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We’re Open!

11am-2pm

We’ve reopened the Museum Store and Kinship Café for limited hours, Tuesday through Saturday, 11am-2pm. Kinship Café is offering take-out orders only, with a limited menu. Click here to review the menu. Call 541.429.7702 to have your order ready upon arrival. Plus, you’ll find lots of fresh, new merchandise for late summer and early fall in the Museum Store. You can still enjoy FREE shipping at our online store.

The permanent exhibits are not open.

Please note that safety measures will be in force with masks and social distancing required. We look forward to seeing everyone again!

UPCOMING EXHIBITS & EVENTS

Under Construction

October 01 - December 19

We are excited to be renovating our facility’s exterior, putting on a new roof, and tending to
overdue building maintenance. Please excuse the disarray and any inconvenience while we make these much-needed upgrades. The results will be fantastic!

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Permanent Exhibits To Open On Fridays!

November 06 - December 31

We’re celebrating Fridays beginning November 6! Every Friday, Tamástslikt will open the permanent exhibits from 11am-4pm. And with the holidays approaching, the Museum Store is extending its hours. Shop from 11am-4pm, Tuesday-Saturday! Kinship Café is getting in on the festivities adding their popular housemade Salmon Corn Chowder to the take-out menu every Friday, available 11am-2pm.  Reservations for groups of 10 or more people are welcome Tuesday-Saturday by calling 541.429.7706.

Please note that safety measures will be in force with masks and social distancing required.

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FREE First Friday!

November 06
11am-4pm

On the first Friday of every month, admission is free to visit the permanent exhibits. Kinship Café serves three take-out items, Indian Tacos, $10, Frybread with your choice of huckleberry jam or plain, $6, and Salmon Corn Chowder (8 oz. cup), $5. Lunch is available from 11am-2pm. The exhibits and the Museum Store are open from 11am-4pm.

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Black Friday Extennnnnnnded! Up to 70% off!

November 27 - December 04

We’re kicking off the holiday shopping season with discounts up to 70% off on Friday, Nov. 27 – and the discounts continue through Dec. 4!  It’s a whole week of Black Fridays! Remember, the Museum Store is open 11am-2pm, Tuesday-Saturday, and beginning in November, it will be open 11am-4pm, Tuesday-Saturday.

Offer may not be combined with any other discounts/offers.

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PERMANENT EXHIBITS

WE WERE

Watch and listen for Spilyáy, the magical Coyote of Legend-Time. Find Spilyáy in Tamástslikt’s major galleries: We Were, We Are and We Will Be. Tamástslikt is a storyline museum and therefore does not merely document artifacts. In the SEASONAL ROUND, the Natítayt (the people) follow the pre-contact lifestyle of subsistence in the abundant natural world, reflecting its balance and order. Ambient sounds take the visitor to another time. Visitors will hear horses rumbling across the grassy plateau, storytellers in the winter lodge, the bell and worshipers in the church. They will hear a recreation of the 1855 Treaty Council of Walla Walla in the tribal language. Audio, artistry and historic images, rare and beautiful artifacts create a broad sensory experience depicting our Tribal world.

WE ARE

Our Tribes are alive and prospering today. Tribal people have survived and thrive in the contemporary world. WE ARE features our resilient people as soldiers and warriors, players in government and the regional economy, leaders in salmon recovery success, balancing the modern with traditions, and still abiding by the Law of the Salmon.

WE WILL BE

Achievements, aspirations, and concerns of the tribal community are voiced in WE WILL BE. Cháwna mun na’ámta–We will never fade.

COYOTE THEATER

The 10-minute introductory Coyote Theater is open for visitors to enjoy. Spilyáy, the magical coyote dominates the story, expressing wisdom and foolishness in a comic exposition of how the world came to be as it is today. Witness Spilyay as he vanquishes the forces of destruction and saves the traditional foods for the Natítyayt.  Coyote Theater is accessible with admission.