Night at the Indian Museum
Come on out to Antelope Valley Indian Museum State Historic Park on Saturday September 1st to enjoy a summer “Night at the Indian Museum” fundraiser. The museum will be open from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for ages 6-16, and ages 5 and under are free (cash only). Proceeds will go to the non-profit Friends of the Antelope Indian Museum endowment fund to help support the museum during these tough economic times.
Get a close-up look at the dramatic rocks of Piute Butte on a night hike led by State Parks Interpreter Jean Rhyne. This summer our night hikes will be even more special as they will include a visit to an American Indian rock carving site. This site is normally closed to park visitors, so the hike will provide a rare and unique opportunity to view it!
This event will be opening night for the new “Enduring Patterns of the Southwest” exhibit. This is the third exhibit revealing Southwest pottery that has been hidden in a State Parks warehouse in Sacramento since the 1970s. This exhibit will only be on display until the end of September, so come see it while you can. A sample of pottery from this collection can also be seen on the State Parks website at www.museumcollections.parks.ca.gov.
The art gallery in Joshua Cottage will also be open during this event. Visitors will be able to enjoy rock art-themed paintings by Jean Chernoff and Charles LaMonk in addition to paintings by museum founder H. A. Edwards.
The museum is located at 15701 East Avenue M, in Lake Los Angeles, east of Lancaster. From the 14 Freeway in Lancaster, go east on Avenue K to 150th Street East. Turn right and go south for two miles to Avenue M. Turn left and go east on Avenue M for 1 mile to the museum. For more information, phone the museum at (661) 946-3055 (711 TTY relay service), or visit our website at www.avim.parks.ca.gov.