May is Museum Month. Come visit the Sierra Mono Museum Open house.
The Sierra Mono Museum is the only Native American Cultural Museum in the area, and it is the Archaeological Repository for the Sierra National Forest. The museum was established as a non-profit organization in 1966 as a result of tribal community members concerned about preserving the traditional Western Mono Culture. The museum houses one of the largest California Indian Basket collections in the state, as well as Native American tools, wildlife dioramas, and archaeological displays. More than 200 species are featured at the museum including a few free-standing taxidermy animals including Sierra grizzly bears, bob cats, a golden eagle, and mountain lions. The museum gift shop is stocked with authentic Indian bead work and hand made gifts.