SHAWII DAY at Imperial Valley Desert Museum

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Imperial County Desert Museum sign

OCOTILLO – Saturday, October 11th from 2-5 p.m., is Shawii Day at the Imperial Valley Desert Museum. Shawii is the traditionalĀ stapleĀ of California Indians made out of acorns. The museum is celebrating the last day of the Seaweed, Salmon, and Manzanita Cider exhibit with native food demonstrations, family activities, and silent auction prizes.

It promises to be a full day of fun and an innovative way to say good bye to this informative traveling exhibit.

The I.V. Desert Museum is located at 11 Frontage Rd, in Ocotillo. Shawii Day is free to the public, and encourages parents to bring their families to celebrate these native foods, watch the native food demonstrations, activities and participate in the raffle drawing for prizes.

The museum director, Neal Hitch, says this will be their last big public event for 2014. After this, they begin construction on the new permanent exhibit and will re-open in the spring of 2015 as a whole new organization.

For more information contact staff at 760-358-7016.

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