San Dieguito Heritage Museum and Free Family Programs on WeekendsBy
When I heard about this little gem, I couldn’t wait to share. I’m currently in an anthropology program at CSUF and I can’t wait to take my kiddos here.
The San Dieguito Heritage Museum is set to preserve artifacts, records and stories pertaining to the history of the communities of the San Dieguito River area.
The founders had deep roots in the local communities and cherished the uniqueness of the history in the area. They sought to preserve and share this history through a combination of hands-on history experiences as well as traditional exhibits.
The museum will offer history activities for families on Saturdays and Sundays, throughout the 2011-2012 school year. They will be open every weekend beginning in early October and continuing through June of 2012.
Each weekend there will be free hands-on experiences that highlight a certain era of San Dieguito history. These activities will change monthly. The historic eras and correspondin g activities may include:
|* Native American period: Sand painting and acorn grinding|
|* Rancho Period: adobe brick making, cattle roping and soap making|
|* Pioneer Days: butter making, washboard clothes washing and quilt making|
|* Flower Growing Period: seed planting, plant identification and plant dyeing|
|* Surfing and Concern for Ocean Ecology: balsa mini-surfboard shaping, kelp cookie making and ocean awareness experiences
What: San Dieguito Heritage Museum Family Weekends
Where: 450 Quail Gardens Drive