Night Out at the Museum - March 21, 2015
Please join us for a Night Out at the Museum
on Saturday, March 21, from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Reception for “The Lettered Life of a Mountain Maidu Woman: An Archival Portrait of Marie Mason Potts”
, presented by guest curator Terri Castaneda
, Professor of Cultural Anthropology at CSU Sacramento. Castaneda has written several articles about Marie Potts and is currently writing a book about her life. This new exhibit documents the uncommon life story of Marie Mason Potts, from her birth to the final decades of her life, when she gained state and national prominence as a writer, newspaper editor, and spokesperson on behalf of Maidu, Native Californian, and American Indian cultural traditions and rights.
Closing reception for “Indigenous Peoples Days”
featuring speaker Tiffany Adams
. Indigenous Peoples Days, sponsored by the Sierra College Native American Club, is a 4 day event at Sierra College Rocklin campus featuring lectures and films by Native Americans. Please visit Sierra College Events
for more information.
Program starts at 7pm. Light refreshments will be available.
March 21, from 6:30pm-8:30pm
Location: Maidu Museum & Historic Site
1970 Johnson Ranch Drive
Roseville, CA 95661
Yomen: A Spring Celebration
Celebrate and experience California Indian culture during Yomen: A Spring Celebration
on Saturday, April 25, from 10am-2pm. Yomen is Maidu Museum's biggest event of the year! See tribal dancers, basket weavers, pound acorns, make an elderberry flute, shop at the craft fair and try the tasty Indian tacos.
The Yomen spring celebration is one of many traditional acknowledgements and celebrations of the natural cycles of the earth by the local Native Peoples. Throughout the morning and afternoon of this event, various California Indian traditionalists provide dancing, storytelling and singing to celebrate the coming of spring, a welcome time of new growth and the guarantee of fresh foods and warmer weather. Explore the Historic Site with guided tours
, every hour to see petroglyphs, bedrock mortars, and native plants and animals. Children can make petroglyph rubbings, pound acorns, make a pine nut bracelet and try the scavenger hunt at this FREE family event.
Saturday, April 25 from 10am-2pm
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. 2015 Upcoming Shows:
"Indians Irony and Identity" curated by Judith Lowry, Charley Burns, Native American Youth Art Show, Great Basin Native Artists Collective, Dugan Aguilar, Dal Castro, and the third annual “Calling All Coyotes” show.
Every 3rd Saturday, January through November, from 6:30pm-8:30pm