Imperial Valley Desert Museum

Stories of Change Oral Histories

 

Favorite Memories

Rosa Calle, El Centro, CA

Rosa, a regular visitor at the museum, shares her favorite memories of the Imperial Valley Desert Museum.

 

Opportunity

Marcie Rodriguez, Seeley CA

Marcie discusses the way coming to work at the museum has changed her life.

 

Moving Ollas

Lisa Pridmore, Borrego Springs, CA

Lisa, a volunteer from Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, shares her memories of transporting ollas to the new museum building.

 

Readjusting

Angelina Coble, Ocotillo, CA

Angelina, a museum staff member, shares how she became involved with the museum.

 

Fun Times

Tom Gonzales, Imperial, CA

Tom, a museum volunteer, shares his memories of time spent at the museum.

 

Childers Collection

Edgar Bernal Sevilla, Imperial CA

Edgar, a staff member, talks about the importance of recording oral histories for the Childers Collection.

 

Making Tiles

Cornelio Landeros, Imperial, CA

Cornelio, a museum volunteer, shares his experiences while working with staff to make custom tiles.

 

Bridging Gaps

Frank J. Salazar III, Campo Band of the Kumeyaay Nation

Frank, the museum's Cultural Collections and Project Manager, shares how he has effected the museum.

 

Excited About History

Davis Hitch, Ocotillo, CA

Davis, the museum Director's son, discusses the way the museum has impacted his community.

 

Not Just Going To Work

Angelina Coble, Ocotillo, CA

Angelina, a museum staff member, shares her favorite post-event memory.

 

It's A History

Tom Gonzales, Imperial, CA

Tom, a museum volunteer, shares how he has seen his community change through his involvement.

 

Working With Kids

Edgar Bernal Sevilla, Imperial, CA

Edgar, a staff member, shares what the museum has taught him about working with kids.

 

Fun With Fieldtrips

Rosa Calle, El Centro, CA

Rosa, a regular visitor at the museum, shares the excitement of having her class come out on a fieldtrip.

 

Giving Back

Marcie Rodriguez, Seeley, CA

Marcie shares her dreams while working in IVDM's educational programs.

 

Community Involvement

Joan Bradly, San Diego, CA

Joan, a San Diego resident who often travels to the Imperial Valley for work, discusses community involvement within the museum.

 

A Future

Frank J. Salazar III, Campo Band of Kumeyaay Nation

Frank, the museum's Cultural Collections and Projects Manager, shares what he hopes to see the museum grow into in the future.

 

Star Gazing

Cornelio Landeros, Imperial, CA

Cornelio, a museum volunteer, shares his experiences working on of the Star Gazing Events.

 

Solar Powered Learning

Angelina Coble, Ocotillo, CA

Angelina, a museum staff member, shares how she worked with students to create a solar powered car.

 

Reaching Out

Cornelio Landeros, Imperial, CA

Cornelio, an Imperial Valley resident, discusses his reasoning for volunteering at the Imperial Valley Desert Museum.

 

First Day

Edgar Bernal Sevilla, Imperial, CA

Edgar, a staff member, shares activities during his first day at the museum.

 

 

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This project was made possible with support from Cal Humanities, a nonprofit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit at www.calhum.org

 

 

 

 Member of the American Alliance of Museums since 2013.

All photographs taken by IVDM staff or used with permission by Joselito Villero and Michael Field. All rights reserved.2014.