The Akwesasne Cultural Center, Inc. began with the founding of a library in 1971, to encourage Akwesasne’s youth to graduate high school. In 1972, cultural classes started and donations to the center began collections for the museum.
The Akwesasne Library and Cultural Center is a public library and museum that serves the people of Akwesasne, the surrounding communities and the visiting public by providing access to educational and cultural resources. Located in the heart of Akwesasne, the Akwesasne Cultural Center provides a positive space for educational purposes and is one of the cultural hubs of the community. Stop in to browse through the library’s collection and take a self-guided tour of the museum or call ahead for a guided tour.