Upcoming Events​

  1. Speaker Series: Nakia Zavalla
    7PM, Free Admission. Nakia Zavalla is from the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians. She is a traditional dancer and singer of her Sʰamala Chumash Culture. She will be talking about her matriarchal connection to her Sʰamala Chumash ancestry and also talk about her story of being raised in her culture and how her journey has shaped her to be a strong advocate of language and cultural sustainability.
  2. Homeschool Day
    Admission $8. Doors open at 10AM, close at 1PM. Join us for hands-on interactive learning for K-12 homeschool families. This self-guided tour gives students an opportunity to learn about the culture and history of the Chumash people, the original caretakers of this land. Basketry, shell-bead making, cave painting, ethnobotany, village life, and tomol building and paddling are some of the topics available for exploration. A hike to the replica village and lunch at picnic tables under the ancient oak trees round out the day.
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The speaker series program was made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of California Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.