A respect for the earth and all living things is central to the Native American way of life and this is reflected throughout Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum. Situated on 12.5-acres, MKIM is just 1 mile up Kearsarge Mountain Road in Warner, NH. Outdoors you will find the Medicine Wood Trail, the Betsy Janeway Arboretum and activity area with spectacular view of the Mink Hills.
Inside the Museum exhibits allow visitors to travel through time and space - displaying artifacts and presenting information on prehistoric to contemporary Native Americans from every corner of the North American continent. MKIM is always adding to and changing exhibits. This, along with workshops, lectures and special events, gives visitors a reason to return often. MKIM - one circle, 1000 stories. Experience it!
Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum is dedicated to connecting people with ongoing American Indian cultural expression and encouraging responsible environmental action based on respect for nature. Native Americans revered and utilized nature as the source of all raw material needed to sustain and enhance life. The Medicine Woods provides an opportunity to learn about the natural environment and some of the ways Natives historically used plants for food, medicine, dye, shelter and tools. Be sure to pick up your guide in the mail box as you enter the Medicine Woods.
ARBORETUM AND ACTIVITY AREA
Our Arboretum area is based on unique resources from Charles “Bud” Thompson. As a young man, Bud worked at Arnold Arboretum in Boston, Massachusetts. When Bud opened the Museum, he knew he wanted an Arboretum to continue providing educational experiences for visitors, school children and the surrounding community. Be sure to pick up your guide in the mail box as you enter the activity center.