Barona Cultural Center & Museum
The Purpose of the Barona Museum is fourfold:
- To increase understanding and appreciation of the Kumeyaay/Diegueño people, residents of Southern California from time immemorial, and the Barona Band of Mission Indians, in particular.
- To preserve the Barona Collection of artifacts and to display them for tribal and public enjoyment.
- To preserve the Kumeyaay/Diegueño language (‘Iipay aa), arts and traditional ways so that future generations of Barona youth can grow in strength and knowledge, secure in the richness of their heritage.
- To educate the public on the history of the Kumeyaay/Diegueño people and Indian traditions such as birdsongs, language, gatherings, gaming and artwork from the early days to the present.