Historic Southwest Museum
The Southwest Museum, previously known as the Southwest Museum of the American Indian, is a museum, library, and archive located in the Mt. Washington area of Los Angeles. It is part of the Autry National Center. Its collections deal mainly with Native Americans. However, it also has an extensive collection of pre-Hispanic, Spanish colonial, Latino, and Western American art and artifacts. Autry has been conserving and moving most of the collection to a new state-of-the-art home in Burbank. Following years of controversy with the Friends of the Southwest Museum and other local community organizations, the Autry began a partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the City of Los Angeles to develop a long-term plan for the site. One gallery is currently open to the public on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.