Dec 10
Mar 12

"They Came to Washington: The First Ambassadors"

Presented by Grace Hudson Museum at Grace Hudson Museum

Through March 12, 2017.

Originated by the Museum of the American Indian in Novato, this striking exhibit features rare lithographic portraits and fascinating life stories of distinguished Native American leaders who came to Washington, D.C. to negotiate for tribal rights in the early 19th century. The lithographs were based on original paintings by Charles Bird King (1785-1862), and commissioned by Thomas McKenney, the U.S. Superintendent of Indian Trade from 1824-1830. Examples of Grace Hudson’s seldom-seen Pawnee Indian portraits will also be on display.

A First Friday event and presentations on Native history are forthcoming in January and February of 2017.

Image: Payta-kootha, a Shawanoe warrior. Lithograph (c. 1835) based on Charles Bird King’s earlier oil paintings.

The Grace Hudson Museum is at 431 S. Main St. in Ukiah and is a part of the City of Ukiah’s Community Services Department. The Museum is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 am to 4:30 pm and Sunday from noon to 4:30 pm.  For more information please go to or call 467-2836.

Grace Hudson Museum & Sun House
431 South Main Street, Ukiah, CA 95482

Admission Info

General admission to the Museum is $4, $10 per family, $3 for students and seniors, and free to members or on the first Friday of the month.

Dates & Times

2016/12/10 - 2017/03/12

Location Info

Grace Hudson Museum

431 S. Main St., Ukiah, CA 95482