Legacy Day's Washoe Tribe Stories

This Event has no scheduled dates at this time. It last occurred on Saturday, June 8, 2024.
Sierra State Parks Foundation, Legacy Day’s Washoe Tribe Stories
Event Description: 

Donner Memorial State Park is located within the traditional territory and ancestral homeland of the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California. Herman Fillmore, Cultural Resource Director for the Washoe Tribe, presents tribal history, traditional practices, and contemporary initiatives. Herman's presentation will explore centuries of Washoe resilience, vibrant culture, and how the Washoe Tribe is thriving in the modern day.


Herman Fillmore will share stories about the Washoe Tribe, from its creation to the present day. The Washoe Tribe has deep roots in Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountains that will be discussed in-depth. Herman will also talk about the surrounding natural landmarks, the local animals and plants, and how they used them. Guests can view artifacts that show the Washoe way of life that Tribe members seek to preserve today.


In partnership with California State Parks and the Nevada County Library, the monthly Sierra Speaker Series connects folks to the rich cultural and natural history of the area. Join us at Donner Memorial State Park Visitor Center to learn and engage! Doors open at 5 pm, and the presentation is to follow at 5:30 pm. Admission is a suggested $5 donation. Light refreshments will be available. Parking is free after 5 pm. No registration required.

Admission is a suggested $5 donation.

Where is the event?

Donner Memorial State Park
12593 Donner Pass Rd
Truckee, CA