USC Lancaster Native American Studies Center Opens Its Doors to the Public Oct. 4, 2012
On October 4th, the USC Lancaster Native American Studies Program hosted a public open house to inaugurate the opening of its new center. Faculty and staff of this 15,000 square foot facility in historic downtown Lancaster invited Chiefs and special guests to tour the new Native American Studies Center at 119 South Main Street from 5 pm to 7 pm. Guests had the opportunity to tour the NAS Center’s gallery spaces, archives, classrooms, and archaeology, language, and folklore/oral history labs. Refreshments were provided and performers and artists demonstrated Native American traditions.
Through a partnership between USCL and the City of Lancaster, the Native American Studies Center was established to promote regional Native American art, culture, and history. Home to the world’s largest collection of Catawba Indian pottery, the NAS Center will offer exhibits of regional Native American Art, as well as classes and programs focused on Native American history, culture, archaeology, folklore, and language.
Following the Oct. 4th open house, the NAS Center will be open Tuesdays through Sundays and Mondays by appointment. Both the public open house and regular admission are free. For details, call (803) 313-7172, email, or visit

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