Heritage of the Americas Museum
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.
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 email@example.com to reserve space.
To read about the exceptional array of talented artists featured, scroll down.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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 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.
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!
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: