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Phippen Museum

4701 U.S. HWY 89N
Prescott, AZ 86301 United States
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May 2014

Tom Mix: King of the Cowboys

May 3, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Phippen Museum, 4701 U.S. HWY 89N
Prescott, AZ 86301 United States
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Cowboy movie star Tom Mix was internationally famous. Many legends and tall tales have been told about his life. This presentation highlights some of the true stories about Mix and his connection to Arizona and debunks some of the Hollywood hype. Why was Mix on that highway south of Florence where he met his death?  Find out about his childhood, the early years in show business, the multiple marriages and divorces, his career path, his presence in Arizona and the…

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January 2015

Silver Images on Glass Plates: Early Photography in Arizona, 1850-1920

January 31, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Phippen Museum, 4701 U.S. HWY 89N
Prescott, AZ 86301 United States
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Photographs have helped shape both historical and contemporary public perception of Arizona and the West. This program presents a chronological history and social development of photography in Territorial Arizona. Included are rare and unique historical images of daily life, public events, personalities, mining, Native Americans, and environment of early Arizona. Accompanying images are high-quality copies of original vintage photographs of many little known regions of the state, and development of the camps, forts, and towns throughout the Territory. Also provided…

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February 2015

A Photographic History of Arizona from Prehistory to the Present

February 7, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Phippen Museum, 4701 U.S. HWY 89N
Prescott, AZ 86301 United States
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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 water use history.   Before retiring from the…

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March 2015

Riding with the Duke: John Wayne in Arizona

March 21, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Phippen Museum, 4701 U.S. HWY 89N
Prescott, AZ 86301 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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Father Kino: Journey to Discovery

March 28, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Phippen Museum, 4701 U.S. HWY 89N
Prescott, AZ 86301 United States
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Through his many diaries and letters it is obvious that Father Kino was more than a missionary who worked among the Native Americans. While his name is often associated with the San Xavier del Bac Mission, he was also a skilled mathematician and cartographer.   He made more than 40 expeditions during his life while living in what was called Pimería Alta.  His travels resulted in the first detailed map of the area and information on the people and cultures of…

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April 2015

Cowboys and Cowgirls: Icons of the American West

April 11, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Phippen Museum, 4701 U.S. HWY 89N
Prescott, AZ 86301 United States
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Few symbols have been more durable than the American cowboy. This program will give an overview of this populist figure, whose image was first defined by painters Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell. Also important to the story are brave cowgirls and the Mexican vaqueros. Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show showcased mythic cowboy culture, with singing cowboys, pretty girls on horses, and plenty of Indians in his internationally popular extravaganzas that for many defined the American West. Arizona’s contribution to…

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June 2015

Two Six Shooters Beat Four Aces: The Lives of Men on the Arizona Frontier

June 6, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Phippen Museum, 4701 U.S. HWY 89N
Prescott, AZ 86301 United States
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A saga of incredible action with gun battles, deadly weather, outlaws, and evasive fortunes, this lively presentation shares the stories of the pioneer men who first rode into the Arizona Territory when the law of the land was a gun. Some found success, some found poverty, and some found an early death. Hear the true-life stories of these Arizona characters including outlaw John Ringo, tough Pete Kitchen, Rough Rider Bucky O’Neill, and Henry Wickenburg, the man who found a rich…

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All Hat and No Cattle: The Language of the American West

June 27, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Phippen Museum, 4701 U.S. HWY 89N
Prescott, AZ 86301 United States
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Every day we use words and phrases whose roots lie in the American West. Words like “brand,” “maverick,” and “railroaded,” along with phrases like “climb down off your high horse” and “passing the buck” all grew out of the culture and experiences of those who resided west of the Mississippi. These creative words and phrases are poetic, descriptive and often quite humorous, like the saying “He’s got a ten-dollar Stetson on a five-cent head.” Ride shotgun with Renzi as he…

