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    Date(s) - 09/19/2017 - 11/05/2017
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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    Museum of the San Ramon Valley

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    The Museum of the San Ramon Valley proudly presents its new exhibit, The First People of California.

    Archaeological findings show that the first people settled in California well over 5,000 years ago, inhabiting the mountains, river valleys, deserts and the coast. The exhibition showcases California’s diverse climate zones which led to variations of diet and housing, even as trade, periodic gatherings, and intermarriage led to cultural similarities such as creation myths.

    Tools made of stone, shell, wood, and fiber, as well as regalia, foods, games, and examples of hunting and gathering, will be on display.

    Californian Indians are said to be the best basket weavers among the Native American groups and the Museum is proud of the exceptional exhibit we have on display. A rare and diverse collection of baskets, baby carrier, and seed sweeper will be on display. Especially noteworthy are the delicate gift baskets, woven with bird feathers and shells. 

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