Native American Museum and Interpretive Room
Debuting Saturday, September 1st
Open Daily 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
See the newly refurbished Native American Museum and Interpretive room in the West Wing Museum Building.
Explore authentic artifacts, music, and interactive station. Great for all ages! Learn about the past and present.
Home to the Acjachemen Nation
Long before the Spanish arrived to build Mission San Juan Capistrano, the land of Orange County was home to the Acjachemen people. For thousands of years, the Acjachemen culture and way of life thrived because they understood their survival was interconnected with the natural world. The oak woodlands, valley meadows, river marshes and ocean were their supermarket, pharmacy, and hardware store. The native Acjachemen viewed the land as something sacred that needed to be protected and carefully used to insure the livelihood of their people.