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Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology recognized for educating youth

Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology recognized for educating youth

Bridget Comito

March 1, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

The Chico State Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology has been selected for a 2016 Superintendent's Award for Excellence in museum education. The fifth annual Superintendent's Awards was created by the California Association of Museums. The organization acknowledges the use of education within exhibits statew...

Valene Smith: life actually exists outside of textbooks

Valene Smith: life actually exists outside of textbooks

Dana Muensterman

September 19, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Born on Valentine's Day of 1926, Valene L. Smith was introduced to this world with a creative heart and a passion for adventure. Although being born during the depression was not ideal, her family made the best out of it from their single-roomed apartment in Los Angeles. Smith attended UCLA and graduated...

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