Hands-on History Workshops for Kids Honor Catalina Island natives

Kids can get hands-on with Catalina history thanks to a series of three workshops being presented by the Catalina Island Museum courtesy of a grant from Blanny Avalon Hagenah.

Join us on Saturday, November 22 at 2 p.m. for a workshop on Native American basketry as we honor Catalina Island natives in celebration of Native American Heritage Month. There will be a $5 fee to cover cost of the supplies (recommended ages are 6 -12 years). Each participant will get to make a yarn version of a coiled basket which is a technique similar to how the Tongva made baskets here on the island centuries ago. The group will also be treated to a short discussion of the history and lifestyle of Catalina native islanders and will get to take home their basket at the end of the session.

The Catalina Island Museum is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and sharing the unique cultural heritage of Catalina Island. For more information about the museum, visit www.CatalinaMuseum.org.