The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians has lived continuously for over 3,000 years in what is now called Palm Springs. The story of their ancestors and way of living survive today within the contemporary culture of the Agua Caliente. This story is to be told in a new museum designed by Jones and Jones, Architects.


IQM worked with the Agua Caliente and scholars to develop the narrative and interpretive planning. Introductory exhibits featured the moment elders decided not to rebuild big house after the burning ceremony and to stop using the Cahuilla language. The raised platform introduces exhibit ideas to allow understanding of the journey through time. Multiple entries and pathways address common themes throughout the exhibits.

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