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YOGA AT THE MUSEUM

 

January 9, 2014 (Rancho San Diego) – Heritage of the Americas Museum invites you to experience “Yoga at the Museum.”  Classes run for 12 sessions on Wednesdays from February 5 through April 30 from 4:15 to 5:15 in the museum’s conference room.

Classes with instructor Paulette Young run $35 for the 12 sessions.  The museum is located at Cuyamaca College, 12110 Cuyamaca College Drive West in the Rancho San Diego area of El Cajon 92019.

"CELEBRATE OUR ROOTS" -- HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL AT HERITAGE OF THE AMERICAS MUSEUM

                                                                                                                                      

 

 

View videos of Eric Runningpath:   Video 1 (Crow Dance) and Video 2 (Hoop Dance)

 

By Ariele Johannson

If you missed the festivities, our East County Magazine event, “Celebrate Our Roots” at the Heritage of the Americas Museum on June 19 was a huge success! The event brought together people in a fun and educational way to celebrate East County’s cultural and agricultural heritage. Highlights of the event were recorded by Mike Hancock from KNSJ, East County’s NEW Community Radio Station with its transmitter in Descanso.  The East County Magazine LIVE! Radio Show will debut this week, airing Mondays through Fridays at 5 p.m. and 9 a.m.

LOCAL LITERARY LUMINARIES JOIN “CELEBRATE OUR ROOTS” EVENT

 

 

 

 

June 12, 2013 (San Diego's East County) – Sunbelt Publications' authors of books on East County’s history and cultural heritage will join East County Magazine’s “Celebrate Our Roots” event on Wednesday,  June 19 at Heritage of the Americas Museum from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The authors will speak and autograph their books. Sunbelt has also donated books as prizes for this event, which celebrates our region’s  cultural and agricultural roots.  For tickets, call (619)698-7617 or email editor@eastcountymagazine.org.  The event benefits East County Magazine’s nonprofit media outlet and is cosponsored by Sullivan Solar.

INTERNATIONAL FEAST & WINETASTING TONIGHT! CELEBRATE OUR ROOTS: A MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL JUNE 19

Celebrating our cultural & agricultural roots

JUNE 19 4:30-7:30 PM AT HERITAGE OF THE AMERICAS MUSEUM, EL CAJON

    Enjoy:

  • International foods from Dolci Cafe Italiano, J's Greek Cuisine, Tiramisu Trattoria, Rubio's  & more
  • Wine tasting with Campo Creek Vineyards, Maness Vineyards, and other wineries
  • Meet authors of books on local history and culture from Sunbelt Publications
  • Native American dancing with Eric RunningPath; Native American flute music by Jim Hannibal
  • Live music by Krista Timm and Vicky Archibold from San Diego Performance Academy
  • Learn from farmers, wine makers, a beekeeper, a chicken expert, A.R.C.H.E.S. and  San Diego Farm Bureau
  • Get tips on solar power from Sullivan Solar
  • Take a free museum tour
  • Play the East County Trivia Quiz game and be on the radio!
  • Win great prizes including  a resort vacation getaway, golf, restaurant gift certificates, garden basket, hand-made soaps, martial arts lessons, music lessons, pet owners' basket, Wild West Fest tickets, wine lovers' gifts, and more.

Don't miss this fun and festive event! Click "read more" and scroll down for details.

HERITAGE OF AMERICAS MUSEUM HOSTS FIVE-CHOICES DREAM RAFFLE APRIL 27

 

 

April 12, 2013 (Rancho San Diego)—“The Museum’s Five-Choices Dream Raffle is always a hit at the Spring Garden Festival.  Because it’s our 20th anniversary, we really went all out this year,” says curator Kathleen Oatsvall at Heritage of the Americas Museum on the campus of Cuyamaca College.  So the Museum chose five fabulous prizes—one to honor each wing of its museum (natural history, archaeology, anthropology and art) plus the museum gift shop. 

