CASSP Summer Volunteer Training

California Archaeological Site Stewardship Program

August 8-9, initial volunteer training at the Amador Ranger District of the Eldorado National Forest, at Pioneer. Space still available.

Class size is limited and pre-registration is required.For the latest information about CASSP and these workshops, please visit www.cassp.org.


 


 


August 7, 2015

Free First Fridays

San Mateo County History Museum

Redwood City, CA

Not only is admission free the entire day (10 a.m. to 4 p.m. but two programs are planned for the public without any fees.  At 11:00 a.m., preschool children will be invited to learn about wagon trains.  They will make cardboard covered wagons for taking home. Then Museum staff will conduct a special program in its “Journey to Work” exhibit gallery.  Here the youngsters will hear the story, Nine for California.  At 2 p.m., museum docents will lead tours of the Museum for adults.

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August 7, 2015, 5:00pm-8:00pm

Tehachapi’s First Friday Event

California State Parks and the Sierra Club

Congregational Church Fellowship Hall, 100 East E St., Tehachapi

Want to take a hike this summer without getting hot? California State Parks and the Sierra Club are going to give you a chance to explore five different local parks in one evening!

At event on August 7th, you can explore the opportunities that await you at each local California State Park. Discover the colorful and dramatic scenery of Red Rock Canyon State Park, the wildflowers of the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve, Saddleback Butte State Park’s panoramic views from the peak, the region’s trade routes spanning thousands of years at the Antelope Valley Indian Museum, and the rugged beauty of Tomo-Kahni State Historic Park’s Indian village site.

The First Friday event is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Imagine visiting five parks in such a short time! The Sierra Club will offer local hiking information, and you’ll stay energized during your adventure with free refreshments. View artifacts and displays illustrating the culture and life ways of the local Kawaiisu Indians, and there will be activities and hands-on displays for children. A variety of local gift items will be available for purchase, benefitting the Tomo-Kahni volunteer program and park projects.

Please join us to discover the adventure and educational opportunities that our local California State Parks have to offer! Visitors to Tehachapi can enjoy the popular First Friday Artist Receptions and Art Walks year round, and sample a wide variety of local Tehachapi art and services.


August 8, 2015, 9:00am-4:00pm

Butterfly Daze

Idyllwild Nature Center

Idyllwild, CA


August 8-9, 2015, 10:00am-4:00pm

Dutch Oven Cook-Off

Gold Nugget Museum

Paradise, CA

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August 9 and 23, 2015, 10:00am -11:30am

Walks and Talks: A Free Interpretive Nature Walk
The Elfin Forest Interpretive Center
Escondido, CA

Join Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve docent, writer and artist, Donna Walker, for a free interpretive nature walk. Enhance your appreciation of this watershed community of native plants and wildlife. Learn about the history and culture of the indigenous people who lived in this area during prehistoric times. A native San Diegan, Donna studied history and art at Palomar College, in San Marcos, CA where she earned her degree and a certificate in American Indian Studies. Donna also has a certificate in Conservation, Forestry, and Wildlife. She volunteers as a trail guide for Mission Trails Regional Park where she leads interpretive nature walks on a monthly basis. Donna also volunteers in collections at the San Diego Archaeological Center and is a contract illustrator for the Center.


August 11, 2015, 7:00pm

History of the Botanical Building in Balboa Park

San Dieguito Heritage Museum

Encinitas Community and Senior Center, Encinitas, CA

Vonn Marie May is a cultural landscape specialist – specializing in future planning strategies for historic and cultural landscapes.  She will be speaking about the history of the Botanical Building in Balboa Park for the Centennial 1915 – 2015 Panama California Exposition.

For more information & to RSVP, please email: gro.egatirehdsnull@srekaeps  or call (760) 632-9711.  Suggested donation $5.00.


August 14, 2015 6:30pm-10:30pm

My Uuyow: The Cosmology of the Kumeyaay

San Diego Archaeological Center

Escondido, CA

The San Diego Archaeological Center announces a unique lecture and hands-on program presented by Kumeyaay scholar Michael Connolly Miskwish. Light refreshments will be provided.
Since the dawn of time, every human culture has gazed at the night sky wondering about the twinkling lights overhead. And each culture has woven its unique legends and mythology using the stars to explain their place in the cosmos and passed down those traditions from generation to generation. The local Kumeyaay people are no exception.

Michael Connolly Miskwish is a member of the Campo Kumeyaay Nation located in the Southeastern San Diego. He is a professor of American Indian Studies at San Diego State University. He will lead an enlightening discussion on the major seasonal and lunar cycles observed by the Kumeyaay people and how it related and still relates to their daily life.

After the discussion, Mr. Miskwish will lead an outdoor star gazing session where he will point out important Kumeyaay astronomical features and viewers will get an exceptional show of the Perseid meteor showers, which will be at its peak. Personal telescopes and binoculars are welcome but not necessary for viewing. Flashlights, a light jacket and comfortable shoes are recommended. Mr. Miskwish will also have Kumeyaay calendar posters available for purchase.

