Museum & Museum Store Hours
Open All Year
June 15 – Labor Day
10 AM to 4 PM
Wednesday – Saturday
After Labor Day please call for the current schedule.
Eyaawing (pronounced a-yah-wing) Museum and
Cultural Center lies on the shore of West Grand
Traverse Bay in the
village of Peshawbestown,
Michigan. Eyaawing’s mission is to preserve the
history, language, and
culture of the Grand Traverse Band and share them with the people of all nations. You are invited
to visit and learn about “who we are” or eyaawing as it is said in the Anishinaabemowin, the
traditional language of our people.
Eyaawing’s architecture reflects the Anishinaabek traditions
and our strong ties with the water—the lifeblood
of Mother Earth.
The structure is aligned with the cardinal directions.
Each corner is painted in the sacred
yellow (East), red (South), black (West), and white (North).
The porch roof and interior walls echo
the waves and
curving shorelines of the Great Lakes.
Eyaawing’s inaugural exhibits honor water and explore the
themes of travel and trade and fishing. Other feature objects
from the collection, pow wow regalia, and the art of black
||The colorful Medicine Wheel window in the Anishinaabek
Gallery illustrates the seven sacred directions and the teachings of the Seven Grandfathers teachings.
||Aloft in Eyaawing’s
main gallery hang the pair of bonding Bald
Eagles that the GTB
has the honor of
Odaawa Gamik – The Museum Store
Odaawe Gamik features the work of Tribal
artists and craftspeople. The inventory also includes education materials for adults and children and a
selection of health products scented with sweetgrass, sage, and cedar.
Eyaawing Museum & Cultural Center
2304 N. West Bayshore Drive Peshawbestown, Michigan
231-534-7764 or 534-7768 Museum@gtbindians.com