Riverside Municipal Museum

Southern Californian arts & cultures

As a participant of ACTA’s Traditional Arts Development Program in 2005, the Riverside Municipal Museum (Riverside) hosted a series of workshops entitled Preserving Traditions, to promote cultural awareness of Southern California’s Native American arts.  Artistic mentor Lorene Sisquoc (Mountain Cahuilla/Fort Sill Apache), offered an introduction to Southern California basketry, a lecture on Native American toys and games, a discussion of Native American plant uses, and a workshop for educators on interpreting Native American culture in the classroom.