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An Evening at the Antelope Valley Indian Museum

Enjoy a summer evening at the Antelope Valley Indian Museum State Historic Park on Saturday July 26th. The museum will be open from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM. Event admission is $10 for adults, $5 for ages 6-16, and ages 5 and under are free (cash only).

The event will feature a hike to visit to an American Indian rock carving site on Piute Butte led by Museum Curator Peggy Ronning. This site is normally closed to park visitors, so the hike will provide a rare and unique opportunity to view it! Visitors will also have an opportunity to see the art gallery in Joshua Cottage. The Joshua Cottage exhibit features rock art-themed paintings by Jean Chernoff and Charles LaMonk in addition to paintings by museum founder H. A. Edwards.

This event will be opening night for the new “Casas Grandes Polychrome Pottery” exhibit. This is part of a series of exhibits revealing Southwest pottery that has been hidden in a State Parks warehouse in Sacramento since the 1970s. A sample of pottery from this collection can be seen on the State Parks website at www.museumcollections.parks.ca.gov.

The museum will also be open during its regular daytime hours the rest of the weekend. The museum is open every Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Daytime museum admission is $3 for adults (cash only), and ages 12 and under are free.

Annual Celebration

The Antelope Valley Indian Museum hosts an American Indian Celebration the first weekend of October every year.

This year's event will be October 4 and 5 from 11 am to 4 pm. The event features American Indian music and dancing, storytelling, arts and crafts, and food.

For information, call the museum: 661-946-3055

 

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