Malki Museum, Inc

California's First Museum Founded By Native Americans

Malki Museum, Inc

California's First Museum Founded By Native Americans

Malki Museum, Inc

California's First Museum Founded By Native Americans

Please bring your ID to
the front gate upon
arrival.

Address:
11795 Malki Road Morongo
Reservation Banning,
California 92220

Hours of operation:

Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Closed on Sunday and Monday.
Telephone: (951) 849-7289

It is because of the generosity of so many that Malki Museum has been able to open its doors since 1964. Become a museum member today or use the link below to send us a donation. Every donation is tax deductible under our 501(C)3 status. Thank you!

MALKI MUSEUM

Celebrating Southern California Indian Culture for over 50 years

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“Mission Statement”

“Mission Statement”

The mission of Malki Museum Inc. is to promote scholarship and cultural awareness, and to encourage preservation of Southern California Indian cultures (as well as other Indians having historical and cultural ties to Southern California) for future generations. the museum collects and displays art, artifacts, and historical materials of the Indians of the San Gorgonio Pass Area, and acts as a common meeting ground for Natives and non-Natives to learn about the past

“What Makes Malki Special”

“What Makes Malki Special”

Malki Museum is the oldest non-profit museum founded by Native Americans on a California Indian reservation, and has been the inspiration for several other Indian museums. It has a unique history and is committed to preserving the cultural traditions and history of the Cahuilla Indians and other southern California Indian tribes. Malki also founded an academic publishing press in 1965, which has printed many high quality books and materials on Native American culture, including the well-known Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology.

“Meet The Founders”

“Meet The Founders”

Meet the founders of the museum and read their extraordinary tales.

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UPCOMING

EVENTS

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Celebrating 60 years at Malki Museum!
Celebrating 60 years at Malki Museum!
2024 Calendar Available Now!
Scholarship Application 2023
Scholarship Application 2023
Apply Today
Malki Museum Scholarship Application
-Accepted year round
-Up to $500.00 per year
-Available to Native American Students to further their education!
In Honor Of Lowell Bean
In Honor Of Lowell Bean
We are sad to announce that a big figure of Malki Museum has passed away, Dr. Lowell J. Bean. As a young college grad, he came to the Morongo Indian Reservation to meet and learn about the native people of this area. He made lifelong friends with Clifford Mathews Sr., Jane Penn, and Katherine Saubel. He was a very large part of helping them with the Malki Museum and later Malki Press which has printed many books on the native people of California. He worked with many tribes to find and preserve their history and culture. He was a great man and his love for the native people that he worked with was a big part of his life.
He will be dearly missed. A message from Malki Museum Executive Vice President,
Roy Mathews Jr.

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The Malki

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