Welcome to the Karuk Tribe People's Center Museum

Mission Statement:

As the Museum and Cultural Center of the Karuk Tribe, the People’s Center Museum is devoted to the preservation, promotion and celebration of Karuk history, language, traditions and living culture.

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Opened in September 2002, the Karuk People's Center is a 5,000 square foot facility that includes an exhibition gallery, a gift shop, a Basketweaving classroom, a library, a collection's storage area and the Karuk Language Program Office.


Basket Weaving:  Classes are held in the weaving room in the People's Center every Sunday from 12:00 to 3:00 pm and are led by master Karuk basket weaver, Wilverna Reece. Although not a requirement, attendees are encouraged to bring their own material for weaving. Students learn about materals traditional to Karuk Basketry, how to weave open and closed weave baskets and how to prepare materials.


The People’s Center is open Monday through Saturday from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm and closed for lunch from 1:00 to 1:30 pm.

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Dugout Canoe Exhibit in the Museum

For more information: Contact the Karuk Tribe People's Center Museum & Gift Shop at 530-493-1600 x2202

Peoples center Museum FlyerLibrary information: http://www.karuk.us/index.php/departments/libraries

Contact information:

Karuk Tribe People’s Center Museum & Gift Shop
64236 Second Ave. / P.O. Box 1016
Happy Camp, CA. 96039
(530) 493-1600 
Fax (530) 493-2564



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