Museum of Anthropology

The Museum of Anthropology is one of Cache County’s most popular cultural venues. Each year, more than 13,000 visitors come to view its collection of prehistoric and contemporary Native American artifacts and cultural works from around the world.

The museum’s roots can be traced back to the early 1960s when Gordon Keller, a USU anthropology professor, began displaying archaeological collections from the Southwest, Mesoamerica, and Peru in display cases housed in the basement of the historic Old Main building. Over the years it expanded and evolved to what it is today with the help of USU faculty and students.

The mission of the Museum of Anthropology is to educate the Utah State and Cache Valley communities about the fields of anthropology and museum studies. As a part of the Anthropology Program, the museum provides a venue for coursework and a professional context for students to acquire experience in museum operation and management. Students from across the university have assisted with exhibits. The museum also serves as an educational resource for local communities via exhibits, tours and special programs. Learn more about the museum and its current exhibits.

Director: Director: Pat Lambert,
Curator: Molly Cannon,