Options include a massive amethyst cathedral crystal, pre-Columbian artifacts, a Hopi Kachina and other artifacts dating from after 1492, an oil painting titled “Medicine Horse” by Douglas Weaver, and a gift certificate to the Museum Store.

FINE ART SHOW AND SALE APRIL 26 AT HERITAGE OF THE AMERICAS MUSEUM

 

March 26, 2013 (Rancho San Diego)--An impressive array of artists will display works and be honored at a reception on Friday, April 26 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Heritage of the Americas Museum at Cuyamaca College in Rancho San Diego.  A percentage of all art pieces sold at the art sale, as well as 100% of proceeds from a live fine arts auction, will benefit the museum which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. 

The Chris Klich Jazz trio and flautist Jim Hannibal will perform.  Wine, beer, hors d’heuvres and desserts will also be served as the event.   A $10 suggested donation is requested for the reception. RSVP to (619)670-5194 or hofam@sbcglobal.net  to reserve space. 

To read about the exceptional array of talented artists featured, scroll down.

FIVE SALES IN ONE LOCATION – NOW THROUGH OCTOBER 3RD

September 12, 2012 (El Cajon) – A rummage sale, art sale, jewelry sale, gems & minerals sale and fossils sale are all going on in one location to benefit the Heritage of the Americas Museum.  The sale is going on throughout the museum through October 3rd.

NATIVE AMERICAN MUSIC PRESENTATION: “THEY’D SING & THEY’D TELL” SEPTEMBER 22

 

September 12, 2012 (El Cajon) – The Heritage of the Americas Museum presents “Native American Song Cycles and Creation Stories in Southern California” with Steve Elster, Ph.D.  on September 22 at 1:00 p.m. in the Museum Conference Room.  Tribal members throughout the region will sing and speak as they give a rendition of their stories.

The cost of admission is $5.00, however Museum members and children are free.  The Museum is located at 12110 Cuyamaca College Drive West, El Cajon.  For more information call the museum at 619-670-5194 or visit www.cuyamaca.edu/museum

TREASURE OR TRASH? FIND OUT AT THE MUSEUM ROADSHOW AUGUST 25

 

August 19, 2012 (El Cajon) – Heritage of the Americas Museum is holding “Museum Roadshow” on August 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Museum Conference Room, 12110  Cuyamaca College Drive West, El Cajon.  Craig Helm will be there to help identify and price treasures.

BOOK SIGNING AT HERITAGE OF THE AMERICAS MUSUEM AUGUST 4

 

August 2, 2012 (El Cajon) – Heritage of the Americas Museum presents a discussion and book signing by James E. Thomas of us book Corps of Discovery Lewis and Clark on August 4 at the Museum Conference Room on the Cuyamaca College Campus, 12110 Cuyamaca College Drive West, El Cajon.  The discussion will begin at 1:00 p.m.

JUST DUCKY: CALL TO YOUNG ARTISTS FOR JR. DUCK STAMP COMPETITION WITH $5,000 PRIZE

October 30, 2011 (Rancho San Diego) -- Young artists in grades K to 12 are invited to free workshops to enter the 20th annual California State Junior Duck Stamp competition. The event is sponsored by Pacific South West Art (PSWA) and Heritage of the Americas Museum. All students who enter will receive a certificate form the State of California Fish and Game Department and be eligible for ribbons and awards.

 
 
 

MUSEUM ROADSHOW RETURNS TO HERITAGE OF THE AMERICAS MUSEUM AUGUST 20

 

August 6, 2011 (Rancho San Diego) – Last time appraiser Craig Helm came to town, one lucky East County resident discovered her yard sale find was actually a Ming Dynasty vase. Others learned that art or collectibles in their households were worth thousands of dollars.

 

Are there treasures in your attic, home, or garage? Find out Sunday, August 20 from 12-4 p.m. when Craig Helm brings his “Museum Roadshow” back to the Heritage of the Americas Museum conference room at 12110 Cuyamaca College Drive, on the college campus in the Rancho San Diego area of El Cajon.