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August 15, 6:30pm-8:30pm.

“Rush for Gold: The Untold Stories of the Gold Rush.”

Maidu Museum and Historic Site

Roseville, CA

A film for the Night Out at the Museum event. Shelly Covert, Secretary of the Nevada City Rancheria Tribal Council and Executive Director of the California Heritage: Indigenous Research Project (CHIRP) will answer questions following the film.
Light refreshments will be available. FREE event.

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August 15 and 16, 2015, 10:00am- 4:00pm

The Heritage Trail- 20 MUSEUMS – ROSEVILLE TO TAHOE!

Welcome Trail Travelers!
We are glad you decided to join us on the 2015 Heritage Trail Museums Tour. This is the 8th year for the event and 20 museums from Roseville to Tahoe are opening their doors free of charge on August 15th & 16th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. All 20 museums are committed to showcasing history in a fun and entertaining way. For many Trail Travelers, this event has become a family tradition. Whether you are from Auburn, Reno, San Francisco, or Boston, you will enjoy this opportunity to take a trip back in time and get a better understanding of Placer County’s rich and colorful history. Each museum on the tour is unique. Aside from immersing yourselves in history, you will enjoy the variety of settings at each museum.

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August 22, 2015, 10:00am

Felicita; the Person, the Pageant and the Park

Escondido History Center

Escondido, CA

Rusty Rhodes, senior ranger at Felicita County Park will be speaking on Felicita, the daughter of Chief Ponto, San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians.

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August 22, 2015, 2:00pm

The Real World of Mission San Luis Rey

Carlsbad City Library- Georgina Cole Library Community Room

Carlsbad, CA

Author Talks, made possible in part by Friends of the Carlsbad Library, are of interest to those who love and enjoy history.
Author and historian Jim Downs will discuss the controversial history of Mission San Luis Rey and the Mission Indians, beginning with Spanish rule to Mexican and later American control. Downs’ lecture will explore differing points of view about the Mission and the San Luis Rey River Valley. Free Admission and Refreshments. Books will be available for sale and signing.


August 22, 2015, 7:30pm

Archaeoastronomy

San Diego County Archaeological Society

San Diego, CA

A presentation by Pepe Aguilar and students.Mr. Aguilar received his Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology, with concentration in archaeology, from the University of California, San Diego, in 2001. In addition, he completed his Master’s degree in Anthropology, with emphasis in human osteology and paleopathology, at San Diego State University in 2010, where he received the Outstanding Graduate Student award. Mr. Aguilar specializes in human skeletal remains, burial practices, and ancient astronomy, and possesses more than 13 years of archaeological field experience in Southern California. He has also spent six field seasons in Oaxaca, México, conducting skeletal and paleopathological analyses, archaeological surveys, excavations, and paleoenvironmental studies.

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August 29, 2015

South County Ag Tour

King City, CA

Monterey County Agricultural & Rural Life Museum

It is time again for the popular ag tour. This years unique tour will be focusing on a very important topic, water and the drought, how it effects the people, land and industry. The tour provides an up-close look at modern agribusiness in action, with a touch of area history. After a continental breakfast at San Lorenzo Park, participants board luxury buses and visit sites around the southern Salinas Valley.

This year’s tour includes Nacimiento Dam & Reservoir, San Antonio Dam, Nacitone Regional Interpretive Center, Redwings Horse Sanctuary and includes a delicious full lunch and a ‘South County BBQ’ dinner as well as refreshments and wine tasting throughout the day.

$75 per person. Tickets are available at MCARLM museum office, Lynn’s Too!, L.A. Hearne Co., Pine Canyon Store and King City Chamber of Commerce.


September 5 & 6, 2015, 10:00am-2:00pm

Labor Day Weekend Family Fun

Idyllwild Nature Center

Idyllwild, CA


September 10, 2015, 7:30pm

The History of Home

Pacific Coast Archaeological Society

Irvine, CA

Dr. Jerry D. Moore

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September 12-13, 2015, 11:00am-4:00pm

Days of Living History

Gold Nugget Museum

Paradise, CA

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September 13 and 27, 2015, 10:00am -11:30am

Walks and Talks: A Free Interpretive Nature Walk
The Elfin Forest Interpretive Center
Escondido, CA
Join Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve docent, writer and artist, Donna Walker, for a free interpretive nature walk. Enhance your appreciation of this watershed community of native plants and wildlife. Learn about the history and culture of the indigenous people who lived in this area during prehistoric times. A native San Diegan, Donna studied history and art at Palomar College, in San Marcos, CA where she earned her degree and a certificate in American Indian Studies. Donna also has a certificate in Conservation, Forestry, and Wildlife. She volunteers as a trail guide for Mission Trails Regional Park where she leads interpretive nature walks on a monthly basis. Donna also volunteers in collections at the San Diego Archaeological Center and is a contract illustrator for the Center.

