Family Free Day at the Lanterman House

The Lanterman Historical Museum Foundation will celebrate the native landscape of the Crescenta Cañada Valley with a free outside event at the Lanterman House on Sunday, Nov. 7 between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. The event will kick off with an opening Land Acknowledgment provided by Tina Calderon, Culture Bearer of Gabrielino Tongva and Chumash descent, at 1:30 p.m. The Land Acknowledgment will recognize the Gabrielino Tongva people as the traditional stewards of the Crescenta Cañada Valley and affirm their enduring relationship with the land.

Activities at the event will include a Native American flute performance by Juan Castillo, food samples made from native plants and a craft table where visitors can make ornaments out of locally grown white sage. Kat High of Kidiwische Connections will teach traditional Native American games to visitors. Tours of the Lanterman House will be free that day to small groups (facemasks required) and will include a stop at the Lanterman House Native Plant Garden.

The native landscape theme will be supported with exhibitor tables from several community partners, including the Arroyo & Foothills Conservancy, the Arroyo Seco Foundation, the La Cañada Flintridge Trails Council, the Pasadena Audubon Society and the Theodore Payne Foundation. Hahamongna Native Plants Nursery and the Neshkinukat Native American Artist’s Collective will also offer items for sale.

“We are excited to welcome visitors on campus for this outside event which celebrates the unique landscape and history of the Crescenta Caada Valley,” said Laura Verlaque, executive director of the Lanterman Historical Museum Foundation.

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The Lanterman House is located at 4420 Encinas Drive in La Cañada Flintridge.