IAIS event to celebrate 40 years

The Institute for American Indian Studies in Washington will hold a special event, "Honoring Our Elders at 40 & Fabulous: Celebrating Friends, Family and Future," May 9 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

The event will recognize the museum's 40th anniversary.

Forty years ago, the opening of the American Indian Archaeological Institute, now the Institute for American Indian Studies, represented an opportunity to share and learn cultural awareness; the understanding that the themes of community, diversity, knowledge and vitality bind Native American peoples together and each and every visitor.

For more information and RSVP, call the 38 Curtis Road museum at 860-868-0518 by May 6.