From June 14 to June 18, the 2nd Annual California State Parks Week will immerse visitors in a series of themed activities across parks throughout the state. As part of this exciting celebration, Old Town San Diego State Historic Park has something special in store. In addition to its regular museum offerings, the park is hosting two free events, including a unique “Community and Culture Day” in the Land of the First People. Join us to learn about Kumeyaay culture, San Diego’s natural resources, and explore the Land of the First People outdoor exhibit with the new Virtual Adventurer App.
On a designated day during California State Parks Week, Old Town San Diego State Historic Park invites visitors to participate in “Community and Culture Day” in the Land of the First People. This event offers a fantastic opportunity to engage with Kumeyaay culture bearers, who will share traditional knowledge and insights about San Diego’s natural resources and Kumeyaay culture. Learn about the rich history and heritage of the region from the very people who have preserved it for generations.
During the event, guests are encouraged to explore the lipay~Tipai Kumeyaay Mut Niihepok, the Land of the First People outdoor exhibit. This captivating exhibit provides a glimpse into the ancestral lands of the Kumeyaay people, highlighting their connection to the environment, traditional practices, and the significance of San Diego’s natural resources. To enhance the experience, the park has introduced the new Virtual Adventurer App, offering an interactive and immersive journey through the exhibit. Immerse yourself in the stories and traditions of the Kumeyaay people like never before.
“Community and Culture Day” at Old Town San Diego State Historic Park is free and open to the public. It presents a wonderful opportunity for individuals and families to engage with local culture, learn about the Kumeyaay community, and gain a deeper understanding of the region’s rich history. However, it’s important to note that parking is limited, so it’s advisable to plan ahead and consider alternative transportation options to make the most of this exceptional event.
Don’t miss out on the chance to celebrate “Community and Culture Day” at Old Town San Diego State Historic Park during the 2nd Annual California State Parks Week. Immerse yourself in the traditions and knowledge of the Kumeyaay culture bearers, explore the Land of the First People outdoor exhibit, and embark on a virtual adventure with the new Virtual Adventurer App. This free event offers a remarkable opportunity to deepen your connection to the heritage and natural resources of San Diego. Join us and be a part of this unforgettable celebration of community and culture!
Hours – June 17, 2023: 10am-12pm
Phone – (619) 220-5422
Address – Robinson-Rose Visitor Center, 4002 Wallace St, San Diego, CA 92110
Website – https://castateparksweek.org