(My apologies to Douglas Adams, but how often does a museum get to use a play on words like that?)
|Staff member Jessica Brody says goodbye to the Salmon|
With this weekend's Shawii Day we said goodbye to our latest traveling exhibit: Exhibit Envoy's Seaweed, Salmon, and Manzanita Cider: A California Indian Feast. This eight week exhibit explored foods native to California and how they were traditionally prepared by Native Californians. Using artifacts from our collections that related to food and hunting we were able to supplement the statewide exhibit with information specific to the Kumeyaay Nation.
|Young visitors enjoy baskets on loan from Manzanita|
|A young expert teaches our Jessica Brody to crack acorns|
We were thrilled by the positive response everyone had to this exhibit. People loved learning new things about foods they thought they knew, and how complicated it was to prepare foods when today we have a microwave handy!
|Staff member Albert Lutz takes down the exhibit|
We have now begun the process of not only taking down Salmon to go onto its next home, but everything else in the museum's public area. As you know, we will be closed for a few months of construction and when we open back up in the Spring we will have an exciting new permanent exhibit! You've supported us through the long beginning- now prepare to be amazed!
|Up next: Mocking up our new visible storage exhibit!|