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Longyear Museum of Anthropology

The museum is a unique teaching collection of archaeological and ethnographic materials from Africa, Oceania, and the pre-Columbian cultures of North, Central, and South America.
The exhibition titled 'Local Legacies: A Look at the Material Culture of Indigenous Peoples in the Hamilton, NY Area,' at the Hamilton Public Library curated by two Colgate University students. It explores Native American archaeological and contemporary objects from the collections of Colgate's Longyear Museum of Anthropology.
Colgate's own collections of archaeological artifacts are the foundation of the museum. The collections are strongest in Northeastern archaeological materials as well as pre-Columbian sculpture of Mexico and the Andes. The Longyear Museum typically mounts four or more exhibitions each academic year. The exhibitions draw upon the Longyear's own collections, as well as loans from museum, gallery, and private collections. The exhibition program aims to demonstrate the rich artistic heritage of indigenous peoples past and present; show that indigenous peoples exist today and continue to produce objects of beauty; and showcase contemporary art produced within non-European cultures. On a regular basis, the Longyear attempts to exhibit the traditional and contemporary arts of the Haudenosaunee or Iroquois people who are indigenous to this area.

About the Longyear Museum
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Contact Information

Phone: 315-228-6643
E-mail: longyear@colgate.edu
Address: Longyear Museum of Anthropology
Colgate University
13 Oak Drive
115 Alumni Hall
Hamilton, NY 13346

Anja Chávez
Director of University Museums
Phone: 315-228-6303
E-mail: achavez@colgate.edu

Christy DeLair
Assistant Curator
Phone: 315-228-6643
E-mail: cdelair@colgate.edu

Sarah Horowitz
Curatorial Assistant
Phone: 315-228-6483
E-mail: shorowitz@colgate.edu

Hours and Admission

  • Tues–Fri, 10 am–5 pm
    Sat and Sun, noon–5 pm
    Closed Mondays and major holidays.
Also by appointment.
Admission is free and open to the public.