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The Museum of Casa Grande/Casa Grande Historical Society

110 West Florence Boulevard
Casa Grande, AZ 85122 United States
520-836-2223 http://www.cgvhs.org/

October 2014

Día de los Muertos: A Celebration of Life and Death

October 11, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Museum of Casa Grande/Casa Grande Historical Society, 110 West Florence Boulevard
Casa Grande, AZ 85122 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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October 2015

Macabre, AZ

October 10, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Museum of Casa Grande/Casa Grande Historical Society, 110 West Florence Boulevard
Casa Grande, AZ 85122 United States
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Through the vehicle of true crime and spine-chilling Arizona lore, this presentation highlights macabre stories and their historical background, including the tale of Winnie Ruth Judd, Arizona's most infamous murderer, and the tale of the Red Ghost and the release into the wild desert of unknown animals (today, we know them as camels). Shore uses a blend of storytelling magic, old photographs, ephemera, and artifacts to bring our state’s heritage to life in this entertaining and educational presentation. The audience…

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November 2015

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

November 14, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Museum of Casa Grande/Casa Grande Historical Society, 110 West Florence Boulevard
Casa Grande, AZ 85122 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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