Friday, July 13, 2012

Maidu Museum & Historic Site July Events

Maidu Museum & Historic Site has plenty of fun events for the remainder of July!

Friday, July 20  |  7:30­–8:30PM
$5/person; $16/family of four - $5 each additional. Children 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.

3rd Saturday Art Walk:
A Night Out at the Museum
Saturday, July 21 | 6:30­–8:30PM
This is a free event with light refreshments.
The July 21st 3rd Saturday will be presented by Alicia Funk and Farrell Cunningham, Mountain Maidu.  Alicia is the co-author of Living Wild, gardening, cooking & healing with native plants of the Sierra Nevada. Farrell is a Maidu language teacher and native artist.  His work is currently part of the exhibit in the Indigenous Gallery.

Alicia & Farrell will team up to lead a walk in the native garden at 6:30 pm at the Historic Site. The walk (free to the public) will begin at 6:30pm. On the Garden Walk, Alicia and Farrell will share recipes on how to use native plants for food and health and discuss how native communities used traditional ecology to encourage plant diversity and sustainability.

Guests should arrive at the Museum by 6:20pm to be ready to join the group. Wear comfortable walking shoes for the Garden Walk on our 5/8 mile flat interpretive trail, which is also ADA accessible. The walk will conclude by 7:30pm with a tasting of wild snacks and beverages and a Living Wild book signing. 100% of Living Wild book profits support environmental and cultural conservation in the Sierra Nevada. For more information about the Living Wild Project, go to

Rock Art Mysteries:
Saturday, July 21  |  8:00-9:00PM
Stay after the 3rd Saturday festivities for this outdoor event. 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. The Lantern Tour ($5/per person) will begin at 8pm, just following the garden walk.

Continuing Art in the Indigenous Art Gallery:
Artwork from Alan Wallace, Farrell Cunningham and Larry Rodriguez
Through July
View many colorful acrylic, ink, and mixed media artworks from 3 local Native artists. Alan Wallace, Nisenan/Washoe, is a Nisenan language teacher and Master Artist. Larry Rodriguz, 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.

Continuing 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.

Maidu Museum & Historic Site
1970 Johnson Ranch Drive, Roseville
Monday-Friday, 9:00am – 4:00pm, Saturday, 10:00am – 1:00pm
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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