“The Native Past of the Central California Coast” is a didactic exhibit of the prehistory, and ethnography of the local San Luis Obispo area from 15,000 years ago to the present. The display summarizes findings from archaeology and combines them with input from local Native Americans. The project represents a collaboration between Cal Poly, the Cayucos Historical Society, and local Chumash. It presents in brief format an up-to-date summary of local archaeology and history that is not currently available in any one academic or publicly available source. The goal of the project is to provide accurate information on the deep indigenous past of the local area. This is a record that few people are aware of.