Utah history through native eyes at anthropology museum

For its next “Saturday at the Museum” activity, Utah State University’s Museum of Anthropology features an invited guest. The museum will host Larry Cesspooch from the Utah Humanities Council’s “Public Square.” Cesspooch’s presentation at USU is Saturday, May 29, where he will discuss key time periods that greatly affected the Noochew (Ute people), including life before Non-Indian contact, the influence of Spanish explorers and settlement of the Latter-day Saints. The presentation begins at 1 p.m. at the museum. “It is always important to broaden your perspective and see the impact of events through another’s eyes,” said Ashley Smith, program coordinator. “Mr. Cesspooch will give us his perspective and allow us to see our shared history through him.” The beginning of summer programs at the Museum of Anthropology brings a new activity, the summer booklist. According to event organizers, each of the special Saturday activities at the museum has an associated booklist for both adults and children dedicated to the day’s specific topic. The booklist and more information about the museum’s events can be found at its website (http://anthromuseum.usu.edu). The USU Museum of Anthropology is on the USU campus in the south turret of the historic Old Main building, Room 252. USU students and members of the public are always invited to the museum any time during open hours. It is open six days a week, with regular hours Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. For Saturday activities, free parking is available in the adjacent lot, south of the building. Funding for Saturday events is provided by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. More information about the IMLS is available online (www.imls.gov). For more information on this event, call museum staff at (435) 797-7545 or visit the museum website (anthromuseum.usu.edu). The Museum of Anthropology is part of the Anthropology Program at USU.

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