Lost City Museum, Air Force team for Native American Day

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May 30, 2019

Contact: Guy Clifton, (775) 687-0646

gclifton@travelnevada.com

 

OVERTON, Nevada – Cultures live and dance during Native American Heritage month at Lost City Museum – a museum that literally sits atop an Ancestral Puebloan archaeological site.

On Saturday, Nov. 16, the museum is hosting Native American Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., inviting visitors to learn more about beliefs, values and traditions of Native American peoples.

This year, the U.S. Air Force and Lost City Museum are partnering to bring more performers to the annual celebration. Throughout the day, there will be five Native American cultural performances, including dances, stories, drumming and more.

Festivities begin with opening remarks at 10 a.m., followed by a performance of the Horse Creek Intertribal Dancers at 10:30 a.m. The Sev’eet eng Paiute Dancers are next at 11:30 a.m., followed by the Southwestern Indian Dancers at 1 p.m.; the Paiute Mountain Sheep Dancers at 2 p.m. and the Red Mountain Paiute Dancers at 3 p.m.

“This is a great family event,” said Director Mary Beth Timm. “Admission is only $5 for adults, but museum members and children get in free. We are really excited that the U.S. Air Force can sponsor the performances for the public.”

Lost City Museum is hosting more aspects of native cultures. Hand-made items and jewelry will be on sale directly from Native artisans. Authentic Navajo fry bread and Indian tacos will be available for purchase.

Museum admission includes the event and gallery viewing.

Lost City Museum was built by the National Park Service in 1935 to exhibit artifacts excavated from Pueblo Grande de Nevada. Currently, the museum educates the public about Ancestral Puebloan artifacts and more recent Native American artistry such as Paiute basketry.

Lost City is located at 721 S. Moapa Valley Boulevard, in Overton. Admission is $5 for adults; free for children 17 and younger and members. For more information, call (702) 397-2193 or visit the museum’s Facebook page at facebook.com/lostcitymuseum.

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A Native American singer performs during the 2018 Native American Day at Lost City Museum. Photo courtesy of Lost City Museum.