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April 2016

The Ballad of Arizona: our First Hundred Years

April 11, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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Similar to NPR's "A Prairie Home Companion" but with and Arizona twist, this program uses music, storytelling and live radio-style newscasts to present important but often neglected events in Arizona history. The "Hoosiers"-like story of a Miami, AZ High School basketball team comprised of the sons of Mexican-American mine workers who won the state championship in 1951, and Buffalo soldiers stationed near Nogales who engaged with Mexican regiments in a border clash, are among the compelling stories told. Jay Craváth…

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May 2016

Arizona’s War Town: Flagstaff Navajo Ordnance Depot, and World War II

May 18, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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Just weeks after Pearl Harbor, the War Department announced the construction of a massive ammunition depot ten miles west of Flagstaff at Bellemont on U.S. Highway 66. Flagstaff’s population exploded from five to twenty thousand. The Army rushed the $17 million project to completion in a spasm of boomtown upheaval. Several thousand Navajo and Hopi construction workers stayed on to run the struggling new depot, the key storage facility for the Port of Los Angeles. Meanwhile, the Navy halted plummeting…

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June 2016

Pens & Paintbrushes: The Legacies of Early Arizona Women in the Arts

June 8, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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This PowerPoint program explores the lives of 5 artists whose talents personify the beauty of the early western frontier. Hopi potter Nampeyo shaped clay vessels with an intricacy seldom duplicated today. Writer Sharlot Hall described images of Arizona’s past and preserved our history. Author Martha Summerhayes wrote of her adventures following her husband from one Arizona army post to another. Kate Cory’s abundant portfolio of paintings & photos illustrates an intense cultural sensitivity to Hopi rituals & ceremonies. Architect Mary…

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September 2016

A Pictorial History of Arizona from Prehistory to the Present

September 12, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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If a picture is worth a thousand words, this program could fill a seven-volume history of Arizona. From the geological wonders of the Grand Canyon and the Petrified Forest to cutting-edge biotech industries and Native American art galleries, this whirlwind pictorial history tour of Arizona from prehistory to the present shows it all. In addition to beautiful landscape photography and historic site images, this engaging program addresses Arizona‘s cultural diversity, mining, and the history of water use. Before retiring from…

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October 2016

The Billingsley Hopi Dancers

October 12, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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In 1921 the Hopi were told that “church people” petitioned Congress to stop their “pagan” dancing. In 1927, a platform was erected on the U.S. Capital steps where both Houses of Congress assembled with their families to see the Hopi dancers. Following the performance, Congress passed a Resolution giving the Hopi permission to carry on their dancing “for all time”. The dancers continued to perform, culminating in performances at Carnegie Hall in 1955. The Verde Valley Archaeology Center and Hopi…

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November 2016

Arizona Kicks on Route 66 – Sedona

November 7, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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U.S. Route 66, known as the “Mother Road,” was built in 1926. It ran from Chicago to L. A. During the depression of the 1930s, it became the major path by which people migrated west, seeking work, warm weather and new opportunities. Shore shares the history of Route 66 in Arizona, including the impact it had on the state during its prime, and what happened when the interstate ultimately bypassed some of the towns that drew life from the road.…

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December 2016

On the Arizona Frontier Ranch Medicine

December 5, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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Once your family arrived in the west often there was not a doctor within miles. The medical care of the family landed in the hands of the family. Luckily, it was soon learned that the plants held many secrets for someone who was ill. Chew a little willow bark for a headache, pine needles are rich in vitamin C, a spider web will close up a cut, and so much more. For this presentation a frontier medical bag is used…

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January 2017

In Search of a Homeland, the Story of a Pioneer Chinese Woman, Lai Ngan – Sedona

January 9, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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Lai Ngan was smuggled into America at a tender age in the 1870s and sold into bondage.  While still a teenage, she was married off to a Chinese man who was 35 years her senior. She fulfilled  her duties as a loving mother to her children and a supportive wife. She followed her husband on his peripatetic journeys in search of a place where they could raise their children in a safe environment. She was an entrepreneur in her own…

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February 2017

Sedona: From Cucumbers to Leavenworth – Sedona

February 8, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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Using interviews with Sedona Schnebly’s children, Lisa Schnebly Heidinger  has put together little-known details about this amazing woman’s life, from being written out of the will for marrying TC Schnebly on her 20th birthday to the fate of the man she didn’t marry. Her story includes the journey west and the comic and tragic details of building community in an admittedly beautiful but also harsh place.  Family recollections stitch around the edges, with some surprising anecdotes about this WTCU member.…

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March 2017

Growing Up Chicana in Morenci, Arizona – Sedona

March 8, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Growing Up Chicana in Morenci, Arizona Through a slide presentation of the town before its destruction in the late 1960s, readings from Suffer Smoke and Water from the Moon, and oral history interviews, Díaz Björkquist portrays the lives of girls and women of Morenci in their own voices. It is a historically accurate picture of life for Mexican Americans in a segregated copper mining town from the 1920s to the late 1960s. This inspirational presentation pays tribute to four generations of…