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October 2015

Deception, Lies and Alibis

October 24, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Phippen Museum, 4701 U.S. HWY 89N
Prescott, AZ 86301 United States
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A killer camel, a tornado-riding con man, a dead dragon, and a naked horse thief are characters in some of the quirky stories from southwest history that author and storyteller Michael Coyote Peach tells in his original cowboy poetry.  Laugh at and learn from tall and mostly true tales, as Michael tells how Arizona forfeited a seaport for beer; vanity and cowardice relocated Arizona’s capital; Nature foiled the perfect bank robbery; fashion choices proved fatal; and a bobcat terrorized a…

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November 2015

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

November 21, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Phippen Museum, 4701 U.S. HWY 89N
Prescott, AZ 86301 United States
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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 evolved orchestras, operas and glee clubs that performed in Tombstone and other hamlets. Perhaps the most popular form of musical entertainment was the concert band, in shells and stages throughout the…

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January 2016

Aztecs in Arizona, then and… now?! Reflections of A Modern-day Aztec Warrior

January 9, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Phippen Museum, 4701 U.S. HWY 89N
Prescott, AZ 86301 United States
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Did you know that Aztec history in Arizona goes back to before the time of the Hohokam? It's evidence is all around you if you know what to look for (even in Old Town Scottsdale!) Alberto Olivas gives a brief history of the Mexica (Aztec) people in Arizona and tells the story of discovering his own Mexica heritage, his accidental introduction to the Aztec community in Arizona, and engages participants in a fun and thought-provoking discussion about what it means…

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February 2016

“A Man Would Be a Fool to Take a Chance on Me”: Violet M. Irving of Skull Valley Arizona, Iconic Arizona Woman

February 6, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Phippen Museum, 4701 U.S. HWY 89N
Prescott, AZ 86301 United States
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Violet M. Irving, Liz Warren’s grandmother, spent most of her life in Skull Valley, Arizona, as the postmaster and owner of the general store. Born in 1900 in Walker, Vi was the daughter and granddaughter of miners. Her life spanned the century, and she witnessed statehood, two great wars, the Depression, and Rural Electrification first hand from her perch in south-west Yavapai County. Vi was an accomplished raconteur, and family meals always included many hours of stories about her life…

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March 2016

Little Sur Shot – Annie Oakley and the Closing of the American West

March 12, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Phippen Museum, 4701 U.S. HWY 89N
Prescott, AZ 86301 United States
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Annie Oakley is perhaps the best recognized, but little know personalities that came out of the American West.  Her life story is one which is enmeshed deeply into the fabric of the American character.  However it was not a cookie cutter life.  Oakley defied social norms and cultural mores and expectations of her time while also being an exemplar of American Victorian womanhood.  Oakley's life provides an insight to a time of transition and upheaval in the nation that is…

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April 2016

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

April 2, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Phippen Museum, 4701 U.S. HWY 89N
Prescott, AZ 86301 United States
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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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May 2016

Arizona Kicks on Route 66

May 7, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Phippen Museum, 4701 U.S. HWY 89N
Prescott, AZ 86301 United States
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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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June 2016

Arizona’s Unsolved Mysteries

June 18, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Phippen Museum, 4701 U.S. HWY 89N
Prescott, AZ 86301 United States
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We are intrigued by unsolved mysteries, because it would seem almost impossible for anyone to totally vanish from the face of the earth at any time. This is especially true in our day and age when a host of computer data tracks everyone; yet bodies do disappear with astonishing frequency. In some cases it may be presumed that people wished to disappear, but then why? Even more unsettling is the realization that certain people may have gotten away with the…

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August 2016

The Eagle and the Archaeologists: The Lindbergh’s 1929 Aerial Survey of Southwest Prehistoric Sites

August 13, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Phippen Museum, 4701 U.S. HWY 89N
Prescott, AZ 86301 United States
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Pilot Charles Lindbergh (the “Lone Eagle”) is best known for his famous 1927 flight across the Atlantic Ocean.  But Lindbergh, and his wife Anne, also played an important role in southwestern archaeology.  During the summer of 1929, they worked with noted archaeologist Alfred Kidder to conduct the first extensive aerial photographic survey of southwestern prehistoric sites; taking numerous photos and even landing at remote Canyon de Chelly.  The presentation features many of their historic photographs and describes this important -…

