Palm Springs, CA – October 2009: Director of Education O’Jay Vanegas will lead a bicycle tour of historic tribal landmarks in downtown Palm Springs and portions of the one square-mile area known as Section 14 on Saturday, January 30, 2010. Participants must provide their own bicycle and safety gear and will meet at the Museum, 219 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs. Registration is required; call 760-778-1079, Ext. 113. The tour will begin at 10:30 a.m. and is expected to end at 2:30 p.m. Family participation is welcome. Fee is $10 and includes water and refreshments. There is no fee for members of the Museum.
This ride is part of the Museum’s Living Traditions classes for adults and children, offering experiences with Native skills and crafts. This year’s bike ride is a first for the Museum. Agua Caliente Cultural Museum also presents Spirit Keepers Lectures focusing on Native American history and culture of tribes in the Coachella Valley and other parts of the western United States.
Agua Caliente Cultural Museum, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit institution, inspires people to learn about the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians and other Native cultures. It keeps the Native spirit alive through exhibitions, collections, research, and educational programs. In recognition of its role as a regional and national resource, Agua Caliente
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Cultural Museum is the first Native American museum to be part of the prestigious Smithsonian Institution Affiliations Program. This status provides opportunities to share resources in programming, collections, scholarship, and technical expertise – and entitles the Museum to bring world-acclaimed Smithsonian exhibitions to the Coachella Valley.
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Agua Caliente Cultural Museum is located at 219 S. Palm Canyon Drive in downtown Palm Springs. Museum hours are Labor Day to Memorial Day: Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5:00 p.m.; Memorial Day to Labor Day: Friday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5:00 p.m. Admission is free.