Tecate Community Museum

Museo Comunitario de Tecate

Conoce aquí las costumbres y rituales de esta comunidad.

This community museum is the ideal place to learn about the rituals and customs of Tecate.

Divided into three parts, the Tecate Community Museum brings together cherished elements dear to the town. First is a homage to the Kumiai people, the indigenous community who spent their days around the area’s huge, majestic oaks which provide acorns: an essential component of their typical cuisine.

There is also a model Wa, a typical Kumiai home, to allow visitors to see up close the shelter chosen to protect them from the peninsula’s elements. A mural depicts their daily life, their festivals and rituals. The next exhibition space is for the Ranch period, with adobe houses built with wood from the Sierra Juarez hills. You will see photos of old Tecate and marvel at antiques which long ago stopped being used: oil lamps, a bulb television, an old sewing machine.

The museum ends with an overview of the railway era, and the industrial progress driven by beermaking. There are permanent exhibition spaces, ethnobotanical gardens, a traditional local house and a gift shop selling indigenous handicrafts.




Museo Comunitario Kumiai, Chapultepec, Cuauhtemoc, Tecate, Baja California, México

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