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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Our first three events, the Palm Springs Art Museum, Agua Caliente Cultural Museum, and the Palm Springs Downtown Walking Tour are all in close proximity to each other in downtown Palm Springs, and are only a few miles away from the conference hotel.  Times are staggered, so it is possible to attend all three.  The Renaissance offers a complementary shuttle to the downtown area and is available on a first come first serve basis.  The final tour of the Sunnylands Library and Archive is held concurrently with the SCA Reception.

Palm Springs Art Museum

1:00 pm

Designed by famed desert architect, E. Stewart Williams, join in a 1 hour docent lead tour of the museum collection including the exhibition of gifts to the museum in honor of its 75th anniversary.  Meet at museum lobby, please bring conference badge for professional courtesy admission. 101 Museum Drive, Palm Springs. 

Location: 101 Museum Drive, Palm Springs

Website: www.psmuseum.org

Cost: free!

Agua Caliente Cultural Museum

2:30 pm

Founded in 1991, the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum preserves, interprets, and provides access to the history and culture of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians and other Cahuilla peoples. Engaging exhibitions at Agua Caliente Cultural Museum portray the history and culture of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians and other indigenous people. Exhibitions draw from extensive collections of archaelogical material, objects of material culture, art, crafts, documents, publications, photographs, and audiovisual media -- historic and contemporary.  Meet in the lobby of the museum for a tour led by curator Ashley Dunphy, along with the Museum's Executive Director, Michael Hammond.  219 South Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs.  

Location: 219 South Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs

Website: http://www.accmuseum.org

Cost: free!

Palm Springs Downtown Walking Tour

3:30 - 4:30 pm

Join the Palm Springs Historical Society on a remarkable trip through Palm Spring's past with a professional docent guide. “The Heart of the City” tour is one hour long and features an overview of the history of Palm Canyon Drive.  This is a walking tour so please be prepared, as it may be hot!  Bring a hat, water, sun screen and wear comfortable shoes.  Arrive early to explore the Palm Springs Historical Society exhibits (museum closes at 4 p.m., so will not be available following the tour).

Location: Tour departs from the Palm Springs Historical Society, 221 South Palm Canyon Drive (between Arenas and Baristo Roads on the west side), Palm Springs. 

Website: http://www.pshistoricalsociety.org/

Cost: $15 per person

Sunnylands Library and Archive

Two tours: 6:30 pm and 7:00 pm (limed to 16 participants for each tour)

Tour of the library and archive facility housing the personal collection of Ambassador and Mrs. Walter Annenberg held in conjunction with the SCA Reception at the Sunnylands Center & Gardens, 37977 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage.  

Location: 37977 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage

Website: www.sunnylands.org

Points of Interest(PDF)

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