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Chumash Ethnobotany Returns: Book Launch and Signing

At the Museum | Fleischmann Auditorium

July 16, 2024 / 5:00 PM–7:30 PM

Chumash Ethnobotany: Plant Knowledge Among the Chumash People of Southern California is back by popular demand! This book is a must-read for anyone interested in native plants, Native American cultures, or the natural history of Southern California.

The second edition of this remarkable publication—authored by Curator Emeritus of Ethnography Jan Timbrook, Ph.D., and featuring stunning illustrations by Chris Chapman—is a testament to its enduring popularity and continued relevance to readers, researchers, and individuals passionate about ethnobotany and the rich botanical heritage of the Chumash people.

Join us for a reception, talk, Q&A, and book signing with Dr. Timbrook as we celebrate the release of the second edition. Copies will be available for sale in paperback form ($37.95) and a special limited edition hardcover ($75).

Members $14, non-members $20. Ticket price includes refreshments and $10 off the purchase of a book.

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Questions? Contact Kim Zsembik at