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April 2017

Crosscurrents in the Desert: The U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps in Arizona – Sedona

April 10, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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July 1, 2018, marks the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps, an innovation for its time that addressed a healthcare crisis during World War II and improved nurse education across the United States. Participants will learn about Cadet Nurses in participating hospital schools of nursing in Arizona. Also to be discussed will be oral histories of a number of Cadet Nurses who received their training elsewhere and followed a different path to Arizona. Audience members…

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May 2017

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

May 8, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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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 & shoot some of the most amazing photographs of rodeo action. The dust & dirt of the…

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June 2017

From China to Mexico: A Journey of Decorative Arts

June 5, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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Mexico/New Spain in the 17th and 18th centuries was an area that enjoyed enormous economic prosperity. Each year trading ships from China brought goods to Mexico in exchange for New World silver. Stylistic features and design of many trade items influenced artists and designers working in Mexico. Mexican ceramics displayed the impact of galleon trade most vividly, and Manila shawls display Chinese silk motifs and decorative techniques which later inspired the decoration of Mexican textiles. This presentation traces the history…

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December 2017

Arizona’s Wild Myths and Legends – Sedona

December 11, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Wyatt Earp, Billy the Kid and John Wayne: what do these famous characters have in common? They are not who we think they are because of the legends that have grown up around them. From the 1860’s dime novels to the books, movies, and television shows, writers have altered, exaggerated and sometimes lied about these folk heroes.  In “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance,” the editor says, “When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.” We will examine how the…

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January 2018

Flagstaff Pioneer John Elden:  Murder, Mystery, Myth and History – Sedona

January 10, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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The best-known and perhaps most visited grave site in northern Arizona belongs to little Johnny Elden, Jr. His 1887 murder remains one of the most infamous in Territorial history. Today, Johnny rests alone in a rock-covered grave at the base of the mountain named for his father. A beautiful U.S. Forest Service interpretive panel nearby describes the awful crime. Johnny was just six years old when he was shot and killed by itinerant mule skinner Bob Roberts in a dispute…

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February 2018

African American Art, Fort Huachuca, and World War II – Sedona

February 5, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Fort Huachuca, in Sierra Vista, is the surprising site of a remarkable story of African American art during World War II. Central to the chronicle is Arizona painter Lew Davis. The base was home to two black divisions, and Davis painted murals for the two segregated officers’ clubs. For the black officers’ club Davis produced something stunningly original: The Negro in America’s Wars, representing African American participation in the Revolution, the War of 1812, the Civil War, and World War…

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March 2018

Legacies of the Past: Arizona Women Who Made History – Sedona

March 7, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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From artists and healers, teachers and entrepreneurs, women who plowed the land and those who were instrumental in establishing laws for the new territory of Arizona. Many early Arizona women became known for their fortitude in the face of adversity, their confrontation of extraordinary and sometimes dangerous situations, their adventuresome spirits, and their dedication to improving the lives of others. Some of these women gained a degree of celebrity across the state, within their communities, and throughout their tribal regions,…

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May 2018

Vintage Arizona: The Growth, Death, and Rebirth of a Local Wine Industry – Sedona

May 5, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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Arizona’s wine industry is booming. Starting from almost nothing in the 1970s, there are now over 50 wineries across the state and more starting every year.  Despite the youth of the current industry, there is a long history of wine-making in Arizona dating back some 200 years. Using numerous illustrations, this presentation traces the fascinating – and often amusing – story of Arizona wine from the Spanish Colonial period to the present.  Topics include pioneering efforts using wild grapes, Mesa’s…

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September 2018

Life on the Lazy B as Lived by an American Cowboy and Rancher – Sedona

September 12, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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In 1880, Alan Day’s grandfather homesteaded the Lazy B ranch.  This dusty dry tract of land produced a Supreme Court Justice, a lauded Arizona state senator, and a career rancher, cowboy, and land conservationist. Alan explores the ranching and cowboying life from the chuck wagon years of his childhood, through his adult years of increasing bureaucracy, airplanes, computers and now even drones. At the heart of his stories lie adventures that most of us will never experience, as well as…

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October 2018

Arizona Goes to the Moon – Sedona

October 8, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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Arizona played a key role in preparing to send humans to the moon in the late 1960s/early 1970s. The Apollo astronauts themselves traveled to the Grand Canyon and volcanic fields around the state to learn geology and practice their lunar excursions. Meanwhile, U.S. Geological Survey engineers worked with NASA staff members to develop and test instruments while artists joined forces with scientists to create detailed maps of the moon that were critical to navigating around lunar surface. Kevin Schindler is…

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November 2018

“Protecting a Way of Life” Kinship Responsibilities – Sedona

November 14, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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Royce Manuel (Akimel O’odham) best describes his work through the “Tools of Yesterday” using plant fiber, primitive bows & arrows, knapping stone, and making agave plant cordage. As a tribal and cultural educator and member of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, Royce and Debbie specializes in the revival and teaching of artistic traditions while renewing and protecting indigenous knowledge for generations to come. Debbie’s traditional and bi-cultural lifestyles, provides valuable insight and practices in both urban and tribal community…

