Historical Displays at City Hall & Kumeyaay Sculptures
Visitors to Poway City Hall can view five display cases in the lobby that chronicle the history of the area from the time the valley was inhabited by the Kumeyaay until today. The cases contain interesting artifacts and photographs.
Two Kumeyaay sculptures, both created by local artist Johnny Bear Contreras, are located outside City Hall. Seeing (‘Emaay ‘Ehaa Keypina), which replicates a muscular six-foot Native American man wearing traditional warrior dress, greets visitors as they arrive. Settling Woman (Emal Kuuyum) sits in the courtyard on the west side of the City Council Chambers, along with a 15-foot by 18-foot Metate that was uncovered in 1996, during the construction of Scripps Poway Parkway.