Tamástslikt Cultural Institute tells the story of three American Indian Tribes, the Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla, who for more than 10,000 years inhabited the Plateau region of the Pacific Northwest, U.S.A. They welcomed and assisted the Lewis and Clark Expedition in 1803-1806 and Clark documented the contacts in his journal. Some 40 years later, the Oregon Trail cut through the heart of their homelands.
Tamástslikt brings the story alive with a 14,000 square foot exhibit space that incorporates artifacts, photography, video and interactive multi-media in world class exhibits. Events like the Kidz Pow Wow, gallery talks, and a junior art competition allow visitors to immerse themselves into Tribal culture. The Museum Store sells American Indian art and crafts, as well as books, music, apparel, home decor, and Pendleton Woolen Mills exclusive blanket designs. Kinship Cafe serves Native-inspired lunch fare daily.
Tamástslikt Cultural Institute is open February 1-December 31 (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day), Tuesday-Saturday, from 10am-5pm.
Admission to the Museum: (all tickets good for two consecutive days!) Adults $10; Adults 55+ $9; Youth (6-17) and Students $7; Ages 5 & under Free; Family of 4 $30. Show your AAA card for $1 off admission. Free Regular Admission is extended to members of the CTUIR and Inwai Circle of Friends as well as to card-carrying members of our partner institutions: Oregon Historical Society, Fort Walla Walla Museum, and North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association℠.
Thanks to Libraries of Eastern Oregon, free passes are available at local Eastern Oregon libraries for families to visit Tamástslikt Cultural Institute. This special initiative was made possible by funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Ask about it at your local Eastern Oregon library.
Tamástslikt Cultural Institute is a Blue Star Museum admitting families of active military free of charge all year long.