Keshshi. Welcome to the A:shiwi A:wan Museum and Heritage Center website.
Established by a small group of Zuni tribal members in 1992 the A:shiwi A:wan Museum and Heritage Center is a private federally registered not-for-profit 501c(3) organization dedicated to serving our community with programs and exhibits that help us reflect on our past and are relevant to our current and future interests.
As a museum and heritage center, for the people and by the people, the AAMHC works to provide learning experiences that emphasize A:shiwi ways of knowing as well as exploring modern and mainstream concepts of knowledge. In this area, the Pathways to Zuni Wisdom program is gaining national attention as an example of how our youth can learn traditional life skills and apply them to modern circumstances.
Adults can also find interesting displays and resources at the AAMHC. The old films, photo archives and collection of digitized oral history interviews are very interesting to many people. If you would like to contribute old pictures to the AAMHC we can scan them for the archive and also make digital copies for you. If you would like to conduct your own digital recorded interviews of elders and other family members we offer high quality audio recording and editing equipment for this purpose.
Art is a fundamental part
of our culture. Whether through performance, two-dimensional
or three dimensional works the AAMHC strives to broaden the
potential of artistic expression in our community. From our
collection of Zuni prehistoric art to Zuni school art exhibitions
the AAMHC provides a venue and forum for local artists to
study and reflect on the possibilities of art in our community.
If you are interested in volunteering or providing other kinds of support to the A:shiwi A:wan Museum and Heritage Center please contact us.