October 21, 2017 - January 6, 2018
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 accentuated through displays of archival records and three-dimensional objects from MOAH’s permanent collection, detailing the area’s transition from a small western town into an official California city. Primary themes 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 this 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.