Native American Heritage Month – Cultural Heritage Exhibition 2023

Wednesday, November 1, 2023 10:00 AM - Thursday, November 30, 2023 5:00 PM
The Grace Museum
102 Cypress Street Abilene, TX 79601

The Grace Museum is collaborating with Abilene Christian University’s Introduction to Public History: Interpreting American Pasts course to create monthly exhibitions that coincide with different cultural heritage months throughout the year. These exhibitions highlight the narratives of various cultural groups that are integral to Abilene’s history while weaving these stores into the broader historical fabric of the United States.

Alabama-Coushatta Indian Tribal Dancers, 1973-09-07, University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History,; crediting UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

George Catlin, Indian Encampment, Comanche (or Kiowa) Dressing Skins, Red River, 1846-1848, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.597

November is Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month celebrates the history, culture, traditions, and contributions of Native people in the United States. It is also a time to educate and bring awareness to the challenges Native people encountered historically and currently.

Learn about the history and culture of Native peoples in Texas and the Big Country region and how they continue their traditions and preservation of their communities and culture. 

This exhibition was curated by Kendyll Jacobs through the Public History Program at Abilene Christian University, Dr. Jeremy Elliott, Project Lead for the Paint Rock Research Initiative, and The Grace Museum.”

San Saba Mission Pictograph, Paint Rock, Texas, Photo by Dr. Jeremy Elliott

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