Founded in 1988 by Tribal Council Resolution, the Poeh Museum is a unique hub of Pueblo culture that serves Native and non-Native peoples alike. The Poeh Museum strives to promote cultural preservation through curation, exhibition, and interaction with all Pueblos. As a key resource for the promotion and preservation of Native American Pueblo art and culture, the Poeh Museum is a unique treasure in American history. With a primary focus on the artists of the six Tewa-speaking Pueblos of northern New Mexico, its programs focus on the preservation of traditional and contemporary Pueblo art and culture. Its rapidly growing collections include contemporary, historical, and archaeological works, which are invaluable resources to artists and researchers from both within and outside the Pueblo community.
Like all Tewa Pueblos of northern New Mexico, The Pueblo of Pojoaque (or Po'su wae geh) was systematically stripped of its heritage, culture, and traditions by European contact in the 16th century. The Pueblo of Pojoaque is revitalizing their traditions in part through the efforts of the Poeh Center's mission to teach their Native language, traditional song and dance, and material culture.
The Permanent Collection was unveiled on August 14, 2005. The Pueblo of Pojoaque and the Poeh Cultural Center and Museum are excited to be able to serve the Pueblo and local communities by completing Nah Poeh Meng, permanent collection in the newly constructed Poeh Cultural Center. The completion of our new permanent exhibition Nah Poeh Meng (On the Continuous Path), will anchor our new museum building. A 1600-square-foot installation, this exhibit portrays Tewa history from within the Tewa worldview — offering both Native and non-Native visitors a chance to experience Tewa stories through art, word, and history.