Contents of the Hogan traveling suitcase.

Heard Museum Comes to You

A variety of programs can be presented at your location, providing a richer understanding of American Indian arts and culture for all kinds of groups.

Who Are the Apache? Traveling Panel ExhibitFree Traveling Panel Exhibits

These three-panel, freestanding exhibits – each with a hands-on materials display stand – are designed for use in libraries or schools and are rented at no cost to schools. This includes exhibit transport, set up and take down. The exhibit stands 8 ft. tall and requires floor space of approximately 6 ft. x 4 ft. Panel exhibits are only available in the Phoenix metropolitan area for a one-month loan and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Exhibits include: Rain, Following the Sun and Moon: Hopi Katsina Dolls, Mayan Life: Source and Symbol, Phoenix Indian Boarding School, We Are! Four Southern Arizona Tribes and Who Are the Apache? (featured at right).

Suitcase Exhibits

Traveling SuitcaseTwo cases (one large and one small) are filled with artifacts, photographs and text that can be used to create a museum display in the classroom. Rental fee for the suitcases is $35 per kit for a two-week loan.

Suitcase exhibit topics include: Navajo, Hopi, Tohono O’odham, and Mohave.

Each suitcase exhibit set includes:

  • A teacher manual (includes other suggestions for hands-on activities)
  • Historic photographs and contemporary photographs by Jerry Jacka
  • Materials for one hands-on activity
  • Additional books and audiotapes of songs

Contact the Education Department to Book the Free Traveling Panel Exhibits or the Suitcase Exhibits

Shaliyah Ben
Education Program & Outreach Manager
Phone: 602.251.0259
Fax: 602.252.9757

Contact the Education Department

For more information, contact the Heard Museum’s Education Department by phone at 602.251.0244 or by email at