Museum of Indian Culture
2825 Fish Hatchery Rd.
Allentown, PA 18103-9801
(610) 797-2121

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For 1,000 years before the Europeans arrived, the Lenni Lenape farmed the region now known as New York, eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. In fact, they are more commonly known as the Delaware Indians.

Hunters and gatherers, the Lenape consisted of three divisions: the Munsee, or Minisink, lived in the Pennsylvania Highlands and New York; the Unami, or River People, lived in the Lehigh Valley area; and the Unilatchigo, or Southern People, occupied New Jersey, Delaware, and southern Pennsylvania.

Native Americans lived much more closely in harmony with nature than did the Shouwunnok (salty people), developing strong ties to the land, water, air, plants, and animals. Thanks to the dedicated staff and supporters of the Museum, the important culture and heritage of these people can be enjoyed by visitors to the Museum of Indian Culture.

The Museum features a wide range of permanent and changing exhibits in a variety of media. As well as viewing the exhibits, visitors can participate in a number of educational programs and workshops.

Special events and exhibitions throughout the year give families and groups the opportunity to experience first hand a bit of the Lenape lifestyle through demonstrations, crafts, and activities. Visit the Museum's official website for the latest details.

Researchers, serious or casual, will find a tremendous amount of material in the Resource Center and Library.

School Groups can participate in a variety of interactive Workshops and other educational services. Teachers should call for details on these, as well as Outreach Programs -- lectures, slide presentations, etc. Similar services are available for adult groups. Groups consist of 12 or more people.

Hours: Open Friday - Sunday 10am - 4pm. May be closed around the Christmas holidays. Call to confirm before visiting. Groups scheduled by appointment only.
Adults $5.00
Seniors over 62 $4.00
Children (12-17) $4.00
Children under 12 FREE
Educational Programs and Group Tours: Call for costs and other details.
Group Reservations: At least 4 weeks in advance. The earlier the better.
Lunch: Picnic area available by reservation.
Handicapped Access: Accessible.
Directions: Rt. 73 (Skippack Pike) North to Rt. 9 (PA Tpke NE Ext.) North to Emmaus, to Rt. 29 (Cedar Crest) North to Fish Hatchery Rd. Turn right. One block on left. 60 - 90 minutes north of Philadelphia.

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