Welcome Center

2013 FALL HOURS
Mon: 10am - 5pm
Wed: 10am - 5pm
Fri: 10am - 5pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed
Closed for Lunch: 12-1pm
Closed on Federal Holidays
Will open on Tuesday, Thursday, and week-ends by request.

VISION STATEMENT

1926 class

Vision

The Haskell Cultural Center and Museum is dedicated in remembrance of the first Haskell students in 1884, and to all students who have attended Haskell.

The vision of the Haskell Cultural Center and Museum is to serve as a steward of living American Indian materials and traditions. The museum provides present day and historical information regarding American Indian culture through art, exhibitions, educational programs, and research. 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Haskell Cultural Center and Museum is to truthfully tell the story of Haskell’s evolution from a government boarding school to a four-year university for American Indian students. The Haskell Cultural Center and Museum is a place of living heritage and serves as a teaching facility for Haskell students, staff, faculty, and alumni, as well as the general public.

Values

  • Place of cross-cultural exchange and understanding of human rights
  • Celebrating other cultures and involving other cultures
  • Environmental consciousness and direct experience with nature and wildlife to explore and discover nature’s complexity and variety
  • Community-based participation
  • Decentralization of authority
  • Service to the community
  • Changing people’s lives!
  • Honesty and truth in exhibitions and programs
  • Accountability
  • Communication
  • Loyalty and integrity
  • Respect for others
  • Balance
  • Relationships/partnerships/collaboration
  • Diversity, many voices, multiple interpretations
  • Life-long learning

Ethics

  • Ethics provides a guide of truths about acceptable activities.
  • Museums are a place of public trust whose value depends on quality of service to the community.
  • Social change affects ethics—concern for right action, right representation, and equal and fair treatment for all.
  • Ethics are based on the core values of the museum.