New Permanent Exhibit at the California Museum: California Indians

Wednesday Mar 30 2011   12:00:00
The California Museum  , Sacramento, CA  map

Wednesday, March 30
Laura Cunningham
, author of A State of Change, will participate in the opening festivities at the California Museum for their new permanent exhibit, “California Indians: Making a Difference.” Utilizing the voice and experiences of a diverse California Native Advisory Council, the exhibition highlights the unique contributions of the state’s Native Peoples and represents over 150 tribes from across the state.
The California Museum, 1020 O St., Sacramento, CA 95814
Invitation only; for more information visit

Laura CunninghamLaura Cunningham, an artist and naturalist, studied paleontology and biology at the University of California, Berkeley, and has worked at various field biology jobs for the California Department of Fish and Game, the U.S. Geological Survey, and other organizations, getting to know such species as the Owens Valley pupfish, the southern California steelhead trout, the Yosemite toad, and the Panamint alligator lizard. Simultaneously, she has been studying and painting California’s historic and living wildlife, flora, and unique landscapes. She lives near Death Valley National Park, where she cofounded the group Basin and Range Watch to explore the historical ecology of the desert ecosystems of California and Nevada, and to protect them. Visit her blog at

Photo by Kevin Emmerich