Did you know that museums and collecting institutions are only able to display a small percentage of their collections at a time? Space, resources, and the fact that many artifacts cannot stay on exhibit for long periods of time due to preservation constraints are a few of the reasons behind this sometimes frustrating visitor experience. Many museums have made creative efforts to increase a visitor’s access and to share their vast collections through open storage solutions, collection tours, and online exhibitions.
One way that the THPO is increasing their collection access is through their Artifact of the Month program. It’s a way for us to highlight unique and interesting artifacts in the collections that visitors would not normally get to see. Our Collection Staff is on the search for the most unique and interesting artifacts found within the archaeological collections and opening the door to the amazing heritage of the Tribe. Each month a new artifact will be highlighted so make sure to check back often to discover what's new...or old!
Click on the images below to view previous 2017 Artifacts of the Month