Monday, June 4, 2012

June Events at the Maidu Museum & Historic Site

Here is a list of upcoming events in June at the Maidu Museum & Historic Site!

Friday, June 15  |  7:30­–8:30PM
$5/person; $16/family of four - $5 each additional. Under 2 are free.
Enjoy an evening in the museum amphitheater with family and friends around a campfire. Listen to native stories and songs under the stars and roast marshmallows for a sweet ending to the perfect family gathering. No reservations required.

Rock Art Mysteries:
Saturday, June 16  |  8:00-9:00PM
Come walk with us as we look to the past with the help of Native American Elder Rick Adams. As the sun sets, ancient petroglyphs located on-site are highlighted by lantern to reveal secrets of long forgotten knowledge.

3rd Saturday Art Walk:  A Night Out at the Museum
Saturday, June 16  |  6:30­–8:30PM 
This is a free event with light refreshments.
Boarding School survivor Bill Wright of the Cortina Rancheria, Kletsel Dehe Band of Wintun Indians will share stories of his experiences while living at the Stewart Indian Boarding School in Carson, Nevada from 1944-52. Bill is a traveling healer who goes to native clinics & reservations performing traditional healing and Lights of the Sweat Lodge. Music performed by Maidu Independent Theater 6:30-7PM and 8-8:30pm.

New Exhibit: 
Preserving the Site: The Legacy of Myron Zents
Now through September 9
Through news articles, photography and objects from the museum’s collection, learn about the foundation of the Maidu Museum and the important role Myron Zents played in preserving this historic site.

New Art in the Indigenous Art Gallery:  
Artwork from Alan Wallace, Farrell Cunningham and Larry Rodriguez
Now through July
View many colorful acrylic, ink and mixed media artworks from 3 Native artists. Alan Wallace, Nisenan/Washoe, is a Nisenan language teacher and Master Artist. Larry Rodriguez, San Luiseno Band of Mission Indians, is a former Educational Director: Rincon Indian Reservation. Farrell Cunningham, Mountain Maidu, is a language teacher and performing artist. The subject matter of the artworks encompasses language, culture, the human form and a broad range of contemporary and traditional themes.
Maidu Museum & Historic Site Information:
  • 1970 Johnson Ranch Drive, Roseville, CA, 95661
  • Monday-Friday, 9:00am – 4:00pm, Saturday, 10:00am – 1:00pm 
  • For museum and program information call (916) 774-5934
  • Guided Tours Saturdays at 10am. Self-guided tours on weekdays.
  • Call 916-774-5934 or visit: for more information.
Blog Post information and picture courtesy of Maidu Museum & Historic Site.

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