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MOAH:CEDAR Commemorates the City of Lancaster’s 40th Anniversary with Celebrate Lancaster Exhibit

Free Public Reception to be Held November 4

Post Date:11/02/2017 9:00 AM

In honor of the City of Lancaster’s 40th anniversary, the Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH) is proud to announce Celebrate Lancaster: An Exhibition of History and Diversity. This show draws attention to local heritage, with a particular focus on Lancaster’s incorporation and the history leading up to this event. Located in the MOAH:CEDAR Galleries, this exhibit is currently open and will remain on display through January 6, 2018. There will be a special, free public reception on November 4, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Celebrate Lancaster highlights various features of culture throughout the region’s existence, spanning from prehistory to contemporary times. Key characteristics of life in Lancaster will be emphasized through displays of archival records and three-dimensional objects from MOAH’s permanent collection, which will detail the area’s transition from a small Western town to an official California city. Primary themes of this exhibit include: Paleoindian and prehistoric archaeology; early pioneers and colonizers; local industries such as mining, railroads, and agriculture; traditional fairs and festivals; and other ephemera contributing to the distinctiveness of the High Desert settlement.

Highlighting the moments in Lancaster’s history that make it a unique cultural destination, Celebrate Lancaster tells the story of the City’s inimitable heritage, valuable to both local residents and visitors to the region. On November 4, prior to the reception, community members will be invited to share their stories and histories in a special public engagement project beginning at 4 p.m.

Together with the Museum of Art and History, MOAH:CEDAR is a catalyst for engaging diverse audiences through captivating exhibitions, innovative artists, and dynamic programming. The gallery aspires to encourage progressive ideas and experimental genres of artwork, which highlight performance, education, and studio practice. MOAH:CEDAR is located at 44857 Cedar Avenue, and is open Thursday through Sunday, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.  For more information, visit

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