The museum is now open! See the “Visit Us” page for more information.
Over 100,000 artifacts, illustrating the lives of indigenous tribes from North and South America, are on display with the primary focus on Native American tribes. Collections dating from 12,000 years ago include thousands of arrowheads, obsidian knives, spear points, primitive stone tools, native clothing, intricate bead work, basketry, pottery, and more.
Among the ancient artifacts, you will find original paintings by many famous western artists, including the original oil “The Scouts” by Charles M. Russell. You will find original paintings by John Clymer, Frank McCarthy, and many more, who tell in their own artistic style, the story of the west.
“In art, in situ refers to a work of art made specifically for a host site, or that a work of art takes into account the site in which it is installed or exhibited. In archaeology, in situ refers to an artifact that has not been moved from its original place of deposition.” Ka’ila Farrell-Smith is a contemporary Klamath Modoc visual artist, writer and activist based in Modoc Point, Oregon.
The Favell Museum Art Show and Sale is an annual exhibition featuring original, contemporary, representational art by 30 artists from across the West. Landscape, plein-air, western, figure, still life, and more in a variety of mediums including oil, pastel, watercolor, acrylic, mixed media, and bronze sculpture will be included in the show.
Favell Museum members enjoy exclusive exhibition openings, receive advanced information on events, and more, all while celebrating and preserving the spirit of our western heritage. Members sustain our artistic and educational programs, special presentations, and exhibitions. They also enjoy members-only social gatherings, insider access to collections and events, and unlimited admission to the museum. As a non-profit, your contribution is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
Located on the banks of the Link River, the museum offers a spacious banquet facility and state of the art kitchen, making entertaining easy for caterers or individuals. Warm colors and lighting, along with a gas fireplace, create an inviting ambiance. The museum’s lovely patio area provides a beautiful setting for an outdoor wedding or event. Projector equipment, speakers, and WiFi are also included.
Get a glimpse at what the museum has to offer in this informative video by Discover Klamath.
“A real treasure. The Favell Museum is a wonderful, classy, small museum of Native American Artifacts and Western Art. The collections are remarkable, indeed. A 12,000 year old Clovis Point; one of the largest arrowhead collections in the world, including a small, but “oh my!” fire opal point; a mind boggling beaded Sioux cradleboard; a significant collection of working miniature guns; and on and on.”
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The Favell Museum…
… is dedicated to the Indians who roamed and loved this land before the coming of the white man and to those artists who truly portray the inherited beauty which surrounds us. Their artifacts and art are an important part of the heritage of the West. – Gene and Winifred Favell, Museum Founders
Tuesday through Saturday: 10AM to 5PM
Sunday through Monday: Closed
Admission to the museum ends at 4:15PM and we may close at this time if no visitors are inside.
Address: 125 West Main Street, Klamath Falls, Oregon, 97601