Calendar of Events
Art to Go
Ada Blanche Wrigley Schreiner Building
Art Kits available for pick up between 10 am - 5 pm
Geared to children ages 6 – 12, the museum is now offering “Art to Go.” Every Thursday, art kits will be available for pick up in front of the museum. These kits will include a specific project paired with an art lesson. Instructions and all materials are included.
Kids all over the world have been posting rainbows around their houses and in their windows. Why? Because people all around the world see rainbows as a symbol of positivity and hope. This month, we aim to do the same thing.
Saturday, January 23, 2021
You've Got Mail: Catalina Island's Mail Carrier History
11 am on Zoom
We are proud to present a virtual program highlighting a rare letter in our permanent collection from 1826. Written on the island and mailed to Ipswich, Massachusetts, this was the first known letter carried from the West Coast to the East Coast via Cape Horn. The museum’s Director of Exhibitions Johnny Sampson will explore the significance of this letter, how it relates to United States and Mexican history, and a brief about the use of carrier pigeons on the island. A special guest from the Compton Homing Pigeon Club will share information about training pigeons and Margarita Jackson, the Post Mistress of Avalon's Post Office will share how event today the island is unique in the way its mail delivery is handled. Jackson will also help kids learn how to properly address a letter and why it is important.