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The Friends of the Eastern California Museum is sponsoring a field trip to Little Lake to view the amazing rock art there on Sunday, May 5, 2013. To car pool down, please come to the museum by 9:15 a.m. If you are driving down separately, we are meeting at the north gate at Little Lake at 10:30 a.m.

Please click here for maps, excerpts from
"Rock Art at Little Lake" and other information.






The Annual Meeting
of
The Friends of the Eastern California Museum
Saturday, March 9, 2013

American Legion Hall
Corner of Edwards and Kearsarge Streets
Independence, California

4:00 p.m. - Reception and Book Signing at the
Eastern California Museum

5:00 p.m. - Potluck Dinner at the American Legion Hall,
followed by a business meeting and introduction of Guest Speaker

Dr. John Walton -- Guest Speaker
Western Times and Water Wars

Professor Walton�s presentation will draw on his book which chronicles more than one hundred years of tumultuous events in the history of the Owens Valley. From the impacts of pioneer settlement on the Owens Valley Paiute to the destruction of the valley�s agrarian economy by water-hungry Los Angeles, this book presents the Owens Valley as a microcosm of the west.


The Friends of the
Eastern California Museum
Presents
HARVEST HERITAGE DAY
Celebrating Autumn in the Owens Valley
Saturday, September 29, 2012
1:00 P.M � 5:00 P.M.

Food, Music, Crafts, Games, Veggie Dressing
Garden to Table Tasting
Veggie and Fruit Breads Bake Off
Historic Demonstrations & Displays

Eastern California Museum
155 North Grant Street
Independence, California

Need more information? Call 760-878-0258 or 714-686-6458

     Professor Dan Duriscoe, will present The Wonders of the Night Sky at the Eastern California Museum this Saturday, June 16 starting at 9:00 p.m. All interested persons are invited to attend. There is no charge for the program.

Professor Duriscoe has lived in the Sierra Nevada for the past 32 years. For the last 10 years his work has been devoted to interpreting the night sky for the enjoyment of all. He is the Technical Director of the Night Skies Division of the NPS Natural Resources Stewardship and Science Directorate. From his Bishop office, Duriscoe provides technical assistance to all 397 units of the National Park Service System, helping them communicate the value of the night sky while also helping them to protect the night sky �resource� in the Parks through light pollution conscious outdoor lighting. Professor Duriscoe also creates interpretive products, makes presentations, and provides a resource for information relating to astronomy and viewing the sky.

Saturday evening Professor Duriscoe will first focus on what "dark night skies" means and then give everyone a chance to look up and see what a wonderful and valuable resource a dark sky full of stars can be. Four different telescopes will be available for viewing the heavens, including Duriscoe�s homemade binocular Newtonian. I hear the night sky through that instrument is a real treat to behold!

The public is invited to the free event, and is asked to meet in the parking lot on the north end of the Museum building just before 9 p.m. - It�s got to be dark to see the stars - bring a chair, a flashlight, curiosity and a sense of humor (Why not?).

The Museum is located at 155 N. Grant St., Independence. For more information, call 760-878-0258.

The new exhibit
"Personal Responsibility:
The Camp Photographs of Toyo Miyatake"
will open on Saturday, April 7
at the Eastern California Museum.

Use the controls in the image to explore the new Miyatake exhibit.
The button furthest right will put the view into full page mode.

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There will be a brief presentation at 2 p.m., and light refreshments will be served throughout the day. The exhibit consists of more than 60 black and white photos taken in the Manzanar War Relocation Center by Toyo Miyatake.

Before being interned at Manzanar, Miyatake was a well-known and highly respected photographer in Los Angeles. The museum-quality prints were created by Toyo's son, Archie, who took over the Miyatake Studio after his father retired.

The exhibit was funded in 2000 by a California Civil Liberties Public Education Program grant. For more information, call 760-878-0258.

Curated by the Eastern California Museum Staff

Additional support from:
Richard Stewart and L'eaux Stewart, Exhibit Installation
Alan Miyatake, Toyo Miyatake Studio, San Gabriel, Ca
Joe and Caryn Todd, Alpine Signs, Bishop
KIBS/KBOV, Bishop
KSRW, Independence & Mammoth Lakes
The Inyo Register
The Friends of the Eastern California Museum
County of Inyo
California Civil Liberties Public Education Program
Paul Fretheim - Web site design

Museum Spring Barbeque will be May 12 from 4-6 p.m.
Special Guests Archie Miyatake, Take (Archie's wife)
and their son, Alan Miyatake
will be at the Barbecue this Saturday.


