Friday, October 19 and Saturday, October 20, 2018
What: Tending the Wild
When: Friday, October 19, 2018 at 6:00 pm
Where: The Cascade Theatre
What: Street Fair
When: Saturday October 20, 2018 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Where: Market St. Demonstration Block in front of the Cascade Theatre
What: Taste of Tradition
When: October 20, 2018 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Where: The Atrium
Mark your calendars: October 19 and 20, 2018, is Indigenous Peoples’ History Days. The Shasta Historical Society is partnering with representatives from local tribes to commemorate indigenous history. These free programs include a special screening of the documentary Tending the Wild, a street fair in front of the Cascade Theatre in Downtown Redding, and Taste of Tradition, a sampling of indigenous cuisine at the Atrium.
Tending the Wild will be shown at the Cascade Theatre at 6 p.m. with doors opening to the public at 5:30 p.m. This documentary shines light on the environmental knowledge of indigenous peoples across California by exploring how they have actively shaped and tended the land for millennia, in the process developing a deep understanding of plant and animal life. This series examines how humans are necessary to live in balance with nature and how traditional practices can inspire a new generation of Californians to tend their environment. Co-produced by KCETLink Media Group and the Autry Museum, this six-part multimedia series and one-hour documentary special are presented in association with California Continued, a groundbreaking exhibition at the Autry.
Enjoy food, music, information booths, and tribal vendors at the fair from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Following the street fair, Bay area chef Vince Medina, who specializes in the preparation of indigenous foods, will be serving tastings of indigenous cuisine at The Atrium from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
This program is made possible thanks to the Shasta Historical Society’s community partners: Viva Downtown, Jefferson Live, KKRN Radio, and local indigenous groups.
About the Shasta Historical Society
Vision: To build a shared community legacy for the future by preserving our past.
Mission: To actively preserve, promote, and bring to life the history of Shasta County.
The Shasta Historical Society was formed on January 18, 1930. Over the years the organization’s mission evolved to better serve the community of Shasta County by actively working to promote and communicate local history. Today, the Shasta Historical Society serves as the largest non-university center for historical research in California north of Sacramento. In addition to maintaining the research library, the Shasta Historical Society is active in the local community, hosting various free events throughout the year. The Shasta Historical Society also produces the annual publication, The Covered Wagon. For more information about the Shasta Historical Society, visit shastahistorical.org.