A natural history for the future.

Power Beyond Extraction

Programming Series and Day of Action in Pittsburgh

Alcatraz: An Unfinished Occupation

Canoe Journey and Programming Series in the Bay Area


Whale People: Protectors of the Sea

Exhibition by The Natural History Museum with the Lummi Nation

Red Road to DC: A Totem Pole Journey for the Protection of Sacred Places

Expedition with the Lummi Nation House of Tears Carvers

Words are Monuments

Interactive website and virtual event series


Gas Lands Tour

Led by local residents and public health advocates, this tour will give you a first hand account of what it is like to live and grow up in the most heavily fracked county in Pennsylvania, Washington County.

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Rally for Clean Energy Justice

Hear from local organizers and Indigenous, Appalachian, and Gulf South community leaders who are calling out false solutions and calling for clean energy justice.

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From the Blog

Clean Energy Justice: Stories from the Front Lines of Defense

We joined with Indigenous, Gulf South, and Appalachian communities on the frontlines of fossil fuel development to produce the Clean Energy Justice Convergence: a series of expeditions and events shining a spotlight on the costs, public health impacts, and environmental devastation associated with extractive and fossil fuel-based energy systems.

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Spring Update: Lessons from the last 8 years, and a Gathering of Eagles

In this post, we look at lessons from the last 8 years of our work since launching The Natural History Museum; and we preview the upcoming Gathering of Eagles canoe journey, potlatch, and Alliance of Earth, Sky, and Water Protectors convening at the Lummi Nation.

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Conquering Columbus: Indigenous Peoples Day

Above all, Indigenous People’s Day is an invitation to lift up, align with, and stand behind the struggles of Indigenous Peoples past, present, and future. In this post, we outline just a few ways you can honor, celebrate, and take action.

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About The NHM: artist statement from Not An Alternative

The Natural History Museum (NHM) is a program of Not An Alternative, a non-profit organization and collective that works at the interaction of art, activism, cultural organizing and critical theory. Since launching in 2014, NHM has grown into an institution in its own right. This artist statement situates NHM’s work within its broader art/activism practice.

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