Special Events at Maidu Museum & Historic Site

Yomen: A Spring Celebration - April 25, 10am - 2pm
All Ages

Celebrate and experience California Indian culture during Yomen: A Spring Celebration on Saturday, April 25, from 10am-2pm. Yomen is Maidu Museum's biggest event of the year! See tribal dancers, basket weavers, pound acorns, shop at the craft fair and taste Indian tacos. 

The Yomen spring celebration is one of many traditional acknowledgements and celebrations of the natural cycles of the earth by the local Native Peoples. Throughout the morning and afternoon of this event, various California Indian traditionalists provide dancing, storytelling and singing to celebrate the coming of spring, a welcome time of new growth and the guarantee of fresh foods and warmer weather. Explore the Historic Site with guided tours, every hour to see petroglyphs, bedrock mortars, and native plants and animals. Children can make petroglyph rubbings, pound acorns, make a pine nut bracelet and try the scavenger hunt at this FREE family event.

Saturday, April 25 from 10am-2pm

Night Out at the Museum - April 18

Please join us for a Night Out at the Museum on Saturday, April 18, from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Take a Plant Walk with Sage LaPena, Clinical and Traditional Native American Herbalist. Sage LaPena has worked with local medecine people from various tribes of Northen California. She has given lectures on scientific botany, politics, women, and herbalism.

Opening reception for the “Annual Native Youth Art Show.” Featuring art by the Sierra Native Alliance, California Indian Museum & Cultural Center, and United Auburn Indian Community youth groups. The Sierra Native Alliance offers a variety of culturally-based youth services. The California Indian Museum & Cultural Center provides educational resources and support through public lectures and youth events. The United Auburn Indian Community School teaches children in pre-K through 6th grades key aspects of Indian culture and fosters critical thinking to prepare tribal members to face future challenges.
Museum doors open at 6:30pm. Program starts at 7pm. Light refreshments will be available. Download event flyer here.

Saturday, April 18 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm

CampfiresEvery 3rd Friday, April through October
All Ages
Storytelling has been an important part of Native American culture for thousands of years. Sit under the stars at our outdoor amphitheater to enjoy native stories around the campfire. We’ll provide roasting sticks and marshmallows for a sweet program’s end to this fun family event. Museum doors open at 7pm. Program starts at 7:30pm. April 17 Campfire: Free admission if you show your Roseville Public Library card in celebration of National Library Week.

4/17, 5/15, 6/19, 7/17, 8/21, 9/18, 10/17
7pm - 8:30pm
Fee: $5/person, $16/family of four, $5 each additional person.
Under 2 are Free


  Night Out at the Museum
Please join us every 3rd Saturday, January through November from 6:30pm-8:30pm for a FREE “Night Out at the Museum”, part of the 3rd Saturday Art Walk. Museum doors open at 6:30pm. Cultural programs start at 7pm. Light refreshments will be available. 

2015 Upcoming Shows:
"Indians Irony and Identity" curated by Judith Lowry, Charley Burns, Native American Youth Art Show, Great Basin Native Artists Collective, Dugan Aguilar, Dal Castro, and the third annual “Calling All Coyotes” show.

Every 3rd Saturday, January through November, from 6:30pm-8:30pm