CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION
Divisions of Boating and Waterways, Historic Preservation and Off-Highway Vehicles
For Immediate Release: 6/2/2016
State Indian Museum Presents 39th Annual “Gathering of Honored Elders” Event this Saturday
State Indian Museum
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California State Parks is proud to honor and celebrate California’s Native Elders 39th Annual “Gathering of Honored Elders” this Saturday, June 4 at the State Indian Museum, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The museum is located on 2618 K Street in Sacramento.
Complimentary admission to the museum will be provided for this one-day event as the community is invited to celebrate the special day and be surrounded by these keepers of the traditions who will travel from throughout California to attend this important annual event.
Guests will have the opportunity to meet the esteemed elders and explore the treasured collections and artifacts at the museum. Native American dancers will honor the elders through dance. There will be native arts and crafts vendors, community services organizations, and food will be available for purchase.
The museum, opened in 1940, depicts three major themes of California Indian life: Nature, Spirit, and Family. Native peoples lived prosperously for thousands of years in what is now California. All of the exhibits and photographs on display in the museum are presented with respect for those who went before us on this land and continue to live in California communities today.
For more information about this family-friendly event or other activities happening at the State Indian Museum, call (916) 324-0971 or visit the park website.
California State Parks
Provides for the health, inspiration and education of the people of California by helping to preserve the state’s extraordinary biological diversity, protecting its most valued natural and cultural resources, and creating opportunities for high quality outdoor recreation. Learn more at www.parks.ca.gov.
California State Parks Mission
To provide for the health, inspiration and education of the people of California by helping to preserve the state’s extraordinary biological diversity, protecting its most valued natural and cultural resources, and creating opportunities for high quality outdoor recreation.