This afternoon the Museum had some special guests come out for a surprise visit: Leonard Fabian and his daughter Eva.
Fabian, who originally found the olla now displayed in the exhibit's Adaptation Case: Water Cache, was thrilled to see the olla in its new permanent home. "I get emotional every time I come out here" he said "but it brings back such great memories. It looks so great there." While Eva has grown up hearing stories about Fabian's experience finding the olla, this was her first time seeing it in person.
In 1977, Leonard Fabian discovered an archaeological site endangered by heavy off-road traffic. He alerted the Imperial Valley College Desert Museum and the BLM and together they investigated. The result was the first water cache documented by Imperial Valley archaeologists.