Katsinas and More: Museum Family Fun Day
Families will learn about Katsina dolls and the culture that creates
them at the San Bernardino County Museum on Saturday, June 26
from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.. The activities, suitable for families with
children age 5 and older, are organized by the museum education
division and the Museum Youth Club.
Visitors will walk through the “Hopi Katsinas” exhibit
where they will pick out their favorites and learn about the people
who made them. Participants in the program will also explore authentic
musical instruments that might have been used during ceremonial
dances, and will have the opportunity to play some of them. Hopi
artifacts will be compared to those of the local Serrano band
to facilitate discussion of how Native American cultures are distinctly
different from one another.
Children will learn how local Indians wrote and get a chance
to try writing their own messages on animal skin replicas. A $1
materials fee in addition to museum admission will be requested
for this activity.
“Katsinas and More” is presented in conjunction with
“Native American Traditions: Hopi Katsinas,” showing
in the museum’s Fisk Gallery through September 12. The exhibit
is sponsored in part by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.
The San Bernardino County Museum is at the California Street
exit from Interstate 10 in Redlands. Admission is $6 (adult),
$5 (senior or student) and $4 (child aged 5 to 12). Children under
5 and Museum Association members are admitted free. Parking is
free, and the facility is handicapped-accessible. For more information,
visit www.sbcountymuseum.org or call (909) 307-2669 / TDD/TTY: (909) 792-1462.