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Tempe History Museum

809 E. Southern Avenue
Tempe, AZ 85282 United States
480-350-5101 http://www.tempe.gov/city-hall/community-services/tempe-history-museum

February 2015

Beyond the Cotton Fields: Black Migrant Women Building Communities

February 7, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Tempe History Museum, 809 E. Southern Avenue
Tempe, AZ 85282 United States
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This presentation is based on the stories of five women from the Casa Grande Valley towns (Eloy, Randolph, Coolidge, Casa Grande, and the Gila Reservation) who, despite their busy and oppressive lives of work, family, poor housing, etc., managed to become politicized, self-educated activists. They rebuilt their lives and created lively communities even after "the cotton machine" robbed them of job opportunities. This presentation is a tribute to these resilient women and can feature a visit from at least one…

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November 2015

Legend City Exhibition Opening

November 6, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Tempe History Museum, 809 E. Southern Avenue
Tempe, AZ 85282 United States
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Free

This project is funded in part by a grant from Arizona Humanities.

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November 2016

Trains of Tempe – Exhibit Opening

November 10, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tempe History Museum, 809 E. Southern Avenue
Tempe, AZ 85282 United States
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Free

Explore an interactive exhibit that examines the history of trains in Tempe and the surrounding communities. Stop by at opening and enjoy live music, activities, and refreshments. The themes of transportation and transformation are core to this exhibit. The exhibit opening features Mr. Mudd and Mr. Gold, a duo that performs everything from hard-driving melodic folk, to dirty suitcase-drum-infused acoustic rock, to banjo-driven pop, to soul-infused updates of 1940s acoustic blues. On view will be panels with photographs and an…

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