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December 2018

In the Footsteps of Martha Summerhayes – Sedona

December 10, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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Martha Summerhayes was a refined New England woman who entered the Arizona Territory in 1874 as the young bride of an Army Lieutenant. Traveling in horrific conditions and dreadful heat, she soon despised the wild and untamed land. She gave birth to the first anglo child born at Fort Apache where the native women took her under their care. Gradually, Martha’s attitude towards the desert changed and she soon came to love the starry nights, the clear air, and the…

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January 2019

Cowpokes, Crooks, and Cactus: Arizona in the Movies – Sedona

January 9, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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Tyrone Power, Andy Devine,  Katy Jurado, Steve McQueen and, of course, John Wayne. From the earliest days of film, Arizona has been a setting and subject for hundreds of films. Some, like Junior Bonner and Red River, are considered classics, others, such as Billy Jack and Evolution, surely less so. Some may even be classics in the making, from Tombstone to Near Dark. In this entertaining talk, Gregory McNamee, a frequent contributor on film to the Encyclopaedia Britannica and former…

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February 2019

How Abraham Lincoln Used Stories to Touch Hearts, Minds, and Funny Bones (Sedona)

February 16, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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Like all great men and women, he was a mixture of talents and motivations. Yet, the one quality of Lincoln, above all else, that allowed him to achieve stratospheric heights, was his humble ability to tell stories. The goal of this presentation is to equip audiences with the very methods that Abraham Lincoln used to tell stories, such as mimicry, self-effacing humor and adding a moral to the story. Terry Sprouse, author of the book “How Abraham Lincoln Used Stories…

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March 2019

The U.S. Constitution: What It Says and How It Works (Sedona)

March 12, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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Most Americans think they know what the Constitution says but few have actually examined it. Here is an opportunity to review the concepts and composition of the document that functions as the legal foundation and framework of the nation. The Constitution provides principles for federal relations with the nation’s constituent states, citizens, and inhabitants. It has deployed a constitutional system called federalism. Its hallmarks have featured dual sovereignty, delegated and reserved powers, and guarantees of personal civil liberties and rights.…

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April 2019

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

April 3, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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On the Road Since 1925: The Colorful History of Arizona Highways Magazine 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.…

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September 2019

Four Corners: The Southwest’s Cultural Crossroad

September 4, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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The Four Corners is a common name for the region within 150 miles of the marker where Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico, Arizona meet. The Four Corners reflects a wide array of customs of both ancient and contemporary cultures, spiritual beliefs, and histories. This presentation describes the landscape’s extensive geological and cultural transformation contributed by prehistoric civilization advancements, Native American customs and centuries of conflict and cooperation, the Navajo Long Walk, Mormon settlement, American farming and ranching, and the World…

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October 2019

Hellraising, Heroic and Hidden Women of the Old West

October 14, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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Although history tries to tell us ONLY men settled the Old West, that is shattered by Jana's verbal tour through some of the amazing women who made all the difference. Any woman who came West in the 1800s had to be full of grit and spit to survive and Jana has collected the stories of dozens of women who prove it. Ever heard of Donaldina Cameron or Biddy Mason? Sharlot Hall or Pearl Hart—Arizona's infamous stagecoach robber? Jana reveals the…

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January 2020

Honky Tonks, Brothels and Mining Camps: Entertainment in Old Arizona

January 15 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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In pioneer Arizona, among the best places to experience the performing arts were in the mining towns. Striking it rich meant having disposable income, and miners, like the well-heeled of the Gilded Age, wanted to demonstrate their sophistication with culture. From the early popular music of ragtime and minstrelsy during the forming of these communities, evolved orchestras, opera and glee clubs—all in hamlets like Tombstone. Dr. Craváth shares stories and music of a time when performing live was the only…

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February 2020

“Hyenas in Petticoats”–How Women Struggled Against Every Dirty Trick in the Books to Win the Vote!

February 14 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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As we celebrate the 100th birthday of the 19th Amendment in 2020, it’s time to look back at the enormous effort it took for women to be granted full citizenship and the vote. History has downplayed suffrage, as if it were just a footnote in American history, when in fact, it was the nation’s largest civil rights movement. Western women got the vote long before their Eastern sisters, but don’t dare tell an Arizona suffragette that she had it easy.…

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March 2020

The Vanishing Trading Posts

March 11 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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“The Vanishing Trading Posts” presents a snapshot of life in the southwest that has disappeared. In a little over one hundred years, trading posts in the Four Corners were founded, traders and Native Americans flourished, and then the posts faded away. The challenges and unexpected gifts of cross-cultural exchange and stories of trading family dynasties are discussed against a background of social and economic changes on the reservations and in the U.S. that still impact relationships today. Chris and Sandy…

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