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Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary Presentation
Wednesday, April 3
7:30 to 9 p.m.
Guest Speaker: Ann-Mary Lutzick, Old Trails Museum in downtown Winslow
Topic: Selling the Southwest: The Fred Harvey Company and the Promotion of Native American Cultures
In partnership with the Santa Fe Railroad, the Fred Harvey Company vigorously promoted travel to the Southwest and was an early innovator of what is now known as "cultural heritage tourism." The companies depicted an idealized version of the region's landscapes and peoples using a comprehensive marketing strategy, enticing more adventurous tourists while still assuring them that the travel itself was both safe and comfortable. Railway travelers experienced Native American cultures of the Southwest through the Fred Harvey company's grand hotels along the Santa Fe line; their Indian Department's museum rooms and curio shops; and the Harveycar Indian Detours, the company's automobile touring service that made first-class, multi-day side trips from the grand hotels to natural and cultural sites in Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado. This visual presentation explores both the benefits and drawbacks of the commercialization of Native American cultures, and includes the speaker modeling an Indian Detours tour guide uniform.
Currently the Director of the Old Trails Museum in downtown Winslow, Ann-Mary Lutzick (She delete) was on staff or contract with the Arizona Humanities Council from 1999 to 2011, where she coordinated the grant program as well as the Smithsonian traveling exhibitions; Between Fences and Key Ingredients: America by Food. She earned her Public History M.A. from ASU, and a B.A. in history B.A.(delete) in her home state from the University of Virginia. She lives with her husband and pets in the Snowdrift Art Space, their home, studio, and gallery on Historic Route 66 in Winslow. This program, made possible by the Arizona Humanities Council, is free and open to the public.
Archaeology for Kids
Saturday, April 6
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Become a Junior Archaeologist and discover the science of archaeology by doing a simulated excavation of a Hohokam pit house. Learn about mapping, recording and other archaeological methods and concepts. For children ages 7 to 12. Cost: $15. Advanced registration is required by April 4. Register
Radio Healer Performance
Saturday, April 6
Performance Times: 1 & 2 p.m.
Please join Pueblo Grande Museum for presentation by the artists of Radio Healer in an electro-acoustic media performance featuring instruments, music and influence between artists of Native American, Chicano, Ilocano, European, and Euro-American backgrounds. Radio Healer designs electronic instruments that are constructed through a process of hacking, appropriation, recycling, and adaptive reuse that are then used in a traditional sense to compose music. Performances are free and open to the public. Learn more about Radio Healer and their unique performances at www.radiohealer.com.
Behind the Scenes Tour with Curator
Wednesday, April 10 & 24
2 to 2:30 p.m.
Join Curator of Collections Holly Young for a “behind the scenes” tour of the museum. This tour is open to walk in visitors with paid admissions. This is an opportunity to learn about the artifacts that are not on display on the museum and see how museums care for their collections. This is a first come, first serve tour. Space is limited. Tour is free with paid museum admission.
Phoenix Chapter, Arizona Archaeological Society, Presentation
Thursday, April 11
7 to 9 p.m.
Join Coconino National Forest Archaeologist Peter Pilles for his discussion on "Southwest Archaeology and Sites as Viewed from the Perspective of Hopi Clan Migration Traditions".
Petroglyph Discovery Hike
Saturday, April 13
7 to 10 a.m.
Location: Holbert Trail (Box Canyon), South Mountain
An experienced Pueblo Grande Museum guide will lead participants on a three-mile, three-hour interpretive hike. Pueblo Grande Museum offers various hikes to South Mountain Park, the Superstition Mountains located in the East Valley, and the White Tank Regional Park in the West Valley. Come join us on our hikes! Cost: $8. Advanced registration is required by April 11. Register
Park of Four Waters Tour
Friday, April 26
10 to 11 a.m.
The Hohokam people lived in the Salt River Area from approximately 450AD to 1450AD. They were an agricultural society, growing corn, beans, squash and cotton. In order to support their extensive agricultural system, the Hohokam people constructed miles of canals in order to direct water from the Salt River to their fields. The Park of Four Waters tour will take you on a tour through undeveloped, natural desert to the ruins of some of these canal systems. This is a first come, first serve tour. Space is limited. Tour is free with paid museum admission.