Originally established in 1969, the White Mountain Apache Cultural Center stands as a monument to the Tribe's historical resiliency and ongoing commitment to celebrate and perpetuate Apache heritage.
Located in the Fort Apache Historic Park, the Cultural Center serves as a repository for the Tribe's cultural heritage through the preservation of oral histories, archival materials and objects of cultural, historical and artistic significance to the White Mountain Apache people.
It is the mission of the Apache Culture Center to foster an appreciation for the history and cultural traditions of the White Mountain Apache, within the reservation community and beyond, through exhibits and educational programs.
In 1999 the Apache Culture Center established an artist in residence program to provide opportunities for promising local artists to develop their skills and present their work to the public.
The Nohwike'Bagowa Museum Shop is open during regular museum hours. The Museum Shop offers the finest White Mountain Apache Basketry, Beadwork, Crown Dancer figures and other Apache arts, a wide selection of books, and Fort Apache and White Mountain Mementos.
A visit to the Culture Center also entitles visitation to the Historic Park and Kinishba Ruins National Historic Landmark, also administered by the Tribe's Heritage Program and located five miles west of Fort Apache. There are no camping facilities available on immediate grounds. Lodging and dining are available in Whiteriver and Hon-Dah, both located North of Fort Apache on State Route 73.
Living History Walking Tours start on the first Saturday in June, then on Thursday's, Friday's and Saturday's at 2:00p.m., thru August.
Come discover the cultural , natural and historical wonders of Fort Apache and the Apache Village just outside the Apache Cultural Center & Museum.
Admission: Adults $3.00 - Students $2.00, Children Under 10 Free
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm., Summer, Monday - Saturday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.
Fort Apache is situated four miles south of Whiteriver, Arizona (headquarters of the White Mountain Apache Tribe.) To get to Fort Apache, take State Highway 73 east from Carrizo or south from Pinetop. The Fort is approximately 22 miles from the turnoff.
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