Hunt Family Totem Pole C. 1970
Hunt Family Totem Pole
Victoria Park, 2744 N Via Miraleste
On April 8, 1968 the Hunt Family Totem Pole was installed at Victoria Park. This pole was a gift from the City of Victoria, B.C. in recognition of the sister-city relationship to Palm Springs. According to a Desert Sun article published on April 5, 1968, the brilliantly painted 8-foot totem pole was dedicated at Victoria Park, previously called Vista Del Monte Park, which was re-named in honor of Palm Springs’ Canadian Sister City, Victoria, B.C.
The Totem, originally carved by Henry Hunt in the Kwakiutl Artist tradition was recently restored by Henry Hunt’s son and grandson, Stanley Hunt and Jason Hunt, respectively, in early November 2015. The newly restored Totem Pole was installed on August 5, 2016.
To see images of the restoration process, click here.
A link to a video of the restoration project can be seen here.
For more information please contact:
Jennifer Henning, Public Arts and Special Projects Coordinator