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The Turquoise Museum to Host Third Annual Ceremony of The Serendipitous Stone on July 29

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- July 25, 2023 -- The Turquoise Museum is proud to announce that it will host the third annual ceremony of The Serendipitous Stone, a sacred object lent to Rain Priest Sybert Nastacio from the museum's collection for use in Zuni Pueblo ceremonies, and to be returned to the museum at a ceremony on Saturday, July 29, at 1:30 p.m. The event is open to ticketed attendees and media.

During the 45-minute ceremony, Rain Priest Sybert Nastacio and the museum's curator, Joe Dan Lowry, will both speak about the power of cultures working together, the importance of trust and respect, and the unique story behind The Serendipitous Stone.

“I look forward to sharing the evolution of the Zuni People and some of my personal stories about being a Zuni Rain Priest,” said Sybert Nastacio.

“I believe this is a great opportunity for various cultures around and in Albuquerque to hear some incredible stories of culture and history,” said Joe Dan Lowry.

The event promises to be a meaningful and insightful experience for all attendees, highlighting the richness of Native American culture and showcasing the importance of preserving sacred objects.

Doors will open at 12:30 p.m., and tickets are available for purchase through the museum's website. Members of the media are encouraged to attend and cover this unique news event, capturing the essence of the ceremony and sharing the story of The Serendipitous Stone with a wider audience.