Coachella Valley Archaeological Society (CVAS)
Save the Past for the Future ~ Protect Archaeological and Historic Sites


No meetings from June - Sept

October - TBA

November 8, 2019 -
Mary Gordon, Harry Quinn and Margit Chiriaco Rusche:
"The Archeology of Chiriaco Summit Area"

February 2020 - Planned Symposium - More info to follow

March 13, 2020 -
Chris Purcell - A Visit to some Irish Neolithic Sites - Ireland

In recognition for her continued support of  our Lowell J. Bean
Scholarship Program, CVAS is pleased to announce she was given an Honorary
Life Membership.  

The CVAS Board and Membership wish to thank her for all her years of endeavor in
saving the archaeological history of the Coachella Valley and its Native People by
her generous donations, which help CVAS achieve our mission

Claudia grew up in Banning, and in the 60s and 70s, was active in the Junior
Women's Club and Jaycee Jaynes.

Dressing in costumes, she has presented programs to schools, clubs, historical
societies, etc. about Helen Hunt Jackson, Emily Dickinson, The Dickinson Family,
Abraham Lincoln's Child's Life, Margaret Mitchell, Lady Macbeth, and 500 Years of
Women Artists.

A graduate of Chapman University, B.A. Psychology, and one year Criminal Justice,
she volunteered at the Riverside County District Attorney's Office - Victim Witness
Unit, and was awarded "One of Top Ten Volunteers of Riverside County"  for that

She is currently a member of Questers Intl., a history club, and a board member of
Beaumont-Banning Women's Connection (affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries).