“Wild Teas” Sponsored by Cher-Ae Heights Casino

This exciting new program offered by the Clarke Museum is a multisensory adventure into
understanding native plants that have been used by local tribes in teas since time immemorial.
Each participant will receive a collectible mug, tea strainer, sample of teas, and access to a
Zoom meeting link where a small group of presenters including Dessa Gunning of the Trinidad
Rancheria explain the names and uses for the various plants that are in the tea blends. Here’s
snippet of Dessa’s biography:
“I was a sickly child and I would spend two weeks or longer with my kue-chos (grandmother) in
the summer. I had uncontrolled Asthma and many allergies. When I stayed with Kue-chos she

would make me all sorts of tea. It was not until I spent time with my aa-wok Aunt Juanita
Samuels that I learned what all those teas were and how they helped me. She was a master
Herbalist. I learned about local teas that grow wild around us and their medicinal value. It
changed how I look at that simple cup of tea, realizing it was a healing living thing that created
wellbeing. I now share this knowledge with my tribe and others by providing cultural programs
and as a Librarian for Trinidad Rancheria.”
There are only 50 spots available, so be sure to reserve your spot early as we expect it to fill up
fast! Tickets are $30 per person. Each participant will be entered to win a special door prize- a
tea pot and set of four mugs custom made by Jessica Lourence (Yurok/Hupa) featuring a local
basket design housed in a handmade wooden box by Kenny Childs (Yurok). “Standing room
only” tickets (which will get you the zoom link to participate in the event but not the tea or mug)
are available for $10. There are 50 of these tickets available as well. The Zoom link will be sent
to all paid participants the day before the event.
Participants can pay for their tickets online at clarkemuseum.org or in person at the Visitor
Center, located in the foyer of the museum. Participants will be notified when their mug and tea
are ready for pickup at the Visitor Center. We can ship, for a fee. Please contact the museum
directly to coordinate mailing if you need your items mailed to you. We cannot guarantee that
mailed orders will arrive on time if they are ordered after Monday, January 18 so order early!

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Jan 24 2021


4:00 pm - 6:00 pm