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For Immediate Release: 6/1/2017

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State Indian Museum Presents 40th Annual “Gathering of Honored Elders” Event this Saturday

Amber Sprock   I   I   (916) 445-8115

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) is proud to honor and celebrate California’s Native Elders at the 40th Annual “Gathering of Honored Elders” this Saturday, June 3, at the State Indian Museum, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum is located on 2618 K Street in Sacramento. 

Admission to the museum is free for visitors for this one-day event. 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 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, please visit the museum's websiteor call (916) 324-0971.

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