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The new Puerto Williams musem constructed by the State of Chile in 2007

The Stirling House next to the Puerto Williams Museum after

being translated from its missionary site at Douglas Bay

Old Martín Gusinde Museum, Puerto Williams


Founded in 1975, it is the southernmost in the world and it's name is in honor of the anthropologist and Priest of world fame, Martín Gusinde (1886-1969).

He worked among the Yagan and Onas Indians between 1918 & 1924.

It is orientated towards 3 themes related with Tierra del Fuego: it's naural resources, the historic process which took place during the 19th century until today and the anthropology of the groups which habitated the region, principally the Yagans.

Collection

There are conserved almost 4000 pieces organized en collections ethnographicals, related with the Indian people that habitated the region; and of natural sciences, related to it's flora and fauna.

It also has important documents and objects that show the presence of Chile in the Beagle Channel zone


Address

Aragay # 01, Pto.Williams, XII Región de Magallanes y Antártica
Chilena.

Schedule

Monday through Thursday 10:00am to 1:00pm, 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Saturday and Sunday between 3:00pm and 6:00pm


Entrance fees

US$2.00 adults
US$1.00 less than 18 years


phone/fax : (56 61) 621043

Cristina Calderon, the last Yagan

(Page updated June, 2009)


More information on this museum from The Museums and Archives pages of Chile (Spanish)



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