Here, at the Poeh, old rhythms of life and ways of making beauty are still important. In the Tewa Pueblo language Poeh translates to “path” and the Poeh Cultural Center embodies that pathway, the essence of what it means to be a Tewa person – to be Pueblo. Visits include a museum experience with guided tours, seasonal exhibits, pueblo history exhibit, and new historic pottery exhibit from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian.
Phone: (505) 455-5041
Address: 78 Cities of Gold Road, Santa Fe, NM 87501 MAP
Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm Sat: 10am-4pm
Closed National Holidays.
Like all Pueblos of New Mexico, the Pueblo of Pojoaque or it’s traditional Po’su wae geh name, which translates to “water gathering place”, was stripped of its culture and traditions by European contact in the 16th century.
In 1988, the Pueblo of Pojoaque established the Poeh Cultural Center as the first permanent tribally owned and operated mechanism for cultural preservation and revitalization within the Pueblo communities of the northern Rio Grande Valley.
The Poeh has since become a resource for Pueblo people to learn the arts and culture of their ancestors.
The facility itself resembles a traditional Pueblo village with its adjacent art studios and outdoor gathering areas. The Center emphasizes arts and cultures of all Pueblo People with focus on the Tewa-speaking Pueblos.
As a key resource for the promotion and preservation of Pueblo art and culture, the Poeh is a unique treasure in American history.
Located in Pojoaque Pueblo, a short, easy 15 mile drive from downtown Santa Fe.