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Tohono Chul Park

7366 N. Paseo del Norte
Tucson, AZ 85704 United States
520-742-6455

May 2014

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (and Stage Coaches and Boats, too): Women Travel in Arizona

May 17, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte
Tucson, AZ 85704 United States
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Arizona has some of the most stunning scenery in the world, but until recently, traveling over this terrain was quite an adventure. Meet women like army wife Martha Summerhayes, suffrage leader Josephine Brawley Hughes, the Harvey Girl waitresses, Barry Goldwater's personal pilot Ruth Reinhold, as well as other daring women who braved Arizona's extreme elements. The next time your car battery dies in the triple-digit heat, you might not think your luck so bad! Heidi Osselaer holds a Ph.D. in…

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Along Old Route 66

May 18, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte
Tucson, AZ 85704 United States
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This presentation is based on segments from two television documentaries that were produced in Arizona and broadcast on public television stations and cable networks throughout the United States. Longtime residents of Northern Arizona recount tales of the impact of “the mother road” (Route 66) on their communities. A history of the road is illuminated by scenes of roadside attractions and historic landmarks.   John Craft is a professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona…

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February 2016

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

February 27, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte
Tucson, AZ 85704 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 the 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…

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March 2016

Echoes of Eden: The Garden as Symbol in Art, Music, and Literature

March 5, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte
Tucson, AZ 85704 United States
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From the story of humanity’s first home in the Garden of Eden, gardens have been a favorite setting for stories, paintings, poetry, and works of music.  This talk examines the ways that painters, poets, and musicians use gardens as settings.  What do those gardens tell us?  Using wide-ranging examples from such writers as William Shakespeare, Jane Austen, and Jerzy Kosinsky, composers from Mozart to Wagner, and painters from Rubens to Renoir, David Schildkret demonstrates common themes gardens communicate and decodes…

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April 2016

The Explorations and Discoveries of George Bird Grinnell, The Father of Glacier National Park

April 2, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte
Tucson, AZ 85704 United States
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The great West that George Bird Grinnell first encountered in 1870 as a 21-year old man was shortly to disappear before his eyes. Nobody was quicker to sense the desecration or was more eloquent in crusading against the poachers, the hidehunters, and the disengaged U.S. Congress than George Bird Grinnell, the “Father of American Conservation.” Grinnell founded the first Audubon Society, cofounded the Boone and Crockett Club with Teddy Roosevelt, and led the effort to establish Glacier National Park. Audiences will…

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