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Buckeye Valley Museum

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116 E Hwy 85
Buckeye, AZ 85326 United States
623-349-6300 http://www.buckeyeaz.gov/index.aspx?nid=132

October 2014

Set in Stone but Not in Meaning: Southwestern Indian Rock Art

October 2, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Buckeye Valley Museum, 116 E Hwy 85
Buckeye, AZ 85326 United States
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Ancient Indian petroglyphs (symbols carved or pecked on rocks) and pictographs (rock paintings) are claimed by some to be forms of writing for which meanings are known. But are such claims supported by archaeology or by Native Americans?  Dart illustrates how petroglyph and pictograph styles changed through time and over different regions of the American Southwest prehistorically and historically, and discusses how even the same rock art symbol may be interpreted differently from popular, scientific, and modern Native American perspectives.…

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November 2014

The Food of Arizona: Many Cultures, Many Flavors

November 8, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Buckeye Valley Museum, 116 E Hwy 85
Buckeye, AZ 85326 United States
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Consider the taco, that favorite treat, a staple of Mexican and Mexican American cooking and an old standby on an Arizonan’s plate. The corn in the tortilla comes from Mexico, the cheese from the Sahara, the lettuce from Egypt, the onion from Syria, the tomatoes from South America, the chicken from Indochina, and the beef from the steppes of Eurasia. The foods of Arizona speak to the many cultures, native and newcomer, that make up our state. Join McNamee in…

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January 2015

Riding with the Duke: John Wayne in Arizona

January 10, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Buckeye Valley Museum, 116 E Hwy 85
Buckeye, AZ 85326 United States
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John Wayne was born in Iowa and lived for most of his adult life in California. Yet, he spent many years exploring, living, and investing in Arizona, where he produced his own films, raised cattle, operated a game ranch, and was seemingly everywhere at once. Wayne remains an iconic presence in American popular culture. In this presentation, McNamee looks at the Duke’s long career in Arizona and the memories he left behind.   Gregory McNamee is a writer, editor, photographer,…

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January 2018

Dauntless Courage and Boundless Ambition: The Life of Buckey O’Neill – Buckeye

January 18, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Buckeye Valley Museum, 116 E Hwy 85
Buckeye, AZ 85326 United States
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Buckey O’Neill was one of Arizona’s legendary pioneers, even author William MacLeod Raine called him “the most many-sided man Arizona has produced”. Before dying in Cuba while serving as one of Theodore Roosevelt’s Rough Riders, O’Neill made his mark in Arizona as a newspaper editor, sheriff, mayor, and prospector, among other professions. Whether chasing train robbers across the Arizona’s frontier, promoting the Grand Canyon as a tourist destination, or reforming education practices while serving as school superintendent, he lived with…

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February 2018

Wild, Weird, Wicked Arizona – Buckeye

February 12, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Buckeye Valley Museum, 116 E Hwy 85
Buckeye, AZ 85326 United States
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For a state that has been home to Geronimo, Wyatt Earp, César Chavez and Wonder Women, you would think Arizona earned some respect. Yet achieving statehood was a 50-year struggle, which finally ended on February 14, 1912. Jana borrows from both her work for True West Magazine and her work for Phoenix Magazine to put the 48th state into perspective. She shares some of the secrets prissy folks would rather forget. You will learn why this small state has had…

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January 2019

The Woman Who Shot Cowboys: Rodeo Photographer Louise L. Serpa – Buckeye

January 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Buckeye Valley Museum, 116 E Hwy 85
Buckeye, AZ 85326 United States
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Anyone who has ever stared down an angry bull coming full throttle across an arena will understand why rodeo photographer Louise Serpa often uttered the adage, “Never Don’t Pay Attention.” Born into New York society, Louise ended up out west with her nose buried in the dirt & her eye glued to a camera, becoming the first woman to venture inside the arena and shoot some of the most amazing photographs of rodeo action. The dust and dirt of the…

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February 2019

African American Pioneers of Arizona (Buckeye)

February 15, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Buckeye Valley Museum, 116 E Hwy 85
Buckeye, AZ 85326 United States
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Featuring compelling documentaries based on interviews, this presentation shares stories about prominent African Americans who contributed to the life and culture of Arizona.  Such luminaries include the late Dr. Eugene Grigsby, Betty Fairfax, Judge Jean Williams, Rev. Warren Stewart, Councilman Calvin Goode, and Carol Coles Henry.  Each individual’s life is contextualized using prominent events that have taken place in Arizona and the impact his/her work had on the social, cultural and political lives of the state is discussed. Akua Duku…

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January 2020

Pearl Hart, the Lady Bandit- Victim or Vixen… or Both?

January 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Buckeye Valley Museum, 116 E Hwy 85
Buckeye, AZ 85326 United States
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Separating fact from fiction is no easy task with flamboyant stage coach robber Pearl Hart. A mountain of conflicting stories abound, thanks in no small part, to Pearl herself. Enamored of the Wild West, she embellished her own tale to accommodate the interest of newspapers and public fascination. This presentation follows Pearl from her modest beginnings in Canada to discover what set her down the road that led from Canada to Ohio, Illinois, New Mexico, and finally, Arizona. The road…

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February 2020

On the Road Since 1925: The Colorful History of Arizona Highways Magazine

February 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Buckeye Valley Museum, 116 E Hwy 85
Buckeye, AZ 85326 United States
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The first issue of Arizona Highways magazine was published in April, 1925. In this presentation, former publisher Win Holden will share the fascinating story of how a brochure produced by the Arizona Highway Department evolved into one of the most respected and revered publications in the world. With annual economic impact of over $65 million, Arizona Highways reaches all 50 states and over 100 countries around the world. But the journey has been anything but uneventful. With a unique publishing…

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