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Museo Regional de Oriente


The Museo Regional de Oriente is a state-run history and anthropology museum in San Miguel, El Salvador. The complex that houses this institution began as a textile factory in the 1940s. In the 1980s, during the Guerra Civil (civil war), the Salvadoran military operated out of these structures, which housed the infantry battalion. The Salvadoran Department of Culture took over the space in the early 1990s. After the museum opened its doors, its collections grew to cover a wide timespan, ranging from modern-day to the pre-Colombian period. They include a variety of artifacts, such as tools, clothing, and cooking utensils of indigenous communities.


"Suplemento del Museo Regional de Oriente: 25 aniversario de fundaciĆ³n." 2019. Issuu. June 15, 2021.
Photo by Brittany Erwin

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"Museo Regional de Oriente," in World History Commons, [accessed February 24, 2024]