The Indian Kurietí Natural History Museum (Museo de Historia Natural del Indio Kurietí) develops oral and written research, as well as archaeological and cultural properties protection from the colonial era to today. Moreover in recent years the museum has been devoted to the investigation, retrieval and distribution of medicinal plants in the region, that’s why a sort of botanical garden was created, where Ángel Ramírez himself explains the therapeutic use of all the flowers and trees he has cultivated. The museum is located in Tobosi del Guarco, Cartago.
Over the past thirty years, Ángel Ramírez Ramírez has been committed to rescue the history and traditions of the Tobosi del Guarco indigenous. His initiative and creativity allowed him to create the Indian Kurietí Natural History Museum called in honor of a former Suquia of the area. Its link in the rescue of the local culture began in 1971 when he decided to investigate the origins of their community and their relationship with Piriruci-Tobosi indigenous. Gradually he collected more than 2,000 documents related to the topic. So in 1990 the project was designated of cultural and scientific importance by the National Commission on Selection and Disposal of Records, under decree number 72002.
Ramírez currently develops oral and written research, archaeological and cultural properties protection, and precisely at the Indian Kurietí Natural History Museum is where all those elements can be found. There you will have access to information on the indigenous roots of the Tobosi area, indigenous graves replicas, photographs and other items that remind us the history of the area.
Address: 150 meters south of the Tobosi del Guarco police station, district: Tobosi, canton: El Guarco, province: Cartago, Costa Rica. Zone postal code: 30803.
GPS Coordinates of Tobosi: 9.84455,-83.983003 (9°50’40.38″N, 83°58’58.81″W)
Schedule: from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed Tuesday.
Phone: + (506) 2573-7113