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The Grace Museum celebrates Native American Heritage

The Grace Museum hosted its second annual Native American Heritage Celebration Thursday. It’s part of a year-long celebration of cultural heritages.

The Grace Museum is collaborating with ACU’s Introduction to Public History: Interpreting American Pasts to create exhibits honoring various cultural heritage months.

To observe Native American Heritage Month, the Grace invites community members to learn about Texas indigenous tribes, with a Paint Rock-inspired exhibit. Ángela Vela, from the Indigenous Culture Institute, led the ceremonial opening and a hands-on collage workshop, “This collage-making workshop, is kind of an effort to get people engaged, get people engaged with their health and wellbeing, and to also empathize and understand how important land is to indigenous peoples, globally and on Turtle Island or in the United States" For some Indigenous peoples, Turtle Island refers to the continent of North America.

The Grace Museum will feature the Native American Cultural Exhibit through the end of the month.