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Indian Museum presents ‘Gathering’

California State Parks and the State Indian Museum are proud to honor and celebrate California’s Native Elders with the 38th annual “Gathering of Honored Elders” event on Saturday, June 6 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. With complimentary admission for this one-day-only, the community is invited to the State Indian Museum to celebrate the special day and […]

See basket weaving at Indian Museum

California State Parks and the State Indian Museum are pleased to present a special Native American Basketweaving Demonstration with Dixie Rogers, Karuk tribe, on Saturday, May 2 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Museum guests will be mesmerized by watching Rogers as she skillfully demonstrates how to use a variety of materials and techniques while sharing Native American […]

State Indian Museum holds book sale

In celebration of the Museum’s 75th anniversary happening this year, the State Indian Museum and California State Parks are proud to present a Just for Kids Native American Book Sale on Tuesday, April 21 through Saturday, April 25. Given the important role books and reading play in shaping the lives of youngsters, this is an […]

State Indian Museum recognizes 75 years

In recognition of the museum’s 75th anniversary this year, the State Indian Museum and California State Parks will present a thought-provoking Native Education for All Series lecture: The Cultural Sabotage of Native American Iconography on Saturday, April 18 from 1-2:30 p.m. As a special guest, Dr. Brian Baker, professor of Native American Studies at California […]

Indian Museum offers flute workshop

California State Parks and the State Indian Museum, 2618 K St. in Sacramento, are proud to offer Native American flute workshops for beginners on various Saturdays this year, including on March 21, May 2, July 18, Sept. 19 and Dec. 5. The “Flute 101 — Beginning” workshops are taught by Al Striplen, Ama Mutsun Ohlone, […]

State Indian Museum celebrates Women

In celebration of National Women’s History Month, the California State Parks and the State Indian Museum are proud to present a Native Education for All Series: Lesa Phillip Roberts — The Life of a Choctaw Woman, 1889-1994 on Saturday, March 14 from 1-2:30 p.m. As a special guest Charles Roberts, professor emeritus of California State […]

State Indian Museum offers November events

In honor of national Native American Heritage Month, the State Indian Museum, 2618 K St. in Sacramento, is offering a series of special events and activities each weekend in November that celebrates and shares the lasting heritage, traditions and contributions of Native Americans. The State Indian Museum will offer notable Basket Weaving Demonstrations, a compelling […]

Indian Museum presents educational lectures

California State Parks and the State Indian Museum are proud to present educational lectures entitled “Rethinking California’s Missions: A Native Perspective” on Saturday, Oct. 4. The lectures are unique and important stories reflecting the true experiences of Native peoples in California’s famous missions. Special guest speakers that day include Andrew Galvan, Ohlone curator of San […]

Book sale at State Indian Museum in Sac

On Columbus Day weekend, Oct.11-13, California State Parks and the State Indian Museum will proudly present a Native American Book Sale in celebration of the indigenous peoples whose ancestors had been living here for thousands of years before Columbus “discovered” America. During this extended holiday weekend, shoppers are encouraged to celebrate Native Americans and learn […]

State Indian Museum celebrates Native California heritage

To honor and commemorate California’s Native Elders, the State Indian Museum, 2618 K St. in Sacramento will host the 37th annual “Gathering of Honored Elders” on-site at the museum on Saturday, June 7 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. During the special event, an annual celebration of the California Indian Heritage Center Foundation and the State Indian […]

Indian Museum presents ‘Black Indians: An American Story’

In honor of Black History Month, the State Indian Museum is proud to present a very special Native American Film Screening of “Black Indians: An American Story” on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Narrated by James Earl Jones, the engaging film explores the cultural and ethnic fusion of Native and African […]

Many special events at State Indian Museum

In honor of the annual Native American Heritage Month celebration that happens every November, the State Indian Museum is offering a series of special events and activities each weekend that celebrate and share the lasting heritage, traditions and contributions of Native Americans with the local community. The State Indian Museum will offer notable Basket Weaving […]

Native American Day features culture and traditions

Steeped in culture and tradition, the 46th annual Native American Day will take place on Friday, Sept. 27 on the south steps of the State Capitol building in Sacramento from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free event is sponsored by the State Tribal Liaisons of California, the California Department of Justice, the California Environmental […]

Special painting day

As part of an ongoing “Arts in the Parks” effort, Northern California artists of all ages and skill levels are invited to participate in a special “open air” painting event on the grounds of Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park. The State Indian Museum and California State Parks present a special “Plein Air Day” on Saturday, […]

Basket weaving demo at State Indian Museum

The State Indian Museum is proud to offer another compelling basket weaving demonstration by Dixie Rogers on Saturday, July 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mesmerizing to watch and fun to learn, Rogers is a traditional basket weaver from the Karuk tribe and uses a technique called closed half twist-twined with overlay. She incorporates […]

State Indian Museum honors Elders

SACRAMENTO — To honor and commemorate California’s Native Elders, the State Indian Museum will host the 35th annual “Gathering of Honored Elders” on-site at the museum on Saturday, June 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. During the special event, sponsored by the California Indian Heritage Center Foundation, the State Indian Museum and California Indian […]

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