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Special Events at Maidu Museum & Historic Site

Night Out at the Museum - May 17

Please join us Saturday, May 17, from 6:30pm-8:30pm for a FREE Night Out at the Museum, part of the 3rd Saturday Art Walk. Native American artist, educator and cultural activist Stan Padilla will speak about his new exhibit of book illustrations, “Legends of the Land: The United Auburn Indian Community Tribal School Tells its Own Story” . This exhibit includes original colored pencil drawings and original copies of his 2 recently published books, "Legends of the Land" and "R is for Roundhouse" . Stan has exhibited his artwork and worked in education nationally and internationally for over 40 years. He is currently an Artistic/Cultural Mentor for the UAIC Tribal School with national and international experience in publishing and artist bookmaking.  

Museum doors open at 6:30pm. Program starts at 7pm. Light refreshments will be available.

Saturday, May 17 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Yomen: A Spring Celebration
All Ages 

Celebrate and experience California Indian culture at our biggest event of the year! Spend the day with your family and enjoy the opening blessing, tribal dance groups, traditional art and craft demonstrations, native storytelling, hourly guided tours of the historic site, and live animals on display. Children's activities include flute and bracelet making, petroglyph rubbings, soapstone carving and acorn grinding. Shop at the vendor booths and don’t forget the Indian tacos and other foods available for sale. 

Sunday, April 27, from 10am - 3pm

Rock Art Mysteries - May 17
All ages

Take a walk through our historic site with a Nisenan Elder to observe petroglyphs by lantern light- the best way to see them. 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 3rd Saturday Art Walk event.

Saturday, May 17, from 8pm - 9pm
Fee: $6 per person.

  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 told by a local Elder 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.

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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