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The Food of Arizona: Many Cultures, Many Flavors

August 20, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Phippen Museum, 4701 U.S. HWY 89N
Prescott, AZ 86301 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, 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 Gregory McNamee, the…

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September 2016

The Ballad of Arizona: our First Hundred Years

September 10, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Phippen Museum, 4701 U.S. HWY 89N
Prescott, AZ 86301 United States
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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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October 2016

Epics of the American Southwest: Hopi, Dine and Hispanic Narratives of Heros and Heroines in Mythic Literature

October 8, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Phippen Museum, 4701 U.S. HWY 89N
Prescott, AZ 86301 United States
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Too often the claim is heard that there is very little ancient history or literature in the United States. Nothing could be further from the truth. Whether it is the Hopi epics of the wanderings of Long Sash and the exploits of the Koshare twins; the Navajo legends that connect the cultures of the Southwest with the great late-Medieval stories of Toltec-Aztec Mexcio; or the adventures of Spanish men and women who deserted Francisco de Coronado's expedition in protest over…

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The Billingsley Hopi Dancers

October 29, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Phippen Museum, 4701 U.S. HWY 89N
Prescott, AZ 86301 United States
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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

Who Did You Say Was Here?

November 5, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Phippen Museum, 4701 U.S. HWY 89N
Prescott, AZ 86301 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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The Long Walk of the Navajo People, 1864-1868

November 12, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Phippen Museum, 4701 U.S. HWY 89N
Prescott, AZ 86301 United States
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In 1864, Navajo people were forced to walk over 450 miles to Fort Sumner in eastern New Mexico.  Imprisoned on a 40-square mile reservation for four long years the people suffered from hunger, loneliness, illnesses, and severe environmental conditions. On June 1, 1868, U. S. officials and Navajo leaders reached an agreement, allowing the Navajos to return to a portion of their original lands located in northeastern Arizona and northwestern New Mexico. The Long Walk has been collected in historical…

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The Mighty Colorado River: From its Sources to the Sea

November 19, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Phippen Museum, 4701 U.S. HWY 89N
Prescott, AZ 86301 United States
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Jim Turner has traced the Green and Colorado rivers from their beginnings as clear bubbling glacial springs high in the mountains, then through roaring canyons in Utah, Arizona, and Nevada, and finally to the salt flats in Mexico. Stunning photographs tell the story of the rivers’ two thousand miles of scenic wonders, geography, wildlife, history, recreation, politics, and local culture. Before retiring from the Arizona Historical Society, Jim Turner worked with more than 70 museums in every corner of the…

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January 2017

Rock Hounds and River Rats: The 1937 Carnegie-CalTech Grand Canyon Expedition – Prescott

January 21, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Phippen Museum, 4701 U.S. HWY 89N
Prescott, AZ 86301 United States
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In 1937, a group of CalTech geology professors and hardy boatmen set out in small wooden boats on a 6 week journey through the Grand Canyon to study the ancient rocks of the canyon’s Inner Gorge.  At the time, fewer than a dozen river parties had successfully run the canyon – often with a loss of boats or crew.   Leveraging excerpts from several of the members’ trip journals - as well as original photographs and video footage - the presentation…

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March 2017

Swing into History – Prescott

March 18, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Phippen Museum, 4701 U.S. HWY 89N
Prescott, AZ 86301 United States
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Swing Into History With the exception of the most ardent collectors and older generation, the influence and legacy of the big bands is largely forgotten despite their overwhelming popularity and significant role in early radio. Join Larson as he revisits the sounds America listened and danced to for more than three decades. Learn how iconic artists like Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Bing Crosby and Ella Fitzgerald got their start along with fellow bands, vocalists, composers and musicians. Finally, enjoy the…

