EXPLORING THE SERRANO CREATION STORY
The San Bernardino County Museum will present “The Serrano
Creation Story: A Native American Perspective” on Saturday,
June 26. This daylong program includes the telling of the creation
story and a trip to important related sites in the San Bernardino
Mountains. The program is designed for adults and youth age 12
and above. The cost of $25 per person ($20 for Museum Association
members) includes transportation, lunch, and snacks.
The program starts at the County Museum in Redlands at 9:30 a.m.
when James Ramos will retell the Serrano Creation Story. Ramos
is director of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians’ Tribal
Unity and Cultural Awareness Program. Participants will then board
passenger vans and travel to the Big Bear Lake area to visit some
of the sites mentioned in the story. The vans will return to the
museum by 5:00 p.m.
“This program is a great example of how the people of San
Manuel are working to share their stories and their history with
their neighbors,” said Jolene Redvale, museum curator of
education. “We respect the work of San Manuel’s Tribal
Unity and Cultural Awareness Program, and we are honored to have
Mr. Ramos providing his insight and a new way of looking at some
of the places we know so well.”
This program is supported by a grant from the San Manuel Band
of Mission Indians as a major sponsor of “Native American
Traditions: Hopi Katsinas.” For more information and to
request an enrollment form, call Jolene Redvale, museum curator
of education, at (909) 307-2669 ext. 256 / TDD/TTY: (909) 792-1462. Forms are also available
at the San Bernardino County Museum. Space is limited and early
reservations are suggested.
The San Bernardino County Museum is at the California Street
exit from Interstate 10 in Redlands. For more information, visit
www.sbcountymuseum.org or call (909) 307-2669 / TDD/TTY: (909) 792-1462. “Native American
Traditions: Hopi Katsinas” continues through September 12.