The Longyear Museum of Anthropology is Colgate's on-campus anthropology museum.  

Land Acknowledgment

The Longyear Museum of Anthropology at Colgate University recognizes our collective responsibility to acknowledge our colonial history. Our campus sits on the traditional lands of the Onyota’a:ká: known as the People of the Upright Stone and Oneida Indian Nation of New York. The museum is actively committed to building relationships with the Oneida people and with other Native American tribes and nations. It is urgent that we consider the legacies of violence, displacement, migration, and settlement that bring us together today.

Plan Your Visit

Due to the global COVID-19 situation, the Longyear museum of Anthropology will be open by appointment only.

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Have some fun with University Museums BAM (Be A Maker) Activity Boxes

Students can join us for virtual art-making workshops hosted by Museum staff and regional artists represented in University Museums collections.  Click here for more details.


The Longyear collection includes archaeological and ethnological cultural heritage materials from all over the world.

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A visit to the Museum can be paired with any learning objectives.

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Keep Up With Us

Keep up with the latest happenings at the Longyear Museum of Anthropology by following our social media accounts or signing up for our email list.

Support the Museum

The support of alumni, parents, and community members helps ensure that Longyear can continue to enrich the education of the entire Colgate community.

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Donate to the museum’s collection

Visit the Museum

Admission to the Longyear Museum of Anthropology is always free and open to the public. The Museum is located on the second floor of Alumni Hall.


Mailing Address:
Longyear Museum of Anthropology
Colgate University
13 Oak Drive
115 Alumni Hall
Hamilton, NY 13346



Longyear Museum of Anthropology Staff


Gallery Hours:
Tuesday–Friday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.;
Saturday and Sunday, noon–5:00 p.m.;
Closed Mondays, major holidays, and between exhibitions.