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Stahl Center

Museum

Location: The museum is located on the second level of La Sierra Hall, at the west side of the central mall of the campus. We encourage you to visit the museum:

Hours: Saturdays, 2-5pm & Wed., 9am - 3pm and by special appointment.

Tours: Wednesdays 9am - 3pm. Other times by appointment.
Call to learn about combining tours of all the campus museums! (951) 785-2999, 785-2041, 785-2106.

The Stahl Center and the Museum were estab-lished in honor of Ana & Fernando Stahl, who sought to understand and share their lives and their medical and educational skills with the peoples of the Amazon and the Antiplano in Peru and Bolivia.

The goal of the museum is to share the vision of the Stahls and other medical missionaries who have contributed artifacts to the Stahl Center, and to assist visitors in appreciating and understanding the cultures of the world. There is a special educational emphasis.

Feature Exhibit: "Tools for War, Tools for Change, Tools for Peace"

This exhibit supports the Stahl Center’s mission to educate students and community members about global cultures and issues of social justice.

The exhibit shows tools for war from our collections such as head slicers from Cameroon and Rwanda, war clubs from Fiji and New Guinea, and head slicers from the Philippines.

Examples of tools for peace or “swords beat into plowshares” are the Robert E. Ford Jr. collection of agricultural tools from Burkina Faso, plus Intuit tools for daily living in Alaska and the Yukon Territory shown from the Ivan C. Collins collection.

Displays of tools for change include ways toward ending global warming in addition to efforts promoting amnesty, world peace, and character building.

Educational connections for families, church youth groups, Pathfinders, and school field trips include history, weapons, conflict and conflict resolution, social entrepreneurship, biblical archaeology, art, weaving, gardening, human rights, social and environmental justice, service-learning, and Seventh-day Adventist perspectives on war and non-violence.

 

Permanent Exhibit: "Ana & Fernando Stahl Family Collection"

Additional Displays: “The Peruvian Alpaca Bank Project” “Global Piecemaking” – Quilts for Children affected by HIV+ and AIDS around the World.

Multimedia Activities: Videos, DVDs, Films, Interactive CD Programs
Other Teaching Tools: Packets for ages 5-12, Quizzes, Hands-on Displays