Barona museum preserves Native American history

Barona Cultural Center & Museum is open Tuesday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The museum will be closed on Sunday and Monday to focus on creating new exhibits and providing community outreach.

Dedicated to preserving the Native American history of San Diego County, the Barona Cultural Center & Museum houses more than 3,000 artifacts, photographic displays and archives. The museum showcases many Indian traditions, such as birdsongs, language, gatherings, gaming and artwork and highlights the Barona Band of Mission Indians.

In addition, the museum offers classes and tours for public and private schools, civic groups, clubs and other organizations.

There is no charge for tours, and admission is free.

For more information, visit www.baronamuseum.org or call 619-443-7003, extension 2.

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