Kumeyaay-Ipai Interpretive center Poway, CA

Welcome to the Kumeyaay-Ipai Interpretive Center

A local Native American cultural and historical site located in Poway, CA


 

New Schedule: Beginning June 1, 2016
Open for tours the second Saturday
of the month from 10 am - 1 pm

The Kumeyaay-Ipai Interpretive Center of Pauwai (Poway) is a five acre site rich in the local history of the Kumeyaay-Ipai Indian tribes. Follow the trails past ramadas, interpretive signage, native gardens and a replica of an 'ewaa (native Kumeyaay house). Morteros (grinding stones ) left by the original Kumeyaay inhabitants still remain on this historic site. Also visit the new Education Center to view artifacts and other interesting historical items and photos.

Docent-led tours for the public are held on the second Saturday of the month between 10:00 a.m. until 1 pm.

Docent led school tours are available Thursdays and Fridays, between 9 and noon. For more information visit http://poway.org/372/Tours

The City of Poway began acquiring the various parcels which comprise the Center beginning in 1987 to preserve the site as a significant American Indian cultural site. The Friends of the Kumeyaay, the San Pasqual Band of Indians, and the City of Poway have worked together to develop a vision for the property and to develop a replica Kumeyaay village.

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Upcoming Events

Archeological
Illustration Class

Saturday June 4th
8 to 12 PM
More information

Donna Walker, illustrator and artist, will teach an illustration Class at the Kumeyaay Ipai Interpretive Center. Students will be taught to draw various Kumeyaay-style structures on the center’s grounds, along with a variety of artifacts.


Become a volunteer docent at the Kumeyaay-Ipai Interpretive Center!
More information


See photos of our recent
basketry class



 

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