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La Posada Hotel

303 E. Second St.
Winslow, AZ 86047 United States
928-587-8934

May 2014

Images of Grandeur: Artists and Photographers of the Grand Canyon

May 31, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
La Posada Hotel, 303 E. Second St.
Winslow, AZ 86047 United States
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What makes the Grand Canyon so grand? When and how did the Grand Canyon change from being an impassable hole in the ground to the best of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World? This presentation examines the Grand Canyon through the eyes of conquistadors, military surveyors, writers, artists, and photographers from 1541 to the present. It also explores the evolution of our interaction with nature, from “that which must be conquered” to something to be preserved and appreciated for…

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June 2014

We Must Grow Our Own Artists: Mary-Russell Ferrell Colton

June 21, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
La Posada Hotel, 303 E. Second St.
Winslow, AZ 86047 United States
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Discover art educator Mary-Russell Ferrell Colton’s contributions to the progressive education movement and the American Indian arts and crafts movement. Artist, author, ethnographer, educator, and curator, these were but a few of the talents of Colton, co-founder of the Museum of Northern Arizona and early art advocate on the Colorado Plateau. Colton labored to increase public awareness of the importance of art education and to revive Native American arts on the Colorado Plateau. Her work contributed to a better understanding…

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August 2014

Adventurous Spirits: Arizona’s Women Artists, 1900-1950

August 23, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
La Posada Hotel, 303 E. Second St.
Winslow, AZ 86047 United States
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Before WWII, the resident art community of Arizona was comprised mostly of women, and this talk explores these independent spirits. Kate Cory, one of the first to arrive in 1905, chronicled the Hopi mesas. Marjorie Thomas was Scottsdale’s first resident artist. Lillian Wilhelm Smith came to the state to illustrate the works of Zane Grey. Impressionist Jessie Benton Evans’s Scottsdale villa became a social center for local artists. Mary-Russell Ferrell Colton and her husband Harold founded the Museum of Northern…

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October 2014

Día de los Muertos: A Celebration of Life and Death

October 30, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
La Posada Hotel, 303 E. Second St.
Winslow, AZ 86047 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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April 2015

Ancient Landscapes of the American Southwest

April 19, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
La Posada Hotel, 303 E. Second St.
Winslow, AZ 86047 United States
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The American Southwest is world-renown for its colorful, modern landscape, but you’ll be amazed to learn what it used to look like. The Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, the Superstition Mountains, and the Petrified Forest hold clues to the fascinating story of how the Southwest was once the site of tropical seas, Sahara-like deserts, coastlines stalked by huge dinosaurs, and rivers that once flowed toward the Rocky Mountains. These long-lost and surprising scenes from the past come alive as audiences travel…

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August 2015

Armed with Our Language, We Went to War:  The Navajo Code Talkers

August 15, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
La Posada Hotel, 303 E. Second St.
Winslow, AZ 86047 United States
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During WWII a select group of young Navajo men enlisted in the Marines with a unique weapon.  Using the Navajo language, they devised a secret code that the enemy never deciphered.  For over 40 years a cloak of secrecy hung over the Code Talker’s service until the code was declassified and they were finally honored for their military contributions in the South Pacific by Presidents Reagan, Bush, and the Navajo Nation.  The Code Talkers’ cultural background, how the code was…

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February 2016

Arizona’s Historic Trading Posts

February 13, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
La Posada Hotel, 303 E. Second St.
Winslow, AZ 86047 United States
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Early traders traveled through Arizona Territory, selling goods from their wagons, but they soon built stores that evolved into trading and social centers where wool, sheep, and Native Arts were exchanged for food and necessities. Navajo trading posts are best known, but trading posts existed on every reservation in Arizona. Traders became the intermediaries between Native peoples and the outside world, providing not only hard goods, but other services including translating, correspondence, and transportation. Trading posts also became destinations for…

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February 2017

Who Did You Say Was Here? – Winslow

February 12, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
La Posada Hotel, 303 E. Second St.
Winslow, AZ 86047 United States
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While doing research on our centennial book, Lisa Schnebly Heidinger developed a treasure trove of anecdotes that wove through the tapestry Arizona, and can custom fit a presentation to any audience, based on geography, interest and local population. These include but are not limited to little heard details about famous figures (like when the Bucky O’Neill statue was lost and Clark Gable’s adventure in Northern Arizona) and poignant stories of characters we haven’t all met yet, such as John D.…

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July 2017

“Native Roads: A Pictorial Guide to the Hopi and Navajo Nations”

July 9, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
La Posada Hotel, 303 E. Second St.
Winslow, AZ 86047 United States
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This presentation covers the broad area from Flagstaff, Arizona to Farmington, New Mexico. In addition to detailing trading posts, prehistoric sites, and the geological wonders of the Four Corners region, this virtual tour uses beautiful slides to present the history, folklore, and legends of this unique domain. Historian Jim Turner was editor of the third edition of Native Roads: A Complete Motoring Guide to the Navajo and Hopi Nations written by Fran Kosik and first published in 1995. He shares…

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May 2018

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

May 19, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
La Posada Hotel, 303 E. Second St.
Winslow, AZ 86047 United States
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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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August 2018

Sheep Ranchers and Herders of Arizona – Winslow

August 11, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
La Posada Hotel, 303 E. Second St.
Winslow, AZ 86047 United States
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Sheep ranching has been greatly overlooked in the history of Arizona. While it never will compete with the five “C’s”, it added a great deal to the economic diversity in the state. Many different ethnic groups settled here and raised sheep for a living weathering the economic downturns as well as the prosperous years. They often weathered the storm better than cattlemen. These men and women raised their families on the frontier and left a lasting impact on the economic…

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August 2019

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

August 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
La Posada Hotel, 303 E. Second St.
Winslow, AZ 86047 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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