HISTORIC ART AND STITCHERY ON SALE AT HERITAGE OF THE AMERICAS MUSEUM

 

April 20, 2011 (Rancho San Diego) – Heritage of the Americas Museum, located on the campus of Cuyamaca College in Rancho San Diego, is holding anl art sale featuring original works by well known artist Guadalupe Apodaca, whose popular works feature Native Americans and the West. He has galleries in Scottsdale and Santa Fe.

The Museum is also holding a sale featuring Pan Dao, the stitchery of the Lao Hmong. During the Vietnam War, the Lao Hmong allied with United States forces. Their service was vital in leading downed airmen back to friendly territory. Without a written language, their stitchery was the art form that recorded their beliefs and their history.

TRASH TO TREASURES: MUSEUM ROADSHOW YIELDS VALUABLE FINDS


Event at Heritage of the Americas Museum attracts a full house

 

By Miriam Raftery
 

April  20, 2011 (Rancho San Diego) – The woman seated next to me at Saturday's Museum Roadshow tucked a hidden object in a shopping bag and confided, “I got this at a flea market.”

 

Her find? An authentic Chinese urn dating back to 1368-1644 AD.  “Ming Dynasty, worth about $1,200,” declared Craig Helm, certified appraiser.

GOT TREASURES? “MUSEUM ROADSHOW” COMES TO HERITAGE OF THE AMERICAS MUSEUM APRIL 16

April 15, 2011 (Rancho San Diego)--On Saturday, April 16, from 12 to 4:00 p.m., Heritage of the Americas Museum will host Craig Helm, certified appraiser, who specializes in Native American, pre-Columbian, antique pictures, guns, western memorabilia, and Asian artifacts.

In keeping with KPBS’s popular “Antique Roadshow,” the public is invited to bring in their unusual treasures so Craig can say what they are and what they may be worth.

ART & STITCHERY SALES AT HERITAGE OF THE AMERICAS MUSEUM

January 15, 2011 (Rancho San Diego) – Heritage of the Americas Museum, located on the campus of Cuyamaca College in Rancho San Diego, is holding two special sales. Both are ongoing until all works are sold and proceeds benefit the museum. The first features original works by Guadalupe Apodaca, is a very popular artist of Native Americans and the West. He has galleries in Scottsdale and Santa Fe.

 

The second sale features Pan Dao, the stitchery of the Lao Hmong. During the Vietnam War, the Lao Hmong allied with United States forces. Their service was vital in leading downed airmen back to friendly territory. Without a written language, their stitchery was the art form that recorded their beliefs and their history.

HERITAGE OF THE AMERICAS MUSEUM HOSTS 5 SALES OCT. 22-23


Rummage, art, jewelry, fossils, gems and mineral offered for sale by museum patrons

October 8, 2010 (El Cajon) – Over 300 members of Heritage of the Americas Museum have donated household goods to benefit the Museum. This giant sales will occur throughout the Museum with free admission and parking on Friday and Saturday, October 22-23 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

MUSEUM PRESENTES HIEROGLYPHS WORKSHOP—PLUS TRIP TO EGYPT

 

August 18, 2010 (El Cajon) -- Heritage of the Americas Museum on the campus of Cuyamaca College in El Cajon offers a special program including both a hieroglyphs workshop and an extended tour of Egypt.  Students will practice their new skills, reading the ancient writing that they find on museum artifacts--as well as in temples and tombs. Participants may attend the workshop or the tour, or both.

COLLEGE FOR KIDS AT HERITAGE OF THE AMERICAS MUSEUM

 

June 15, 2010 (Rancho San Diego ) - Every summer the Heritage of the Americas Museum has week-long classes for students going into fifth through ninth grade. All classes are taught by retired school teachers. The cost for each five-day class is only $50. For more information, you can call the Museum at 619-670-5194 or visit the web site at www.cuyamaca.edu/museum. Scroll down for examples of the fun in store for kids -- from paleontology projects and "Survivor" skills to arts amd computer classes.

