Lectures and Workshops

  • What is Traditional Ecological Knowledge?

    Basket-Weaving Workshop: Cahuilla Basketry

    Saturday, July 29, 2017, 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

    Join weaver Rose Ann Hamilton (Cahuilla), and learn how to create your own Cahuilla-style coiled basket-medallion.
  • America’s Best Female Sharpshooter: The Rise and Fall of Lillian Frances Smith

    Sunday, July 30, 2017, 11:00 a.m.

    Author Julia Bricklin explores the talents that made Lillian Frances Smith a star and peels away the layers of her fifty-year career.

  • Desert Solitaire Edward Abbey

    This Land Is Your Land / This Land Is My Land

    Saturday, August 5, 2017, 9:30 a.m.

    Travis Diehl, artist, editor and critic, leads a small-group discussion about the tensions and balance between national and state parks, land preservation, public enjoyment, and tribal sovereignty, as discussed in Desert Solitaire.

  • LA River Kayak

    Paddle the L.A. River

    Sunday, August 6, 2017, 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 1:00 p.m.

    Kayak the Los Angeles River on a water-bound tour of the Sepulveda Recreation Basin.

  • Desert Solitaire Edward Abbey

    Is Nature a Wilderness?

    Saturday, August 12, 2017, 9:30 a.m.

    Josh Garrett-Davis, the Autry’s Gamble Assistant Curator of Western History, Popular Culture, and Firearms, leads a small-group discussion to explore Edward Abbey’s portrayal of nature as a wilderness and the ways our understandings have changed over time.

  • Human Nature Garden

    In the Garden: Getting to Know Native Plants

    Sunday, August 20, 2017, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

    See, touch, smell, and learn about California Native plants and their uses.

  • What is Traditional Ecological Knowledge?

    Basket-Weaving Workshop: Pine Needle Basketry

    Saturday, August 26, 2017, 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

    Try your hand at a pine needle basket, a popular style that can be made into almost any shape!
  • Autry Museum Exterior

    Early Closure

    Saturday, October 7, 2017, 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

    Please note that the museum, store, and café will close at 2:00 p.m.