Located on Hatteras Island on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, the Frisco
Native American Museum and Natural History Center is a non-profit educational
foundation created for the purpose of preserving Native American artifacts, art,
Housed in a building with a 100 years of history, the Frisco Native American
Museum & Natural History Center contains a nationally recognized collection
of Native American artifacts, exhibits, and natural history displays.
Galleries filled with native art wind through the facility and include
information on Native Americans across the United States as well as artifacts
from the first inhabitants of Hatteras Island. Local finds include a dug-out
canoe discovered on museum property as well as items recovered from the site of
East Carolina University's archaeological dig at Buxton Village.
In addition to traditional exhibits and tours, the museum's activities also
include Native American workshops, Scout badge work, school science projects,
Native American studies, programs for the visually impaired, senior citizen
seminars, and special events such as the Annual
Inter-Tribal Powwow, a traditional, inter-tribal celebration with emphasis on the sharing of cultures
and the opportunity to gather on ancestral grounds.