Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Tohono O’odham Nation opens new $15,000,000 Cultural Center & Museum

A new cultural center and museum has been opened in southern Arizona by the Tohono O’odham Nation. The complex, which is located in Topawa, approximately 60 miles southwest of Tucson, includes a community cultural and educational center with artists’ studios in support of a residency program, a special-collections cultural archive and two artifact repositories. An open amphitheater with a covered patio and a storytelling circle complete the current layout.

The museum houses ancient artifacts and cultural items that have been returned ot the tribe by other Arizona museum that had displayed or held them.

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