Chief Joseph Nez Perce

The Eastern California Museum in Independence will be open to the public during all three days of the President’s Day Weekend. The Museum and bookstore will be open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Feb. 18-19-20.

The three-day weekend offers an excellent opportunity to view the museum’s current special exhibit, “Photogravures by Edward S. Curtis,” before the exhibit ends it run on Feb. 29. The Curtis exhibit features stunning portraits of Native Americans from various tribes, many dressed in traditional or ceremonial clothing. After Feb. 29, a smaller arrangement of the Curtis photogravures will be moved to a permanent location in the museum. In addition to the Curtis exhibit, visitors can enjoy the Museum’s permanent exhibits featuring Paiute Shoshone basketry, pioneering mountaineer Norman Clyde, the Manzanar War Relocation Center, and various aspects of pioneer live in Death Valley and Inyo County.

The Eastern California Museum and bookstore is located at 155 N. Grant Street, three blocks west of the historic courthouse in Independence, and is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on weekends and weekdays. Call the museum at 760-878-0258 for more information, or check the museum webpage at

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