Museum photogravures


Chief Joseph Nez Perce

The Eastern California Museum in Independence will be open to the public during all three days of the President’s Day Weekend. The Museum and bookstore will be open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Feb. 18-19-20.

The three-day weekend offers an excellent opportunity to view the museum’s current special exhibit, “Photogravures by Edward S. Curtis,” before the exhibit ends it run on Feb. 29. The Curtis exhibit features stunning portraits of Native Americans from various tribes, many dressed in traditional or ceremonial clothing. After Feb. 29, a smaller arrangement of the Curtis photogravures will be moved to a permanent location in the museum. In addition to the Curtis exhibit, visitors can enjoy the Museum’s permanent exhibits featuring Paiute Shoshone basketry, pioneering mountaineer Norman Clyde, the Manzanar War Relocation Center, and various aspects of pioneer live in Death Valley and Inyo County.

The Eastern California Museum and bookstore is located at 155 N. Grant Street, three blocks west of the historic courthouse in Independence, and is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on weekends and weekdays. Call the museum at 760-878-0258 for more information, or check the museum webpage at


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2 Responses to Museum photogravures

  1. J-Spoon February 18, 2012 at 12:56 am #

    The Curtis exhibit will feature some insight into our past culture and past leaders, a far cry from our P.O.S. so-called Tribal Leaders of today that are only concerned with getting kick-backs, pay-offs, and diversion of Casino Revenues for themselves and their families and screwing the rest of their tribal members, how deep the Corruption goes on the Bishop Indian rezervation, They don’t have to answer to anyone, they hide behind Sovereign Nation Status and have their CPA El Vonico to Cook tha Books….

    • Big AL February 18, 2012 at 11:13 am #

      Well so goes a lot of things today J-S ..we all are dealing that as people. Why we need people to step out and try their best to teach the young people how to be people in this world.
      And expose the wrong.
      It sounds like the Curtis exhibit will give us insight into our culture as a whole, hopefully we can celebrate it and embrace it for all it can tell us.
      The past speaks to us, teaches us, if we are willing to listen to it. It tells us of how simple life was then, it speaks into the complexity of life today, and soothes in some ways, yet provokes in other ways. But the spirits of the essence of life will cut through the anger and say to us to be humble and strong in our convictions and to be people to one another.
      That is what I see the past say to us, the spirits call out to us to learn and teach of being people who care for our neighbors.


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