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Writers of the Purple Sage with Jim Turner

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Writers of the Purple Sage with Jim Turner

August 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

FREE

From the time humans began to live in communities myths and legends have sought to explain the universe and teach social values. “Arizona Legends, Myths, and Folklore” presents stories from Hopi, Navajo, Apache, and Tohono O’odham cultures as well as Hispanic, Euro-American and others. You will learn about Navajo constellations, Spider Woman, Hopi katsinas, the Tohono O’odham “Man in the Maze,” and Apache Big Owl stories. You’ll hear about “El Tejano” the ghost who guards a treasure cave, La Llorona (crying woman), lost gold mines, and how Wyatt Earp became a legend.

This event is cohosted by The Phippen Museum. This is an in-person event.

Before retiring from the Arizona Historical Society, Jim Turner worked with more than 70 museums across the state. He co-authored the 4th-grade textbook The Arizona Story, and his pictorial history, Arizona: Celebration of the Grand Canyon State, was a 2012 Southwest Books of the Year selection. Jim moved to Tucson in 1951, earned a M.A. in U.S. history in 1999, and has been presenting Arizona history for more than forty years. Jim is author of The Mighty Colorado from the Glaciers to the Gulf and Four Corners USA: Wonders of the American Southwest.
Contact Info: jimturnerhistorian@gmail.com / 520-576-8678

Details

Date:
August 26
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cost:
FREE
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://phippenartmuseum.org/

Organizer

The Phippen Museum
Phone:
928-778-1385
Email:
neal@phippenartmuseum.org
Website:
https://www.phippenartmuseum.org/

Venue

Phippen Museum
4701 N Hwy 89
Prescott, AZ 86301 United States
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Phone:
928-778-1385
Website:
https://www.phippenartmuseum.org/