Shoshone Myths and Legends with Jason Brough, USU's NASC President
Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012
(illustration from Museum of Anthropology website)
Jason Brough, president of Utah State University’s Native American Student Council, is the invited guest at the next Saturdays at the Museum presented by the USU Museum of Anthropology.
Museum visitors can learn about the Shoshone culture through the myths and legends of its people. Brough will share the history and customs of the Shoshone people and his own account as a member of the Shoshone tribe. He speaks Saturday, Oct. 20, at 11:30 a.m. at the museum. Questions and conversations are encouraged following Brough’s presentation.
“Learning about Shoshone myths and legends allows us to connect with the people of the past and the stories that are still alive today,” said Alicia Olea, a museum assistant. “This is a great chance for patrons to get an insider’s perspective on Shoshone traditions. It also gives us the opportunity to learn about Shoshone culture, and, in turn, to learn more about ourselves.”
Families visiting the museum can make their own storybook and learn about and make a medicine pouch from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
In addition to the Saturdays at the Museum activity series, community members and USU students alike can visit the museum during its standard operating hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Funding for Saturday events is provided by a grant from the United States Institute of Museum and Library Services. More information about the IMLS is available online.
The USU Museum of Anthropology is on the USU campus in the south turret of the historic Old Main building, Room 252. Admission is free. For Saturday activities, free parking is available in the adjacent lot, south of the building.
For more information about museum events, call museum staff at (435) 797-7545 or visit the museum website.
The Museum of Anthropology is part of the Anthropology Program at USU in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
- USU Anthropology Program
- USU Department of Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology
- USU College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Source: Museum of Anthropology
Contact: USU Museum of Anthropology, (435) 797-7545, firstname.lastname@example.org