"The understanding of a culture comes from hearing the language, tasting the food, seeing personal interactions, experiencing the traditions, and so much more when it is in context."
— Elizabeth Laval & Candice Pendergrass, Sikh Youth Public History Project
Exhibit opening at the Three Rivers Historical Museum
THREE RIVERS—Come celebrate the grand opening of the Native Voices permanent exhibit, which honors and celebrates the diverse cultures, histories, and perspectives of the Native community through, artifacts, language, and storytelling. The exhibit will be unveiled at 10 am, with a reception to follow. This will include stations set up with local tribal members demonstrating basket weaving, native games, language, storytelling, and more!
A collaboration with members of the local Yokuts community, the Three Rivers Historical Museum, and the Mineral King Preservation Society, this interpretive exhibit about local Native history will use objects in the museum’s collection, and is informed by the knowledge of the last fluent speaker of Wukchumi of the Tule-Kaweah Yokuts. The exhibit will show how Native peoples traditionally lived and worked the land, how European settlement impacted them, and how they live today. Located on the main highway to Sequoia National Park, the exhibit will be accessible to thousands of visitors and locals on an ongoing basis.
Where: Mineral King Room, Three Rivers Historical Museum | 42268 Sierra Drive, Three Rivers, CA 93271
Free and open to the public
This project is supported by a Humanities for All Project Grant.