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Thanksgiving-time is the perfect time to visit the Heard Museum and learn more about Native Peoples. From a Harvest Feast dinner on Thanksgiving day and our Ornament Marketplace to shopping and our new exhibit Echoes, Fire, and Shadows, there’s something for everyone!



Harvest Feast: An Edible Gallery
Thursday, November 24

Autumn harvest festivals are a cultural universal—a time of community and friendship, a time to share the gifts of a bountiful earth with family, friends and strangers alike. This year the Heard Museum is teaming up once again with celebrated chef Freddie J. Bitsoie (Diné) for the second annual Harvest Feast, held on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 24 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  


Bitsoie's delicious and artful cuisine has been praised for its “deconstruction of current concepts and definitions of 'Native American Food.'“ He describes the theme of this year's feast as an “Edible Gallery” and “Modern Native Culinary Exploration.”  


“It's a food event designed like a museum gallery,” Chef Freddie explains, “with the interaction of tasting and discovering new foods and ingredients, while at the same time experiencing the comforts of Thanksgiving staples, fused with Native American flavors.”   


Putting a contemporary spin on time-honored traditions, Chef Freddie has devised dishes that reflect American Indian food traditions from four specific regions: the Southern Plains, Northwest, Great Lakes and Colorado Plateau/Southern Plains region. Specialties like Apple Bacon Wrapped Bison Medallions with Three Pepper Sauce and Blue Corn will share the table with Chef Freddie's own take on traditional American Thanksgiving fare with dishes such as Cedar Berry and Herb Crusted Oven Roasted Turkey with Three Berry Sauce.


Praised by Rand McNally as one of the top five Thanksgiving experiences in the country, the Heard Museum Harvest Feast will be a cross-cultural celebration, bringing together community members from far and near.

Dinner is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; prices: $60 Heard Museum adult members, $75 adult non-members, $30 children 12 and under.

Price does not include alcoholic beverages or gratuity. Museum admission additional. Reservations and payment required before November 24. Call 602.252.8848 ext. 2276 or visit the Heard Museum Reservations and Ticketing page.

Ornament Marketplace
November 24-27

Don't miss the 4th annual Ornament Marketplace, Thursday, November 24 through Sunday, November 27. Discover some of the Southwest’s most distinctive holiday gifts and one-of-a-kind ornaments! More than 20 talented Native artists have crafted ornaments featuring carved wood, miniature baskets, pottery and beads just for this event.
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