The Indian Craft Shop

Indian Craft Shop in Washington DC

June 13 , 2013                                                                      Like us on Facebook Find us on Pinterest  Find us on Yelp






We are open this Saturday, June 15th, from 10:00am-4:00pm. We look forward to seeing you!




Sunday, June 16 is Father's Day, so come into the Shop and find that perfect gift for Dad. Whether he is the outdoor type or the studious type, you can find something that will "speak" to him. Cufflinks, a ring or bracelet, a key ring or a money clip might be just what Dad needs. The whimsy of folk art or a carving might bring a smile to Dad's face; or, maybe Dad would just want to have a piece of pottery to add to his collection, like a happy frog storyteller with little frogs gathered around listening to stories about his childhood.


Stop in and see what might bring a smile to Dad's face this Father's Day. And, don't forget, to help you with those last minute gifts, we are open Saturday, June 15.



JUNE 12 - 26, 2013


We hope you are enjoying our highlight on Pollinators as much as we are. We have gathered arts and crafts in recognition of National Pollinator Week (this year the week is designated as June 17 - 23). Enjoy along with us as we celebrate through June 26.



Hummingbirds, butterflies and flowers are depicted in jewelry, carvings, sculptures, folk art and on pottery. Dolls are dressed in traditional clothing with flowers adorning the fabric. Bats and bees appear in carvings. Baskets made from plants that are pollinated can be in the shape of berries, plates, vases or bowls; we have a full-size Apache burden basket adorned with butterflies. We hope you can visit the Shop to see our selection, but if you can't make it here in person, please visit our highlight page to see a selection of our pollinator items. 


And if you are interested in learning more about pollinators and what you can do to protect and encourage them, go to or visit Stop in to learn more about this event that is so important for Mother Earth, and see the fruits of the blossoming talent of today's American Indian artists. To read more about Pollinators in American Indian Art. 




While we love to see everyone come into the shop, we know that isn't always possible. Because of that, we are continually adding new items to our Online Store. Be sure to check often to see what we have to offer.


You can also send us an email or give us a call 202-208-4056 to let us know what we can do to help bring American Indian art into your life.




Out of Sight, Not Out of Mind -- While the Interior Museum is temporarily closed there are still Museum Programs and Building and Mural Tours.  At least once a month the Interior Museum hosts a speaker or presentation held within the Main Interior building


Discover the art and architecture that made the Main Interior Building a "symbol of a new day" during the Great Depression. The Interior Museum Murals Tour lasts an hour and visits photographic murals by Ansel Adams and many of the over fifty murals by artists including Maynard Dixon, Allan Houser, Gifford Beal, and John Steuart Curry. Appointments can be made by calling 202.208.4743. 





The Department of the Interior Library offers public tours of the resources, architecture, and special features of the library. Included in the tours are descriptions of legal and legislative materials on Deck 4 of the library, including the Code of Federal Regulations, U.S. Code, U.S. Statutes at Large, and case reporters. Also included will be a look at the U.S. Congressional Serial Set, dating back to 1789, and the library's rare book collection. This tour will be valuable for anyone intending to do research at the DOI Library.


To schedule a tour, please contact the DOI Library at 202-208-5815 or e-mail at The DOI Library is located at the C Street entrance in Room 1151 of the Main Interior Building and is open to the public from 7:45 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday (except federal holidays). For more information on programs, visit




The Indian Craft Shop is open the third Saturday of each month. We hope that you will be able to join us Saturday, June 15th, from 10:00am-4:00pm.

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In This Issue


Father's Day

Pollinators Depicted in American Indian Art

Online Store

News from the Interior Museum

News from the Department of Interior LIbrary



Indian Craft Shop 
Retail Hours



Open on Saturday  

June 15, 2013  
10:00am to 4:00pm


The Indian Craft Shop is open Monday through Friday, from 8:30am to 4:30pm, and the third Saturday of the month from 10:00am until 4:00pm. The Shop is closed on federal holidays.


A photo ID is needed for entrance to the building. 

During weekdays, visitors may use either the C Street or E Street entrances (E Street is closer for

 Metro riders). 

Handicap Access ramps are available at both entrances.During Saturday hours, visitors must use the C Street Entrance.


Public Transportation

Farragut West (Blue and Orange Line) and Farragut North (Red Line) are the closest Metro stops. It is a six-block walk, or you can ride an 80 or S1 bus to 18th and C Streets. There is metered parking on the street and several parking lots within a few blocks.


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