The Makah Cultural and Research Center’s (MCRC) Archives/Library Department received a grant titled, Tribal Memories, from the Institute of Museum and Library Service (IMLS) Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services Program for $44,111. The Tribal Memories Grant will fund the digitization of at least 400 photographs important to the tribe and digitally restore at least 200 images. Quarterly Photo Nights at the Museum will provide a forum for community members to share their traditional knowledge, memories and stories with others as they view the digital images. This project will also fund photograph preservation consultation to community members to ensure important tribal resources are being preserved.
Welcome to the new website for the Museum at the Makah Cultural and Research Center. On your next visit to Neah Bay, put the Museum down as a place to visit on your adventure. The Museum is a great place to start so that you can learn about the Makah people and our traditions. It will give you context as you explore our beaches, trails and waters so you can see things the way our people do and have for thousands of years. We also offer classes and guided tours. Learn to carve or weave our traditional ways. Call ahead to make reservations. We are willing to bet that you will be pleasantly surprised and impressed at the quality of the presentation of the exhibits and history of the Makah people. Don’t forget to check out the gift shop while you are here. It is a lovely place to find souvenirs to remind you of your wonderful journey here on the Makah Reservation.