September 17, 2015, 6:30pm

Cave Paintings of Baja, California

Coachella Valley Archaeological Society

The Portola Center

Palm Desert, CA

Speakers: Maria Puente and Britt Wilson

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September 19, 2015, Noon – 4:00pm

Rancho Day Fiesta at Sanchez Adobe

San Mateo County Historical Association

Sanchez Adobe Historic Site: Pacifica, CA

The San Mateo County Historical Association presents the annual Rancho Day Fiesta. Families will enjoy early California music and participatory dancing.  Rancho style refreshments will be available.  Demonstration of bygone trades and craft activities for children will be featured.  There will be a $1 suggested donation with additional charges for food and crafts.

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October 11, 2015, 9:00am-4:00pm

Fall Festival of Gems & Minerals

Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Society

Fallbrook, CA

The Fallbrook Fall Festival of Gems and Minerals will feature:  gem, mineral, and fossil vendors; panning for minerals; geode cracking; gem identification; raffles; and more. Vendors will sell a variety of gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry, and related items. The Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Society Museum will be open (admission is always free) during the show.

Food and drink will be available for purchase.


October 11 and 25, 2015, 10:00am -11:30am

Walks and Talks: A Free Interpretive Nature Walk
The Elfin Forest Interpretive Center
Escondido, CA

Join Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve docent, writer and artist, Donna Walker, for a free interpretive nature walk. Enhance your appreciation of this watershed community of native plants and wildlife. Learn about the history and culture of the indigenous people who lived in this area during prehistoric times. A native San Diegan, Donna studied history and art at Palomar College, in San Marcos, CA where she earned her degree and a certificate in American Indian Studies. Donna also has a certificate in Conservation, Forestry, and Wildlife. She volunteers as a trail guide for Mission Trails Regional Park where she leads interpretive nature walks on a monthly basis. Donna also volunteers in collections at the San Diego Archaeological Center and is a contract illustrator for the Center.


October 15-17, 2015

Time Again to Gather: Celebrating 30 Years of the California Indian Conference

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

This year we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the California Indian Conference by bringing it back to where it began in 1985! The University of California, Berkeley is excited to host this historic occasion. Submissions for papers and presentations on any topic focusing on California’s Native American peoples are welcome. Past topics have included: education, Native languages, federal and state law, storytelling, repatriation/museums, literature, economic development, social and political issues, anthropology/archaeology, cultural maintenance and revitalization, dance, and arts.

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November 8 and 22, 2015, 10:00am -11:30am

Walks and Talks: A Free Interpretive Nature Walk
The Elfin Forest Interpretive Center
Escondido, CA

Join Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve docent, writer and artist, Donna Walker, for a free interpretive nature walk. Enhance your appreciation of this watershed community of native plants and wildlife. Learn about the history and culture of the indigenous people who lived in this area during prehistoric times.A native San Diegan, Donna studied history and art at Palomar College, in San Marcos, CA where she earned her degree and a certificate in American Indian Studies. Donna also has a certificate in Conservation, Forestry, and Wildlife. She volunteers as a trail guide for Mission Trails Regional Park where she leads interpretive nature walks on a monthly basis. Donna also volunteers in collections at the San Diego Archaeological Center and is a contract illustrator for the Center.


November 12-19, 2015

Jewels of the California Mission Chain

Missions, Art, Architecture & Cultural Heritage of the central Peninsula of Baja California, México

CORREDOR HISTORICO CAREM, A.C.

Led by the noted historian of art and architecture and specialist in mission history, Dr. Pamela J. Huckins, we are planning to visit SEVEN MISSIONS! At present, the tour is scheduled to include: Nuestra Senõra de Loreto de Conchó, San Francisco Javier de Viggé-Biaundó, Santa Rosalía de Mulegé, San José de Comondú, Nuestra Señor San Ignacio de Kadakaamán, Santa Gertrudis de Cadacamán, and San Francisco de Borja Adac. And guided tours of the French mining town of Santa Rosalía & Museo de las Misiones, Loreto.

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December 23, 2015, 10:00am -11:30am

Walks and Talks: A Free Interpretive Nature Walk
The Elfin Forest Interpretive Center
Escondido, CA
Join Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve docent, writer and artist, Donna Walker, for a free interpretive nature walk. Enhance your appreciation of this watershed community of native plants and wildlife. Learn about the history and culture of the indigenous people who lived in this area during prehistoric times.A native San Diegan, Donna studied history and art at Palomar College, in San Marcos, CA where she earned her degree and a certificate in American Indian Studies. Donna also has a certificate in Conservation, Forestry, and Wildlife. She volunteers as a trail guide for Mission Trails Regional Park where she leads interpretive nature walks on a monthly basis. Donna also volunteers in collections at the San Diego Archaeological Center and is a contract illustrator for the Center.