Upcoming Events

Night Out at the Museum
Storytelling with Kimberly Petree

June 15, 2024 | 7:00pm-9:00pm

Join us for a special storytelling event with Kimberly “Shining Star” Petree at the Maidu Museum. During this free, family event, Kimberly (Tume’lay Nisenan and Miwok) will share her stories in the outdoor amphitheater. Kimberly’s engaging storytelling style effortless weaves traditional and timeless stories with current environment issues. Not only is Kimberly a culture bearer but is the Executive Director of the Cosumnes Culture and Water Ways. In 2022, CCaWW partnered with the American River Conservancy for a 320-acre land back project in Ladies Valley. 
This is a free event and welcomes visitors of all ages. Light refreshments will be served. Doors open at 6:30pm. This program is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services Inspire! Grant for Small Museums.

Heritage Trail: Placer County Museum Tour
All Summer Long
Heritage Trail
Free Admission at the Maidu Museum
June 1st | 9am to 4pm

Kick off a summer of learning at the Maidu Museum & Historic Site with free admission on June 1st. In celebration of the start of Heritage Trail, the Museum will be free to all visitors only on June 1st from 9am to 4pm. Stop by for fun hands on exhibits and activities. There will be a special scavenger hunt for kids. Take a walk along the historic site trail and enjoy the new trail signs. 

For the rest of summer, the Maidu Museum will participate in Heritage Trail Get Up & Go cards. You earn a stamp every museum you visit during the summer (check open hours to help plan your visit). Once you fill your Get Up & Go card, drop it off to any participating museum to enter a raffle to win a prize at the end of summer. Special kids Get Up & Go cards and prizes are available.

To learn about other museums participating in Heritage Trail and for the Heritage Trail schedule, check out their website here.

Current Exhibitions

Art as Education, Education as ArtCreation by Stan Padilla
Collected works of Artist and Educator Stan Padilla
with the United Auburn Indian Community
October 15, 2023 through June 8, 2024

The United Auburn Indian Community Tribal Historic Preservation Department is proud to present Art as Education, Education as an Art – Collected Works of Artist and Educator Stan Padilla (October 15, 2023 – June 8, 2024). Stan Padilla (Yaqui) is a prominent local painter, author, and muralist who has served as an art educator and youth mentor for the UAIC Tribal School for the past fifteen years. A member of the highly esteemed Royal Chicano Airforce artist collective, Padilla’s work delves into themes of spirituality and folklore while celebrating traditional knowledge, Indigenous communities, and social justice. Presented over three unique galleries, visitors can explore Padilla’s collaborative projects with UAIC Tribal students in a recreated Tribal classroom, reflect on his philosophies of mentorship, and experience his dynamic vision for a future rooted in ancestral knowledge. 

Free opening celebration and reception on Sunday, October 15th, from 1pm-4pm at the Maidu Museum & Historic Site.

The opening reception is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services Inspire! Grant for Small Museums.