The Huhugam hosts Elder Appreciation Day
March 4, 2016
What better way for elders to spend a day than at the Huhugam Heritage Center. Elders from the Community came out to enjoy oldies, games and a special tour of the museum at the Elder Appreciation Day at the HHC on Feb. 25.
It was also a chance for the HHC staff to get to know the Community elders and to show them the museum’s fine collection of art and artifacts.
Robert Johnson, Museum Aide II, said the artifacts in the HHC’s possession are treated with care, while encouraging Community members to experience them up close.
“We take special pride taking care of [our] treasures here. This is [your] museum no matter what part of the Community you come from,” said Johnson.
He said when you come in here you got to leave a lot of bad things at the door, because when you leave here your “batteries” are going to be recharged when you visit our “Hukuk O’otham.”
Meanwhile in the activity rooms, they played a game of Uno or “Hemako” and made small vessels of clayware in another room.
Elders played chair volleyball and musical chairs in the large court in the plaza area.
Many of the elders were happy to see so much work being done by the HHC in preserving O’otham and Pee Posh artifacts.
Elders played many games and took tours during Elder Appreciation Day.