I have long been a fan of events that combine entertainment with education — geotourism-like experiences. Though not fully appreciated, I also think they’re good for our community as an “economic driver.”
The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is one example that I’ve written about before.
Now we have a new one to look forward to: The first annual Nisenan Heritage Day. It’s going to be on Saturday, October 13 at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center in Nevada City.
And here’s more good news: “It’s turning out to be a very long day for people, and many have decided to book a room in town so they can stay for the music and not have to drive home. Hotels/motels are filling up (so I have been told) so get your reservations soon if you plan to stay over,” according to the event’s Facebook page.
An informative article about the Nisenan is here: NevadaCountyHistoricalSociety-Oct2012.
We hope to see you there! Kudos to the “change agents” in our community who are thinking up new events to compliment the longstanding ones, such as Victorian Christmas or Cornish Christmas. We can celebrate our diversity, and prosper — all at the same time.
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