEARSARGE INDIAN MUSEUM
18 Highlawn Road, Warner, NH.
www.indianmuseum.org

OPEN:
May 1 to October 31 and weekends during November.  Hours: 10-5 Monday - Saturday and  12-5 Sundays

ADMISSION:
Members free, Adults $9, Seniors/Students $8, Children 6-12 $7, Under 6 free.  Native American free, Active Military free, 10% off with AAA or AARP membership.

SPECIAL EVENTS:
POW WOW - 2nd week in July
HARVEST MOON & NATURE-FEST - October 25

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON OTHER EVENTS OR MUSEUM:
TELEPHONE  603-456-2600  Ext 226
EMAIL            education@indianmuseum.org
VOLUNTEERS WELCOMED
EMAIL             volunteer@indianmuseum.org

The museum hosts School Groups, Scouting Groups, Bus Tours, Senior and Special Interest Groups.

                                   

MISSION STATEMENT
"The Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum, Educational and Cultural Center is dedicated to connect people of today with 20,000 years of ongoing native American cultural expressions...embraces cultural diversity and encourages responsible environmental action based on respect for nature..."  We, the 16 New Hampshire Granite State Ambassadors attendees wish to thank our Hosts and Guides for a most pleasurable, informative and enjoyable day at the Museum and Grounds.

View all the photos from our trip at https://photos.app.goo.gl/v5kdgvtr84HmHsUL8

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