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April 2017

Cowboys and Cowgirls: Icons of the American West

April 1, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Phippen Museum, 4701 U.S. HWY 89N
Prescott, AZ 86301 United States
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Few symbols have been more durable than the American cowboy. This program will give an overview of this populist figure, whose image was first defined by painters Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell. Also important to the story are brave cowgirls and the Mexican vaqueros. Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show showcased mythic cowboy culture, with singing cowboys, pretty girls on horses, and plenty of Indians in his internationally popular extravaganzas that for many defined the American West. Arizona’s contribution to…

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Tom Mix: King of the Cowboys – Prescott

April 22, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Phippen Museum, 4701 U.S. HWY 89N
Prescott, AZ 86301 United States
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Cowboy movie star Tom Mix was internationally famous, and many legends and tall tales have been told about his life. This presentation highlights some of the true stories about Mix and his connection to Arizona, debunking some of the Hollywood hype. What brought Mix travel that lonesome highway where he met his death south of Florence? Find out about his childhood, the early years in show business, his multiple marriages and divorces, his career path, his presence in Arizona and…

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July 2017

Arizona’s Historic Trading Posts

July 15, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Phippen Museum, 4701 U.S. HWY 89N
Prescott, AZ 86301 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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Southwestern Rock Calendars and Ancient Time Pieces

July 22, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Phippen Museum, 4701 U.S. HWY 89N
Prescott, AZ 86301 United States
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Native Americans in the Southwest developed sophisticated skills in astronomy and predicting the seasons, centuries before Old World peoples first entered the region. In this presentation Dart discusses the petroglyphs at Picture Rocks, the architecture of the “Great House” at Arizona’s Casa Grande Ruins, and other archaeological evidence of ancient southwestern astronomy and calendrical reckoning; and interpret how these discoveries may have related to ancient Native American rituals. Allen "Al" Dart, a Registered Professional Archaeologist, has worked and volunteered in…

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August 2017

Riding with the Duke: John Wayne in Arizona – Prescott

August 17, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Phippen Museum, 4701 U.S. HWY 89N
Prescott, AZ 86301 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 talk, Gregory McNamee, who often writes about film and western history alike for such publications as the Encyclopaedia Britannica and The Hollywood Reporter, looks…

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On the Arizona Frontier Ranch Medicine – Prescott

August 19, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Phippen Museum, 4701 U.S. HWY 89N
Prescott, AZ 86301 United States
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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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November 2017

Dia de los Muertos: A Celebration of Life and Death – Prescott

November 4, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Phippen Museum, 4701 U.S. HWY 89N
Prescott, AZ 86301 United States
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Dressed in a Mexican huipil with her face painted in a traditional calavera (skull), Elena Díaz Bjorkquist answers the questions of what Día de los Muertos is, where it came from, its roots, and how it’s celebrated. Día los Muertos is a significant and highly celebrated holiday in Mexico and the Southwestern United States. Many Mexicans and Mexican Americans believe death isn’t a subject to be feared or ignored from the living. Life cannot be celebrated without celebrating death. This…

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January 2018

Specters of the Past: Arizona’s Ghost Towns – Prescott

January 13, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Phippen Museum, 4701 U.S. HWY 89N
Prescott, AZ 86301 United States
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The promise of unimagined riches is what brought many of the earliest colonizers to the Arizona Territory. Following the trail to the discovery of the mother lode, they built, then dismantled and finally abandoned communities when mines played out – leaving behind tantalizing clues of difficult hardships. Some towns survived like Bisbee, Jerome, Tombstone and Oatman. Most disappeared, gradually becoming absorbed back into the desert from which they arose. This presentation explores more than a decade of historian Jay Mark’s…

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March 2018

Celebrities, Artists…and Good Places to Drink – Prescott

March 17, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Phippen Museum, 4701 U.S. HWY 89N
Prescott, AZ 86301 United States
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Arizona has always been a geographical muse for writers, artists and composers, as well as a getaway for the rich and famous.  In this talk, learn about some of the people who have had adventures, weddings and unusual experiences here, while also learning about some of the places they lifted a glass, and why you might want to follow their example. During 35 years in newspaper, magazine and broadcasting, Lisa Schnebly Heidinger discovered that “journalism is history on the fly,”…

