The new Stewart Indian School Cultural Center and Museum is now open to the public!
Beginning January 13, 2020, we will be open Monday-Friday, from 10 am to 5 pm. Check out the beautifully renovated former Stewart administration building and the former post office. Learn about Stewart’s 90-year history from the perspective of the Stewart students.
Also announcing our first showing of the Great Basin Native Artists called “Indigenous Voices of the Great Basin”
in the new Wa-Pai-Shone Art Gallery
Curated by Melissa Melero-Moose, Fallon Paiute/Modoc mixed media visual artist and founder of the Great Basin Native Artists Association. This show will be available from January 20-October 1, 2020.
Watch for our Grand Opening Celebration of the new museum on May 9, 2020
Welcome to the Stewart Indian School web site. The Stewart Indian School served as the only off-reservation Indian boarding school in Nevada from 1890 through 1980, and its stone buildings are an icon of education and life for many American Indians in the West. In 1985 the school was listed in the National Register of Historic Places as a Historic District and is currently managed by the State of Nevada.
The new Cultural Center & Museum features an exhibition about the unique history of the Stewart Indian School, and a research room where researchers and alumni can find archival information about the school’s 90 year history.
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Help Support Stewart Indian School!
The Stewart Indian School changed the course of generations of American Indians and has connected the people of this state and this nation forever, leaving a cultural legacy for the future. Please consider making a donation today to preserve the Stewart Indian School and ensure the legacy lives on.
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Stewart Indian School Preservation Alliance
The Stewart Indian School Preservation Alliance’s mission is to promote, fundraise, advocate, and support the Nevada Indian Commission (“NIC”)’s efforts to protect and preserve the history of the Stewart Indian School (“Stewart”) in Carson City, as the only non-reservation Indian boarding school in Nevada.
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