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Buckeye Valley Museum – 116 E. MC85, Buckeye, AZ 85326

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Buckeye Valley Museum – 116 E. MC85, Buckeye, AZ 85326

February 2023

Flying Through Arizona: The Story of the First National Women’s Air Race with Natalie J. Stewart-Smith

February 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
FREE

In 1929, the first national women’s air race from Santa Monica, CA to Cleveland, OH passed through Arizona. Stopping in Yuma, Phoenix, and Douglas, the intrepid fliers solidified their determination and sisterhood along these Arizona waypoints. Who were these aviators? What were their planes like in 1929? What challenges did they encounter along the way? And what about that telegram sent to pilot Thea Rasche, “Beware of sabotage”? There is much to explore! ABOUT THE SPEAKER: A native of the…

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March 2023

Black Woman Rising: African American Community Mothers in Phoenix with Akua Duku Anokye

March 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
FREE

African American women have had a tremendous impact on the lives of Arizonans. In a project I’ve been working on for the past 20 years, I have had the privilege of interviewing some of these amazing women. I call them othermothers/community mothers–these social activist who emerged from the Black woman-centered network of community. Let me introduce you to these powerful Black women who have risen to lead movements, create institutions, administer justice, and speak up when others were silent. Let…

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April 2023

They Beat the Heat: How Arizonans Survived the Desert Heat in the Days Before Air Conditioning with Christine Reid

April 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
FREE

Drawing from multi-cultural influences of the variety of people who helped build Arizona, discover how creative adaptations in lifestyle, architecture, building materials, town planning and even humor all contributed to surviving intense desert temperatures. What have we forgotten and what can we learn from the wisdom of those who came before as climate becomes a vital and daily issue in life today? Using newspaper clippings, anecdotes, and photographs, the story is told how Arizonans adjusted to life in the desert…

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