ARTIFACTS ALIVE: MUSEUM SEEKS ARTISTS FOR NEW EVENT AT SPRING GARDEN FESTIVAL

 

April 14, 2010 (Rancho San Diego) – Heritage of the Americas Museum, in partnership with the Cuyamaca College Ornamental Horticulture Department and the Water Conservation Garden will host the Spring Garden Festival to be held on campus April 24. As part of the festival, the Museum will hold a special event entitled “Artifacts Alive”.

HISTORY TO COME ALIVE AT LEWIS & CLARK BOOK PRESENTATION SEPT. 12

 

September 11, 2009 (Rancho San Diego)--James Thomas, author of Corp of Discovery: Lewis & Clark will be at the Heritage of the Americas Museum for a presentation and book signing on Saturday, September 12 from 1 to 3 p.m. Garbed in period costume, the author will make a presentation about his book and the historic Lewis & Clark Expedition.

 

"Jim is an expert on Lewis and Clark, so the facts are all there. But he novelized the story, so his book is filled with conversation and you really feel like you get to know each person on the expedition," says Kathleen Oatsvall, the museum curator. "We also sell his book in the Museum Store."

SEPTEMBER FESTIVALS OF THE MONTH: STOMP, PLUCK & SWING IN EAST COUNTY!

 

 

September 4, 2009 (San Diego’s East County)—This Labor Day weekend marks the beginning of a fun-filled month of festivals and other fantastic events in San Diego’s East County. Here’s our guide to the year’s most diverse array yet of unique and mostly free or low –cost activities.

 

Start by rocking out to the season’s last Concerts on the Green in El Cajon tonight. Then savor the waning days of Indian summer at a Native American pow-wow at Barona Reservation Friday through Sunday, Sept. 4-6.  On Saturday, Sept. 5, bare your toes and jump in for the Julian Grape Stomp at the Menghini Winery (photo)—then cap off the night at Ramona Main Stage, where Back to the 80z presents a Prom Night concert.  Can't get enough of all that wine-making merry-making?  Ramona-based Hacienda de Las Rosas will hold a "Stomping of the Grapes" fest outside its Old Town tasting room on Labor Day, Sept. 7.

CELEBRATE EAST COUNTY!" DISCOVER OUR AREA'S BEST-KEPT SECRETS SAT. AUG. 29

Discounts for pre-reservation--RSVP now!

WIN PRIZES:  A pirate for your next party, Padres tickets, private wine-tasting party & more!

 

Like fine wine, the most festive event of the year just keeps getting better! Besides wine-tasting, gourmet foods, live music, art show, and book signings by East County authors , a museum tour and a scavenger hunt through one of the finest university-owned museums in the Western U.S., we now have some truly amazing silent auction items and drawing prizes.

 

The latest “stars” in our lineup? A celebrity pirate impersonator, field-level Padres tickets, a baseball autographed by homerun slugging star Adrian Gonzalez (All Star player, Golden Glove winner, and two-time National League Player of the Week).  Other awesome prizes include: private wine-tasting party for 10 at a local winery, dinner for 6 at a fire station, a Kern River vacation in a cabin that sleeps 14 , spa treatments, dinners, art classes, jewelry, wines, Wild Animal Park tickets, original art, a signed print by famed Western artist Olaf Wieghorst, and much more!

CELEBRATE EAST COUNTY! AUG. 29 BENEFIT FOR EAST COUNTY MAGAZINE

DISCOVER OUR REGION'S BEST KEPT SECRETS!

 

August 7, 2009 (Rancho San Diego) – East County Magazine invites you to savor the best of East County wines, food, music, arts and literature. Join us on Saturday, August 29 from 4 to 7 p.m. for an evening of festivities at Heritage of the Americas Museum, Cuyamaca College in El Cajon’s Rancho San Diego. Find out why the museum is considered among the finest college museums in the U.S.!

 

Reserve space now at early-bird rates--before we sell out!  Festive fun includes:

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