Art Exhibit in Honor of Native American Heritage Month
at the Historic Wungnema House
Friday, Nov. 17, 2017
November is National Native American Heritage Month. In recognition of that, the
Foundation for Carson City Parks & Recreation (FCCPR), is hosting an open house and
exhibit of selected examples of two- and three-dimensional Native American art at the
historic Wungnema House in Mills Park, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday,
November 17, 2017. The art, from a local collection, represents a broad spectrum of
different tribal or cultural traditions, including Northwest Coast (Kwakiutl),
Puebloan (Hopi), Central California (Miwok), Eastern Woodlands (Iroquoian), Inuit (Eskimo),
Northern Plains (Cree), Panamanian (Kuna), and Upper Great Lakes (Anishinaabe). Admission
to the event is free.
The house was built in 1948 by a family of Hopi stonemasons, the Wungnemas, and
served as their home until the early 1970s. Notable, in addition to the house's
exterior masonry, is the inclusion of a family member's clan symbol in the rock
fireplace. The Wungnema's distinctive masonry survives in many homes and other
structures in Carson City, and is also found in homes, churches, ranches, and other
structures at Lake Tahoe, Washoe Valley, and Reno.
Access to the house is from the Seely Loop, the east entrance for Mills Park, off
North Saliman Road, opposite Carson High School in Carson City, Nevada.
FCCPR is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The mission of FCCPR is to
provide an umbrella under which various organizations and citizens can come together
to explore innovative ways to promote and facilitate their activities. It assists
organizations with similar goals to promote and meet Foundation objectives by
acting in a fiduciary capacity to help manage and protect monies raised by members
for their various stated projects.
FCCPR welcomes new members and is interested in individuals who can assist with
fundraising, newsletter, publicity, special events, recruitment, and park clean up.
Basic annual membership is $25.00, and higher categories of membership are encouraged.
For further information, call David Bugli at 775-883-4154 or visit the website