California Continued

Film still of Joshua Tree, Suzanne Mejean-Pinney

Special Events

Opening Day of California Continued

Sunday, October 9, 2016, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Included With Museum Admission

About the Event

Be here for opening day of the most transformative project in the Autry's nearly 30-year history! Through immersive storytelling and nearly 20,000 square feet of gallery and garden spaces, California Continued shares how traditional ecological knowledge gained through centuries of experience can help present-day residents understand and care for the California environment. 

Opening Day Activities

11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Native Plant Sale
Outside on the Autry Plaza, shop from a variety of native plants from Hahamongna Cooperative Nursery

1:00 and 3:00 p.m. Toveema–Carmelo Family Singers and Dancers (Gabrielino/Tongva)

1:00-4:00 p.m.: Basketry and Cultural Material Demonstrations
With Virginia Carmelo and Lazaro Arvizu (Gabrielino/Tongva). 

1:00, 2:00, 3:00, and 4:00 p.m.: All About Acorns
Join cultural educator Tima Lotah Link (Shmuwich Chumash) under the garden's oak tree for a demonstration on the wonders of acorns: food, dye, medicine, and fun! Watch acorn being winnowed in the breeze, try your skills at pounding acorn, and discover items made from acorns.

2:00 p.m.: Cahuilla Bird Singers
Led by Cahuilla/Serrano elder Kim Marcus and son Raymond Marcus, Fernandeno Tataviam Tribal President Rudy Ortega, Jr., and Ray Rivera (Yaqui,Pima, Tataviam) 


Another Project to Improve California Museums funded by the 2006 Clean Water Bond Act • California Continued is made possible through the generous support of Cindy and Alan HornHuman Nature is presented by Bank of America • Support for Human Nature is provided by Marian and Theodore F. Craver, Jr.Support for The Life and Work of Mabel McKay is provided by the Paloheimo Foundation.