An Afternoon with Four Generations of California Basket Weavers

Posted By Web Manager on September 13, 2014

Lucy Telles, Indian Basket, c. 1925,  courtesy of Southwest Museum of the American Indian Collection, Autry National Center, 2011_22_30

An Afternoon with Four Generations of California Basket Weavers

Friday, September 19, 2014
1:00 PM
Free, please RSVP
Location: California Historical Society
678 Mission Street, San Francisco

I am so proud to extend this invitation to you to attend a very special program at the California Historical Society. On Friday, September 19 at 1:00 PM we will host Julia Parker with her daughter Lucy, granddaughter Ursula, and great-granddaughter Naomi. Join us and learn how these four generations of Parker-family women sustained Coast Miwok-Kashaya Pomo basket making traditions that “carry the stories of an older California, of bracken fern patch and sedge bed, of all the Native women through the generations who gathered willow together.”

Julia Parker is a Coast Miwok-Kashaya Pomo basket maker and a prolific artist, teacher, and storyteller. Her family will be joined by Deborah Valoma, author ofScrape the Willow until It Sings: The Words and Work of Basket Maker Julia Parker, who will introduce the family.

This program is part of our ongoing effort to uncover the human stories of the Yosemite Valley through Yosemite: A Storied Landscape, an exhibition, eBook, andpublic program series.

Please RSVP online or by emailing Jason Herrington at:

We are all looking forward to seeing you at this very special event.