Agua Caliente Cultural Museum
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219 South Palm Canyon Dr.
|Director||Martin Hammond, Ph.D.|
|Public transit access||
Lines 111, 30, 14
|Website||Aqua Caliente Cultural Museum|
The museum was established in 1991.
Among the collections of the museum are:
- Off-site Exhibitions – the museum sponsors exhibits at various institutions. Presently exhibits are at:
- Spa Resort Casino Hotel Lobby (Palm Springs) on the spiritual Wahaatukicnikic Tetayaw (Blue Frog) living at the Agua Caliente Hot Spring
- California State University San Bernardino, Palm Desert Campus about Native Americans competing in sports
- Palm Springs City Hall, showing major milestones and events of Cahuilla people history
- Core exhibitions
- Cahuilla Culture and History
- The Florence Patencio Collection, about a significant cultural leader of the community
- Online exhibitions
- Featured exhibitions
Preservation of artifacts
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The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians sponsors the museum.
The museum is located at 219 South Palm Canyon Drive (downtown Palm Springs) between Areanas Road and Baristo Road. Public transportation via SunLine Transit is available on lines 111, 30 and 14. Administrative offices and a 1,200 volume reference library are at 901 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Suite C-204, Palm Springs, CA 92262.
- The Spirit 
Activities and recognition
The museum participates in the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) Museum Assessment Program; and it received a first-place award in the AAM 2010 Publications Design Competition for its 2009–2010 Museum Program Brochure and Program Announcement Cards (designed by JCRR Design).
- American Heritage "Agua Caliente Cultural Museum"
- SunLine Transit: Destinations
- OCLC 58801355
- Smithsonian Affiliations
- AAM MAP at 30
- AAM Calendars of Events (budgets greater than $750,000 category)
- Visit to Palm Springs: Collaboration between the UCLA/Getty Master’s Program and the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum April 21, 2011
- Jones & Jones: Work: Agua Caliente Cultural Museum
- Browne, Mildred; Milanovich, Richard; Patencio, Ray; Bean,Lowell John (c. 2004). Through you, my ancient people, I am. Palm Springs, CA: Agua Caliente Cultural Museum. p. 24. OCLC 63706039.
- Huell Howser (c. 2005). Palm Springs Week (DVD). Beverly Hills, CA: Huell Howser Productions. OCLC 367609451.
- Niemann, Greg (2006). "44, Preserving the Past". Palm Springs Legends: creation of a desert oasis. San Diego, CA: Sunbelt Publications. pp. 263–4. ISBN 978-0-932653-74-1. OCLC 61211290. (here for Table of Contents)
- Aqua Caliente Cultural Museum – official site OCLC 271920000
- Online Archive of California – Aqua Caliente Cultural Museum
- Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians: Cultural History
- Museums USA.org Agua Caliente Cultural Museum
- Organizational Profile – National Center for Charitable Statistics (Urban Institute)