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California State Parks Invites Public to Open House to Seek Input on Future California Indian Heritage Center

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — California State Parks (State Parks) invites the public to an open house to learn about the future California Indian Heritage Center (CIHC) on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Los Angeles. State Parks is seeking input on the new center, which will protect and preserve the rich history of the tribal peoples of California and celebrate their important contributions to the State. The 2018-19 state budget provided $100 million toward the new center, half the estimated cost of the $200 million needed for the project.

WHAT:  Open House on California Indian Heritage Center


WHEN:  Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019 – 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
(Presentation to begin approximately at 10:15 a.m.)

WHERE:  Los Angeles Athletic Club
431 W 7th Street, Los Angeles (90014)


WHO:   Leslie Hartzell, Department Tribal Liaison,
Cultural Resources Division Chief, State Parks

Jennifer Cabrera, Project Manager, State Parks

WHY:   California State Parks is building the new
California Indian Heritage Center in
West Sacramento with the public’s input and
is seeking their feedback as the planning continues.
The department will provide background on the
project, an overview of the planning process and
discuss next steps.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS: After the presentation, attendees can visit the various stations to learn about the project, participate in a survey, and learn how to get a job at State Parks or become a small business. Comment cards will be provided to allow the public to provide their feedback. For more information on the project, please visit


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