“Contradictions” at Victor Valley Museum

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My “Contradictions – Bringing The Past Forward“ exhibit at Victor Valley Museum interprets the plight of early 20th century African American homesteaders in the Mojave Desert.

Contradictions – Bringing The Past Forward© exhibit opened at Victor Valley Museum in Victor Valley, California on May 18, 2022 and will continue to August 10, 2022. The exhibit is a research-based multimedia Arts and Humanities project. It consists of mixed media installation works, a story map and archeological objects. These objects from the Lanfair Valley area were loaned to the museum by the Mojave National Preserve of the U.S. National Park Service.

Victor Valley Museum is one of five branch museums the San Bernardino County Museum manages as historical sites throughout San Bernardino County.  Victor Valley Museum is located in Apple Valley, CA.  The museum was founded in 1976 to honor the U.S. Bicentennial.  Originally, it was located at the Victorville Courthouse until moving to its current site in Apple Valley in 1992.  It became a branch of the San Bernardino County Museum system in 2010.

Victor Valley Museum provides opportunities for the local community to discover information about the history. The museum’s programs and exhibits focus on the cultural and natural heritage of the High Desert. It also offers a program for Preschoolers, CuriousCITY!

Click to view the News Release  and a review  by Martin Estacio, Daily Press, May 22, 2022 and The Desert Sun, May 24, 2022.

Save the date: On July 23, 2022 Victor Valley Museum will host a dialogue about “Contradictions – Bringing The Past Forward“ featuring David R. Nichols, Chief Archeologist, Mojave National Preserve of the National Park Association and me.  More to come .  .  .


Victor Valley Museum, 11873 Apple Valley Road Apple Valley, CA 92308, (760) 995-8770

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