Winter 2015, Volume XVI, Number 1
Newsletter of the Barona Cultural Center & Museum

Barona Museum enjoyed an adventurous year: we joined the online research community and will be making available to the public a collection that numbers over 3,000 pieces; we moved the archival collection to be nearer to the library to increase accessibility to researchers; we went on a number of outreaches; we partnered with San Diego State's 'Elymash Yuuchaap native student group; staff development and training continued; we coordinated and participated in San Diego Museum Council's outreach efforts to undeserved communities; we attended the Lakeside Chamber of Commerce Business Expo; we set up a booth at the Gaslamp's Fallback Festival ; we participated in the Tribe's annual traditional Gathering and the annual Powwow; held interesting classes; taught culture classes to the Barona Indian Charter School students; and participated in numerous other programs to fulfill our mission - to educate the public about San Diego's first inhabitants.

We look forward to another amazing year! Please check out our Ancient Spirits Speak slate of classes and we hope to see you at our upcoming lecture by Dr. Lenora Robbins about the geology of the People's traditional homeland.

If you are interested in volunteering or setting up an internship, please call us. We are looking for assistance in the Education and Collections, Library, and Archives departments. No prior experience is needed.

Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!

Laurie Egan-Hedley

"The Conejo Olla" Comes Home
This story begins with a friendly email from a lady named Ellen living in Hawaii in April of 2013 to the Museum's Director, Laurie Egan-Hedley. Ellen was planning a trip to Southern California with her mother for the early summer and wanted to stop by Barona Museum to share a story with Laurie. Laurie was excited to meet with Ellen and her mother but she did not hear back from Ellen and summer time came and went.

In August of 2014, Ellen emailed to say that she and her mother never made their summer trip but were planning to visit in September and they had something special for the Museum...

Visit our website for more of this story!

Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Hot Springs, & Environmental Issues in Indian Country
- a lecture by Norrie Robbins, PhD
The presence of fault-related springs is probably the most important reason that people have been living in Southern California for at least 9,000 years. In this lecture, retired geologist Dr. Norrie Robbins explains, encourages youngsters to study the sciences that benefit their people and their land!
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Barona Community Center, adjacent to the Museum
Open to the Public

Upcoming Classes

Basic Beading
Sat. Feb 7, 2015
w/LeLanie Thompson
10:30am - 3:30pm
Ages 16 and Up
Fee: $25*

Net Making
Sat. March 7, 2015
w/Willie Pink
10:30am - 3:30pm
Ages 16 and Up
Fee: $25*

Decorative Gourd Art
Sat. April 4, 2015
w/O'Jay Vanegas
10:30am - 3:30pm
Ages 16 and Up
Fee: $25*

Willow Baskets
Sat. May 2, 2015
w/Eva Salazar
10:30am - 3:30pm
Ages 16 and Up
Fee: $25*

*Classes are Free to
Barona Tribal Members

Museum Hours

Tuesday through Friday:
12pm to 5pm

10am to 4pm

Sunday and Monday:



Quick Links
Barona Cultural Center & Museum
1095 Barona Road, Lakeside, CA 92040
Phone: 619-443-7003 Fax 619-443-0173


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