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Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month

In the month of November we honor the various achievements and contributions of Native Americans within the recorded frame of American History. The history of Native American Heritage Month begins with Arthur C. Parker, a Seneca Indian, who was the director of the Museum of Arts and Science in Rochester, N.Y. from 1924-1945. He persuaded the Boy Scouts of America to set aside a day for the "First Americans," and for three years they adopted such a day. In 1990 President George H. W. Bush approved a joint resolution designating November 1990 "National American Indian Heritage Month." Similar proclamations have been issued each year since 1994. 

A display has been set up on the second floor commemorating this month. And for more information on events this month, feel free to visit: https://nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov/. There are online exhibitions available there as well.

- Posted November 04, 2021 by Kathy DeMey (4:31 PM)