Past Exhibit - Off the Walls of Pacific Western Traders: Photographs from the Herb Puffer Collection

Last Updated: 8/19/2014

“Off the Walls of Pacific Western Traders: Photographs from the Herb Puffer Collection”
Exhibit Show Dates: June 21 – August 9  

The photographs featured in this exhibit lined the walls of Pacific Western Traders, an American Indian Art Gallery, opened by Herb Puffer on October 1, 1971 in Old Town Folsom. The shop quickly became a gathering place for the native community and a unique resource for traditional and contemporary California Indian Arts. These photographs provide an extraordinary visual record of the elders, weavers, artists, dancers, educators and community members whose presence alongside the Puffer family made the recently closed shop a significant and memorable place in the history of Native California.