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Hubbel Trading Post, Aug. 24, 25
August 22, 2013 -
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
Hubbell Trading Post trader Edison Eskeets discusses the tradition and artistry of
CALABASAS, CAThe Santa Monica Mountains Visitor Center will host a Navajo rug and jewelry show, complete with artist talks and demonstrations, on Aug. 24 and 25.
Running from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, the free event is known as the Hubbell Trading Post and is the oldest continuously operated trading post in the Navajo Nation.
Throughout the day, master weaver Brenda Spencer will demonstrate traditional weaving techniques. It takes a weaver 400 hours to produce a medium-sized rug from start to finish.
The Navajo Rug & Jewelry Show is supported by Western National Parks Association, a non-profit partner of the National Park Service. More information can be found at www.wnpa.org or by calling (805) 370-2302. Proceeds from the event help WNPA provide direct support to 66 partner parks across the west.
About Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site: Located in Ganado, Arizona, Hubbell Trading Post was established in 1876 by famed trader John Lorenzo Hubbell. It quickly became a premier source for Navajo rugs and jewelry. Hubbells is the oldest continuously operated trading post on the Navajo Nation, offering visitors an authentic trading experience and a historic glimpse into the famed Hubbell family trading empire. For a brief time in the 1920s, Hubbells operations even extended to Hollywood and Long Beach, California. Since 1967, the trading post has been operated by Western National Parks Association for the National Park Service.
About Western National Parks Association: Western National Parks Association helps make the national park experience possible for everyone. As a non-profit partner of the National Park Service, WNPA supports parks across the West, developing products, services, and programs that enrich the visitor experience. Since 1938, WNPA has worked to connect new generations to parks in meaningful ways, all with one simple goal: Create advocates who want to preserve and protect these special places for everyone, for all time. For more information on WNPA visit www.wnpa.org.
Directions: The Santa Monica Mountains Visitor Center is located at King Gillette Ranch, near the intersection of Mulholland Highway and Las Virgenes/Malibu Canyon Road at 26876 Mulholland Highway, Calabasas, CA 91302.