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Special Events at Maidu Museum & Historic Site

Night Out at the Museum/ 3rd Saturday Art Walk  - September

Please join us Saturday, September 20, from 6:30pm-8:30pm for a FREE Night Out at the Museum, part of the 3rd Saturday Art Walk. The new multimedia exhibit “Calling All Coyotes”, on display through November 15, will include paintings, photography, poems and songs about Coyote by various Native American artists including: Tiffany Adams, Dugan Aguilar, Ben Aleck, Shonna Alexander, Jack Alvarez, Judith Lowry, L. Frank Manriquez, Melissa Melero, Stan Padilla, Alicia Siu, Kathleen Rose Smith, Frank Tuttle, and Alan Wallace.  Download event flyer here.

Museum doors open at 6:30pm. An artists' discussion panel will begin at 7pm. After the discussion, enjoy live music by native rock band "Walan amana". Light refreshments will be available. Rock Art Mysteries will immediately follow this event.

Saturday, September 20 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Rock Art Mysteries
All Ages

Take a walk through our historic site to observe petroglyphs by lantern light. Journey back in time and explore ideas about the purpose of these mysterious symbols carved in stone thousands of years ago.

Museum doors open at 6:30pm. Lantern tour starts at 8pm, following the FREE “Night Out at the Museum” event.

Saturday, September 20 from 8pm - 9pm
Fees: $6 per person

10th Annual Smithsonian Museum Day Live
All Ages
We are one of 82 participating California museums in the Smithsonian Museum Day Live event. The Maidu Museum & Historic Site is offering FREE admission for 2 people with each Smithsonian Day Live ticket. FREE guided tours at 10am and 1pm. FREE children’s activities all day. Visit the Smithsonian Museum Day Live website to download your free ticket.

Saturday, September 27 from 9am - 4pm
Fees: 2 free admissions with each Smithsonian Day Live ticket.
Regular admission: $4.50 adults, $4 seniors/children, $2 after 2pm, Under 2 are Free, Tribal Members are Free.

  Night Out at the Museum

Please join us every 3rd Saturday, January through November from 6:30pm-8:30pm for a FREE “Night Out at the Museum”, part of the 3rd Saturday Art Walk. Museum doors open at 6:30pm. Cultural programs start at 7pm. Light refreshments will be available.

2014 Exhibits and Programs: Judith Lowry, Heyday Books, Chag Lowry, United Auburn Indian Community Children’s Art Program, Filmmaker Jack Kohler, Stan Padilla, L. Frank Manriquez, Lyn Risling & Julian Lang, Tiffany Adams & Shiwaya Peck, Billy Hawk Enos, Charlie Burns, Alan Wallace and the Maidu Independent Theater, plus other Native California Artists, including a second annual “Calling All Coyotes” show.

Every 3rd Saturday, January through November, from 6:30pm-8:30pm

All Ages

Storytelling has been an important part of Native American culture for thousands of years. Sit under the stars at our outdoor amphitheater to enjoy native stories around the campfire. We'll provide roasting sticks and marshmallows for a sweet program's end to this fun family event. Museum doors open at 7pm. Program starts at 7:30pm.

Every 3rd Friday, April through October, from 7:30pm-8:30pm
Fee: $5/person, $16/family of four, $5 each additional person. Under 2 are free.


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