The Orange County Museum of
Indigenous Culture and Natural History
in the Irvine Great Park-Our Initiative
The Orange County Museum Coalition is exactly that: a working alliance which involves many individuals and groups: Similar goals and a love of Natural History, the Museum Experience, Science, Tribal Culture and the preservation of the what's left of our environment, comes together here!
Preservation, Understanding and Creating an Institution for the Generations to come!
OUR SUPPORTERS AND FRIENDS
California Cultural Resource Preservation Alliance
Acjachemen Tribal Groups A & B
Western Museum Alliance
Pacific Coast Archeological Society
Great Park Botanical Gardens
Irvine Ranch Water District
Friends of the Harbors, Beaches and Parks
Former Irvine City Council Persons and Manager
and more coming soon!
Our Coalition Building Mission
In building the alliances and support for this worthy institution we are seeking the support of the many associated groups for our cause, including:
Professional Museum Groups
Professional Anthropological, Archeological and Paleontology Associations
Regional School Districts and Educational Programs
Tribal Groups and Indigenous Culture Groups
Cultural Preservation Groups
Universities and Colleges with associated programs in Science, History, Indigenous Studies
Architectural Associations and Site Planning Groups
Activist and Historical Associations
California Cultural Resources Presevation Alliance
We are an alliance of preservation advocates including Native American descendants, scientists representing a number of fields, and people from all walks of life, working together for the preservation of archaeological sites and other cultural resources.
The California Cultural Resources Preservation Alliance, Inc. (CCRPA) was formed in 1998 and incorporated as a 501 ( c ) (3) non-profit charitable organization in 2004 in response to accelerating development, especially in California and the continuing loss of a number of significant cultural and archaeological sites, including coastal villages and cemeteries in Orange County, California.
Native Americans here believe strongly that sites occupied by their ancestors should not be disturbed in any way, and archaeologists believe that non-intrusive investigations and preservation should be the norm and with proper planning are the least costly form of mitigation.
The CCRPA seeks to identify, preserve, and protect significant cultural resources, and especially those located in California. We welcome everyone who supports these goals.