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February 2023

Arizona Goes to the Movies: A Filmmaking History with Jim Turner

February 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Superstition Mountain Museum, 4087 N. Apache Trail
Apache Junction, AZ 85119 United States
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From Douglas Fairbanks filming in Nogales in 1917 to “How the West Was Won” statewide in 1963, the state of Arizona has always been a photogenic favorite for movie producers. The program looks from “Real to Reel” to see how Hollywood has affected popular views of Western settlement and continues to impact social interactions. The show runs the gamut from Tom Mix to Val Kilmer with information about the plots, players, and behind-the-scenes anecdotes about Tom Mix, Jean Harlow, John…

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March 2023

Dia de los Muertos Storytelling with Zarco Guerrero

March 10 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Superstition Mountain Museum, 4087 N. Apache Trail
Apache Junction, AZ 85119 United States
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Dia de Los Muertos is a highly celebrated and significant holiday held throughout Mexico, Latin America and the Southwest. It is a day when homage is paid with prayers, offerings of food and the building of altars to those who have gone before us. Join Zarco and his unique masked characters as they celebrate Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with hilarious and moving story telling. Among the characters making appearances are: the poetry spouting “El Vato Poeta,”…

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Writers of the Purple Sage with Jim Turner

March 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Superstition Mountain Museum, 4087 N. Apache Trail
Apache Junction, AZ 85119 United States
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This presentation covers five Arizona novelists: Zane Grey spent his honeymoon at the Grand Canyon and went on to be one of the first and most famous Western writers of all time; Harold Bell Wright came to Tucson with lung problems and became a bestseller from 1900 to 1930. University of Arizona writing professor Richard Summers wrote Dark Madonna in 1937. Capturing Hispanic culture and folklore, Eva Antonia Wilbur Cruz beautifully describes ranch life and the blending of Tohono O’odham,…

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