2020 Annual Celebration is Canceled
Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19, the Antelope Valley Indian Museum Celebration in October 2020 is canceled.
Antelope Valley Indian Museum State Historic Park closed on March 14 as part of statewide measures to reduce the spread of COVID‑19. While we hope to have the museum reopened by October, we expect that social distancing rules will still be in place, reducing the number of people who can enter the museum at one time. We also expect that restrictions on large public gatherings, such as the Celebration, will probably remain in place even after the park reopens for ordinary use.
While we might be able to make adjustments to protect the health of museum visitors during the event by capping the attendance at a fairly low number, our biggest concern is the health of the many singers, dancers, storytellers, vendors, and others who make the event possible. The singers and dancers have an elevated risk level because of their increased respiration while singing and dancing. Additionally, our event is supported by many elders whose health we do not want to jeopardize.
We are sad to cancel the Celebration this year, but we plan to be back better than ever next year and look forward to seeing everyone in October 2021.
For information, call the museum: 661-946-3055