THE FRIENDS OF THE
EASTERN CALIFORNIA MUSEUM
Annual Membership Dinner
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Owens Valley School Multipupose Room
202 S. Clay Street, Independence, California

4:00 p.m. � Reception and Book Signing
at the Eastern California Museum

5:30 p.m. � Potluck Dinner, Introduction of Officers,
Guest Speaker at the Owens Valley School Multipurpose Room

Robert P. Palazzo -- Guest Speaker
Railroads of Death Valley

The Friends of the Eastern California Museum would like to welcome this year's guest speaker, author and historian Robert P. Palazzo. The topic of Mr. Palazzo's presentation, Railroads of Death Valley, is also the subject of his most recent book, Images of Rail: Railroads of Death Valley. Mr. Palazzo is also the author of Death Valley (Images of America: California) and Post Offices and Postmasters of Inyo County, California, 1866-1966.

For further information please contact:
Roberta Harlan at 760-873-8583 or Elaine Delaney at 760-878-2625


THE FRIENDS OF THE
EASTERN CALIFORNIA MUSEUM
Presents
HARVEST HERITAGE DAY
Celebrating Autumn in the Owens Valley

Saturday, October 29, 2011
1:00 P.M � 5:00 P.M.

Food, Music, Crafts, Veggie Dressing
Garden to Table Tasting
Historic Demonstrations & Displays
Vintage Steam Engine Exhibit Courtesy
of
Laws Railroad Museum & Historic Site
Eastern California Museum
155 North Grant Street
Independence, California

FOR INFORMATION CALL 760-878-0258 or 878-0364



The Eastern California Museum Presents
Night Sky Party
Friday, September 23, 2011 8:00 P.M.
Celebrate the Autumnal Equinox!
At the Historic Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery
Follow 395, north from Independence
Turn west on Fish Hatchery Road

Come Early and Bring a Picnic Dinner!

BRING A BLANKET OR CHAIR
Binoculars and Telescopes
AND DON�T FORGET YOUR FLASHLIGHTS!

FOR INFORMATION CALL 760-878-0258 or 878-0364


"1000 words and more�"
Photogravures by Edward S. Curtis and
photographs by Andrew A. Forbes


A Makah Maiden by E.S. Curtis

Chief Joseph by E.S. Curtis

Maggie Ross, Paiute Woman and Baskets
by Andrew A. Forbes

Maggie Ross, detail
by Andrew A. Forbes


Friends of the Eastern California Museum
Annual Beef Deep-Pit Barbeque
Saturday, May 7, 2011
4:00 p.m.
Food, Drinks, and Music
(Vegetarian options available)
Eastern California Museum
155 North Grant Street
Independence, California
$12 for Adults/$8 for Children and Seniors
(All proceeds go to the Eastern California Museum)

See You at the Picnic Grounds!
Need more information? Call ECM @ 760-878-0258


Eastern California Museum
Presents
Faces through Time

Pioneering Women of Inyo County

An exhibit of the extraordinary lives
of some extraordinary Inyo County women

Now part of the permanent collection
at the Eastern California Museum.

155 N. Grant St. Independence


Fun for all ages!


Eastern California Museum
155 North Grant Street
Independence, California

Need more information? Call 760-878-2016 or 760-873-8583

Norman
Clyde
of the
High
Sierra

A photo exhibit
of one man's
legendary life
in the mountains
Guest Curator:
Andy Selters

Also now part of the permanent collection
at the Eastern California Museum.


Click to Download "The Silver Cities of Inyo" on Cerro Gordo and Panamint City by Paul Fretheim

Field Trip to Cerro Gordo, Sept. 12.
Please call the Museum at 760-878-0258
for further information.

from: Take Home Death Valley in Virtual Reality
by Paul Fretheim


Images from the Pilgrimage Reception honoring Keith Bright!

Desert Dandelions in Mary Austin's Back Yard photo Paul Fretheim

"The specific purpose for which this corporation is organized are to function for the advancement of education and other charitable purposes, by the distribution of its funds for such purposes amd particularly to work with the Eastern California Museum...in the restoration of historical artifacts to aid in increasing the Eastern California Museum's value as a public educational facility with emphasis on heritage." (Article Two, FECM Articles of Incorporation).

Contributions to FECM are used to improve the Museum facilities and exhibits, to assist the Museum in achieving long-term financial stability, and to sponsor educational programs that encourage public awareness of Inyo County's rich and diverse heritage.