Ojai Valley Museum to discuss Chumash Villages in the Ojai Valley

Ann Scanlin, President of the Ojai Valley Museum Board of Trustees, recently met with valley teachers and museum docents to discuss the latest exhibit at the museum. She gave them interpretive materials that they can use to prepare their students for this exhibit and the enrichment programs that the museum will provide to enlighten students about the culture of Native California. The exhibit is a beautiful collection of art, sculpture, basketry, and poetry created by Native Californians. "I believe this will be a wonderful experience for my students and the community," noted Ron Schindel, sixth grade teacher at Oak Grove School.

Beginning January 4, the Museum will present Sunday afternoon programs, each weekend through January 25. These presentations will include Julie Tumamait speaking about locations and culture of the Chumash Villages in the Ojai valley; Judy Vander sharing Shoshone music and dancing: Bob Lopez discussing the Chumash culture in Ventura County as well as a program with one of the artists whose work appears in the exhibit.

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