Upcoming Events

Lecture Series: Inaugural Conversations
Lectures will highlight speakers and themes related to opening the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum.

Cultural Plaza Preservation

Wednesday, December 13, 2023, 6:00 pm
Meet the Tribal Historic Preservation Office (THPO) while they share about the findings recovered during construction of the Cultural Plaza and now displayed in the museum. Savana Saubel (Agua Caliente), John Preckwinkle III (Agua Caliente), Patricia Garcia, Director of Historic Preservation/Tribal Historic Preservation, and THPO staff Lacy Padilla and Roman Dominguez (Gabrielino/Tongva Nation), will discuss the importance of protecting cultural resources, and present the Tribe's recent publication documenting the Cultural Plaza excavation, 8,000 Years: Unearthing the History of the Agua Caliente People at Séc-he. GET TICKETS

Community-Centered Native Stories

Wednesday, January 17, 2024, 6:00 pm
Hear about developing community-centered Native stories as we celebrate the featured changing exhibition For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw. Special guests Robert Poolaw Sr. (Kiowa/Delaware) and Thomas Poolaw (Kiowa/Delaware) join museum staff for a conversation surrounding the Kiowa community photographs Horace Poolaw created of his friends and family in Oklahoma.

For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw is organized by the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.

The exhibition was curated by Tom Jones (Ho-chunk) and Nancy Marie Mithlo (Chiricahua Apache). GET TICKETS

Basket Starts

Wednesday, February 7, 2024, 6:00 pm
Join us for a conversation about basketry with basket weavers Rose Ann Hamilton (Cahuilla), Jeanette Saubel (Agua Caliente), and Brianna Duran (Agua Caliente), and experience the new building with Agua Caliente Cultural Museum Executive Director, Steven Karr, Ph.D., to learn about the expressive architectural design and its connection to Cahuilla basketry. Short walkthroughs will take place directly before the talk, calling attention to the building and basket collection. GET TICKETS


Cost: $10/lecture only
         $15/combo ticket admission + lecture (same day 10am - 5pm)

Interpretation services are available upon request for individuals who are deaf and hard-of-hearing (we appreciate two weeks advance notice).


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