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

March 31, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Prescott, AZ 86301 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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July 2018

Arizona’s Wild Myths and Legends – Prescott

July 14, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Phippen Museum, 4701 U.S. HWY 89N
Prescott, AZ 86301 United States
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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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November 2018

Wrangling 1500 Wild Mustangs: Insights into the Wild Horse Controversy – Prescott

November 17, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Phippen Museum, 4701 U.S. HWY 89N
Prescott, AZ 86301 United States
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In 1989, Alan Day lobbied the United States Congress and was granted approval to create our country’s first government-sponsored wild horse sanctuary on his South Dakota ranch. At the time, the government housed roughly 2,000 horses in feedlots. Fifteen hundred of those wild mustangs came to live at Mustang Meadows Ranch where, for four years, Alan trained and cared for them. Today, the Bureau of Land Management holds over 60,000 wild mustangs in feedlots, and the number keeps growing. Why…

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March 2019

Ghost Towns of the Second World War: Arizona’s Historic Military Sites (Prescott)

March 23, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Phippen Museum, 4701 U.S. HWY 89N
Prescott, AZ 86301 United States
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When America entered the Second World War, Arizona's sparse population and mild weather made it an ideal location for training facilities and prisoner of war camps. By war's end, Arizona had trained more pilots than any other state, hosted the country's largest POW camp, and was part of the largest military training grounds in history.  This presentation tells Arizona's war-time role by focusing on the stories of those WW2 sites in Arizona that still have significant remaining features from the…

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November 2019

Theodore Roosevelt Slept Here

November 16, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Phippen Museum, 4701 U.S. HWY 89N
Prescott, AZ 86301 United States
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Theodore Roosevelt exhibited a greater influence on Arizona than perhaps any other president. He was the first sitting president to visit Arizona, employed an executive order to preserve the Grand Canyon, established a variety of wildlife refuges and reclamation projects, and enjoyed outdoor recreation in the area. This program will share Roosevelt’s widespread influence in Arizona, and also explore some stories of dubious accuracy that inevitably sprout from such a larger-than-life character. Kevin Schindler is an award-winning educator and writer…

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February 2020

Chiles & Chocolate: Sweet and Spicy Foods in the American West

February 15, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Phippen Museum, 4701 U.S. HWY 89N
Prescott, AZ 86301 United States
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Come have a taste of the rich and savory history of these food favorites, explore how early peoples used them, and how they have evolved and spread to all corners of the world. Food is a portal into culture and can convey a range of cultural meaning including occasion, social status, ethnicity, and wealth depending on the social context. Discover how chiles and chocolate became identity markers in gender roles and relationships, essential in rituals and religious customs, popular in…

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March 2020

The Shadow Catchers: 150 Years of Arizona Photography

March 14, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Phippen Museum, 4701 U.S. HWY 89N
Prescott, AZ 86301 United States
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For more than a century and a half some of the world’s best photographers focused their lenses on Arizona. In addition to the renowned Edward S. Curtis, Kate Cory lived with the Hopi and represented them in photographs and on canvas, while C. S. Fly gave us the famous Geronimo pictures. In the 20th century Josef Muench’s pictures brought the movies to Monument Valley, Dorothea Lange captured Dust Bowl families, Barry Goldwater depicted Navajo and Hopi culture, and Ansel Adams…

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April 2020

Arizona for Newcomers

April 18, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Phippen Museum, 4701 U.S. HWY 89N
Prescott, AZ 86301 United States
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What is it that makes Arizona unique, that gives it a different flavor from neighboring New Mexico, California, Utah, Colorado, Sonora, and Chihuahua? In part the answer lies in Arizona’s longstanding habit of absorbing influences from its neighbors in matters such as architecture, music, and cuisine, incorporating them into an already vibrant tradition made up of influences taken from around the globe, and serving up a blend of visual arts, literature, and folk life that is unlike any other. In…

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