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CLOSED SUNDAY AND MONDAY MAY THROUGH SEPTEMBER
Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary Presentation
Wednesday, May 1
7:30 to 9 p.m.
Guest speakers: Kathy Henderson, Ph.D RPA Desert Archaeology, Inc, and Laurene Montero, M.A. City Archaeologist for Phoenix
Topic: Archaeology at the Head of Canal System 2: Past and Present
Join Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary for a discussion on the recent archaeological work in the trajectory of main canals that fed Canal System 2, which identified numerous additional canals, as well as unusual water catchment features and habitation structures at the western edge of Pueblo Grande. These excavations, conducted for Sky Harbor Airport's PHX Sky Train just northwest of Park of Four Waters, also resulted in the first exposure of Hohokam irrigated field systems in the Salt River Valley. This presentation will trace the history of archaeological investigations at the head of Omar Turney's 'Second Canal System,' emphasizing past and present contributions to the study of Hohokam irrigation systems. The recent excavations also highlight the ingenuous and sophisticated ways that the Hohokam manipulated their local environment to best advantage. This lecture is free and open to the public.
Behind the Scenes Tour with Curator
Wednesday, May 8 & 22
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 admission.
International Museum Day
Saturday, May 18
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
In honor of International Museum Day on May 18, 2013, Pueblo Grande Museum will be offering free museum admission all day! We will also celebrate this day by offering free gallery tours and have artifact show-and-tell stations set-up in the galleries where guests can see up close, touch, and ask questions about different artifacts. We will also be offering all-you-can-make arts and crafts in our classroom for $5!