Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Old Courthouse Museum / O.C. Archives event

Have you wanted to visit the Orange County Archives or the Old Courthouse Museum, but ony have weekends free? Come visit them on Saturday, March 7, 10am-4pm, for a special weekend open-house. Both are located inside the Old Orange County Courthouse at 211 W. Santa Ana Blvd., in downtown Santa Ana.
The Archives will be open for your research needs and will offer tours as time and staffing allow. Stop by and say hello, or stay for hours and get your fill of historical or genealogical information.
Meanwhile, the Old Courthouse Museum upstairs will present “Sing Me Your Story, Dance Me Home: Art and Poetry from Native California,” an exhibition of poetry, painting, basketry, jewelry, printmaking, photography and sculpture inspired by California Indian stories, songs, and dance. They will offer tours of the exhibit and craft activities. Mime and storyteller Abel Silvas will perform as his character, Running Grunion, (shown in the photo above,) introducing young visitors to native culture in an entertaining way.
Admission is free. Reservations are required for Silvas' 1pm performance. Call (714) 973-6610.

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