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La Pilita Museum

420 S. Main Street
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
520-882-7454 http://www.lapilita.com/

October 2014

Every Person Their Own Historian: A Quick Lesson on Doing Oral History

October 2, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
La Pilita Museum, 420 S. Main Street
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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All people tell their stories their own way and recording people’s memories can be extraordinary, an inspiring way to look into the past. This presentation will give people the nitty-gritty skills to do oral history. It will help people envision oral history projects they could do, give sample questions and explain some of the ins and outs of doing good oral history work. All participants will receive examples of oral history release forms, sample questions, and ideas for doing oral…

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Dia de los Muertos: A Celebration of Life and Death

October 9, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
La Pilita Museum, 420 S. Main Street
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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What is Día de los Muertos? From where does it originate? And how is it celebrated? Día de los Muertos or Days of the Dead is a significant and highly celebrated holiday in Mexico, Latin America, and the Southwestern United States. To understand Día de los Muertos one has to set aside preconceived notions. To many Mexicans, death is not a subject to be feared, ignored, or divorced from the living. One cannot celebrate life without also celebrating death. This…

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Written in Thread: Arizona Women’s History Preserved in Their Quilts

October 16, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
La Pilita Museum, 420 S. Main Street
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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Join Stevenson as she traces Arizona history through women who recorded pieces of their lives in their needlework.  Beginning with 1860s Mexican women, through 1990s Hopi women, this presentation introduces women who pioneered Arizona through quilts they stitched. Some of the women featured are Atanacia Santa Cruz Hughes, Tucson; Viola Slaughter, Southeastern Arizona; Alice Gillette Haught, Payson; Mary Smith Lawler, Prescott; Ruth Woolf Jordan, Tempe/Sedona; Sedona Schnebly, Sedona; Rose Livingston, Yuma; and Emma Andres, Prescott. The colorful patterns of women’s quilts…

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Oh Heavens! Saviors and Saints on the Arizona Frontier

October 23, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
La Pilita Museum, 420 S. Main Street
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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Women of many faiths cared for the bodies and souls of Arizona’s early inhabitants. Meet five of these altruistic women who influenced the history of the territory. Theresa Ferrin’s holistic practices and comprehensive understanding of healing herbs earned her the title “Angel of Tucson.” Florence Yount is recognized as Prescott’s first woman physician. Teresita Urrea was considered a saint for her hands-on healing powers. St. Katharine Drexel invested much of her vast fortune to educate Navajo children. And the Sisters…

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