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Surprise Art & Culture Commission

June 2022

Saviors and Saints on the Arizona Frontier with Jan Cleere

June 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
AZ United States
FREE

Health care in early Arizona was hardly reliable and frequently nonexistent. Often, settlers were on their own when tragedy struck with women taking on the responsibility for the well-being of their families. And if women were considered incapable of earning the title “Doctor,” they could certainly save souls. Meet a handful of women who influenced the history of the territory through their medical expertise and their spiritual leadership. Theresa Ferrin’s comprehensive understanding of healing herbs earned her the title “Angel…

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October 2022

Bisbee: The Alchemical City of the Copper Borderlands with Virgil Hancock

October 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
AZ United States
FREE

This presentation covers the 150 years of Bisbee’s history. The presentation includes a historical deep dive into the copper borderlands, as well as contemporary photographs of greater Bisbee. The presentation will use the concept of alchemy to focus on the transformation of an early mining camp in the Mule Mountains of Southern Arizona into the city of Bisbee. Alchemy also provides an excellent metaphor for the continuing transformation of the town from a half company-owned copper mining town to a…

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