Winter 2015, Volume XVI, Number 1
Newsletter of the Barona
Cultural Center & Museum
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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
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
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!
"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
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Barona Community Center, adjacent to the Museum
Open to the Public