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Tongva Exhibit for Native American Heritage Month

November 20, 2020 3:10 PM

Tongva Exhibit for Native American Heritage Month

Santa Monica Public Library presents a free family-friendly program for Native American Heritage Month, “Tongva Exhibit at the Santa Monica History Museum,” on Tuesday, November 24 at 3:00 p.m. The virtual program can be accessed via the Library’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/smpublib.

The Santa Monica History Museum is honored to help tell the story of the Tongva people, who were the first inhabitants of Santa Monica and who continue to live on this land, acting as stewards of sites such as Kuruvunga Springs. As one of the richest and most culturally sophisticated societies in California, Tongva influence extended well beyond their borders. Do you know which Santa Monica street is named for an important Tongva ceremony? Can you identify the female Tongva leader who appears in murals throughout Los Angeles? Join us to learn this and more about the history of the Tongva people.

Families are also invited to explore the Santa Monica Public Library’s collection featuring Native American Heritage and authors: Native American Heritage Month for Kids 

While the Library buildings remain closed to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 we are here to assist you. Contactless curbside pickup service is available at Santa Monica Public Library. We encourage you to visit our Online Library and access the Library’s many digital services that are available 24/7. Questions? Call us at (310) 458-8600 or email reference@smgov.net. Staff are available Monday through Friday, 10:00am to 4:00pm, and look forward to connecting with you.  

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