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The Way Things Were

By Lola Olvera, ENC Communications Intern

Before shopping malls and highways, there were the Tongva, a group of indigenous people who resided where we live today. Here at the ENC, we’ve made it one of our priorities to educate the community about the culture that thrived here long ago. For decades we’ve encouraged the community to experience Tongva history, culture and legends with our two special programs. Now it’s your turn.

Come experience some of the life ways of the Tongva on February 25 with our “The Way Things Were” program. Naturalist Kathy Wiedel will teach families and their children (3rd grade or older) how to make string for weaving and “hunt” with a rabbit stick. Participants will also enjoy a Tongva legend and play authentic instruments along with traditional music. All activities have been observed and pre-approved by a Tongva educator.

MusicOur Tongva programs are some of our most popular. But don’t take our words for it-look how much fun these kids had at one of our Tongva Trail programs this week!

LegendA group of students was bussed in all the way from La Habra on Friday to experience Tongva culture with naturalist Alex Kovary. Under her guidance, they hiked our trails, learning to play Tongva music, spot native plants the Tongva used and even try their hand at some Tongva games of chance and skill.

Sign up for “The Way Things Were” . Admission is $8, $5 for ENC Members.

February 25, 2017
10:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M.


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