Stewart Indian School Cultural Center & Museum

The vision becomes reality!

Open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed on weekends, state, and federal holidays)


Land Acknowledgement: We acknowledge the traditional homelands of the Wa She Shu (Washoe), Numu (Northern Paiute, Newe (Western Shoshone), and Nuwu (Southern Paiute) people of Nevada. This includes the 27 bands, tribal nations, and colonies that exist as sovereign nations and continue as stewards to this land. We appreciate the opportunity to live and learn on these Indigenous homelands.

Our hearts are breaking: Just as the world is processing news of the children’s remains found at the Canadian residential schools, alumni and families of the Stewart Indian School in Carson City, Nevada, recognize that similar losses of children’s lives happened at boarding schools in the US. The alumni are working with the staff of the Stewart Indian School Cultural Center & Museum to document the children and we are working on ways to help the alumni to process their emotions from this news. The goal of our museum is to honor the children who attended the school, tell the truth about their experiences, and help the alumni, their families, and their communities to heal.

Helping to heal from Historical Trauma:
• Helping Stewart alumni and families process grief about recent news
• Hosting Remembrance Run August 14, Kutoven Stevens honoring great-grandfather Frank Quinn, former Stewart student

Supporting Nevada tribal nations and honoring event
• Providing boarding school historical information to schools

• Researching and documenting students who attended Stewart to comply with Secretary of Interior Deb Haaland’s initiative
•  August 14th  – Remembrance Run

Thank you for these grants and donations:

We are pleased to announce that Stewart Indian School Cultural Center & Museum has been awarded a WESTAF Regional Arts Resilience Fund grant award in the amount of $74,000. This was a highly competitive process, during a very challenging time. The individuals involved in the selection process recognized the crucial role our organization plays in our community and for the larger field—regionally and nationally. This grant is made possible through support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

In addition to this WESTAF grant, our museum has received:
WESTAF CARES Act Grant of $20,000
Nevada Humanities Council grant of $7,500
Jan Leonard and family donation of $50,000
Sandy and Nathan Miller donation of $15,000
Jennifer Webley Foundation donation of $20,000
Team Awesome, Gardnerville donation of $625