Regional History, Events,
and Guides


These links and resources are a starting point and do not represent the entire picture of these places. There is much to explore and many stories that still need to be told. We invite you to share your own experiences of this region and any other resources, websites, or acknowledgements with us. Please send us an email at Please include the region and resource you are referring to

Native Land Acknowledgement

Arts Connection acknowledges the Gabrielino/Tongva, Serrano, Chemehuevi, Vanyume, Cahuilla, Halchidoma, and Mojave peoples as the traditional land caretakers of various parts of the region. As an arts and culture serving organization, we pay our respects to the ancestors, elders, and our relatives/relations past, present, and emerging. If you have more information, history, and/or stories to share for us to include in this section of our site, please email the office directly at