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Presentation By Artist, Teacher And Storyteller Julia Parker

MARIPOSA — One of the preeminent Native American basket makers in California will be giving a free presentation as Julia F. Parker comes to the Mariposa Museum and History Center on Saturday, Aug. 10 at 2 p.m.

A respected elder of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria and long-time resident of Yosemite Valley, Parker is prolific artist, teacher and storyteller.

Parker is well-known in Yosemite National Park where she worked for 57 years as an Interpretive Park Ranger. In 2007, she was a recipient of the National Heritage Fellowship Award from the National Endowment for the Arts, the United States’ highest honor in folk and traditional arts.

Admission to the presentation is free.

The Mariposa Museum and History Center is located at 5119 Jessie Street in Mariposa. Call (209) 966-2924 for more information.

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