Real Name
Barona Cultural Center and Museum
About My Library
The Barona Cultural Center & Museum’s Research Library offers a wide range of materials that document Native American history, culture, and art.

Although the Research Library collects materials on all indigenous peoples of the Americas, the strength of the collection is Southern and Baja California Native American communities.

Research assistance is available by appointment only however the library is open during regular operating hours of the Barona Cultural Center & Museum, Tuesday-Friday, 12pm to 5pm, and Saturday 10am to 4pm.

About Me
The Barona Cultural Center & Museum is dedicated to preserving the Native American culture and history of San Diego County. With more than 3,000 artifacts, listening alcoves, photographic displays, and archives, the museum’s historic treasures unfold many fascinating and inspiring stories of the Kumeyaay/Diegueño experience.

As San Diego County’s only museum on an Indian reservation dedicated to the perpetuation and presentation of the local Native culture, the Barona Museum offers a unique educational journey for visitors of all ages. The museum’s collection represents thousands of years of history—some objects dating as far back as 10,000 years—and it demonstrates the artistry and skill of the hemisphere’s first inhabitants.

The Barona Cultural Center & Museum showcases maps and treaties of ancient Tribal territories, interactive displays of Kumeyaay/Diegueño life, listening alcoves featuring sounds and songs of ancient Native American life and exhibits that illustrate important industries of the people, such as basketry, pottery making, and flaking of stone tools.

The museum’s collection includes everyday items such as coiled baskets and grinding stones, ceramic and shell objects (some ceremonial), and currency. Research materials are also available. Our library houses over a thousand books, including some that are rare and out-of-print, and we have an extensive archive of photos and historical documents to help visitors discover more about how the ancient ancestors lived.
Lakeside, CA
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