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Talk, class by Julia Parker, Traditional Native American Basket Weaver

Press release Renowned Native American basket weaver Julia Parker, her daughter, granddaughter and great-granddaughter will be discussing the craft and art of California Native basketry at the Eastern California Museum in Independence on Friday, Oct. 21, starting at 7 p.m. The event, sponsored by the Friends of the Eastern California Museum, is free and open […]

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Hibino painting 1943 by Ansel Adams

Hibino mural to be unveiled this weekend

Press release Nearly two decades before Congress established Manzanar National Historic Site, Eastern California Museum (ECM) was collaborating with Japanese American and local communities to preserve Manzanar artifacts and stories. A visit to ECM remains a unique opportunity to explore history through artifacts, artworks and photos, thereby enhancing a visit to Manzanar itself. The partnership […]

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Dr. Kimberly Kirner

Tracking changing in Owens Valley with Dr. Kimberly Kirner

Press release Join Dr. Kimberly Kirner, lead researcher for the “Coping with Change” research project in the Eastern Sierra, as she explains the project and demonstrates how residents can participate through a simple on-line map. Dr. Kirner is from California State University, Northridge, and has been working in the Owens Valley for many years on […]

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A flood control pond on the Owens Lake hosts birds and creates a scenic landscape, thanks to the Sierra in the background. Photo by Robin Black

‘Life on the Lake’ opens Saturday at Eastern California Museum

Press release The Eastern California Museum in Independence will unveil its newest exhibit, Life on the Lake, on Saturday March 5, from 2-5 p.m. The photo exhibit combines contemporary and historic photos of the Owens Lake to explore its “recent” transformation from an active industrial location to a source of hazardous dust to a budding […]

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Eastern California Museum 2016 calendar a trip through history

Press release What do a dapper group of Bishop youths urging onlookers to “Vote the County Dry” and a shotgun-wielding governor of California have in common? Both are featured in the Eastern California Museum’s 2016 Calendar, which celebrates parties, parades and picnics. In 2016, Inyo County will celebrate its 150th birthday, so the 2016 calendar […]

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Author illuminates ‘Red Light Women of Death Valley’

Press release Author and historian Robin Flinchum brought her passion for telling the stories of pioneering desert dwellers through meticulous research to bear on her informative new book, “Red Light Women of Death Valley.” The work sheds light on the hardscrabble mining history of the region by exploring the interesting women who journeyed to the […]

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Watch ‘Super Moon’ total lunar eclipse

Press release The moon will be putting on a show on Sunday. First, it will be a full moon. Actually, it will look a bit brighter and bigger than usual, since it will be a “Super Moon.” The big moon will then be eclipsed. Literally. To add some drama, during the full lunar eclipse, the […]

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Death Valley, Manzanar programs this weekend

Press release The Eastern California Museum is pleased to announce their community outreach program for residents and visitors alike continues this week with another evening program at the historic Winnedumah Hotel in Independence this Friday August 21st. This weeks 45 minute interpretive program will be “The History and Development of Tourism in Death Valley”.  This […]

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Talk, tours at Eastern California Museum, Independence

– Press release The Eastern California Museum is pleased to announce a community outreach program for residents and visitors alike, through a series of interpretive talks, guided tours and educational programs beginning next Friday August 14. The Museum will kick off their exciting program with a history talk at the historic and newly re-opened Winnedumah […]

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ECM Friends hosting picnic, party

– Press release The Friends of the Eastern California Museum will host its annual community picnic and party on Saturday, May 16, from 4 to 6 p.m., at the museum in Independence. The public is cordially invited to enjoy the afternoon of good food, good music and historic family fun. The event will feature live […]

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Norman Clyde with his trademark campaign hat, ice axe, pistol and back-breaking pack. Photo courtesy the Eastern California Museum.

Norman Clyde Birthday Bash

– Press release Bluegrass music, free food and cake, a “Pack With Legs” fun walk, vintage climbing exhibits, and guest speakers will all be part of the second annual Norman Clyde Birthday Bash, scheduled for Saturday, April 18, from 11 a.m. to whenever the band stops playing, at the Eastern California Museum in Independence. The […]

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Stopping the Road

‘Stopping the Road’ author in Independence, Mammoth

  – Press release One of the earliest environmental victories in the effort to preserve the Sierra Nevada’s wild lands was achieved by an unusual coalition of back country pack outfits, business owners, wilderness advocates and decidedly conservative politicians, namely former California Governor Ronald Reagan and President Richard Nixon.   Starting in the 1920s, state […]

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