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Saturday, September 16th, 2017 at 5:30PM
Cost $25
A classic evening of great western fun, food and friendship await at this annual event commemorating our Grand Opening in 1984 and celebrating our rich ranching heritage. Attendees will be treated to a delicious ranch-style barbeque, authentic western entertainment, a very special raffle drawing and the Arizona Rancher & Cowboy Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The cost is $25 per person and reservations must be made in advance by calling the museum at (928)778-1385. Children under 8 will be admitted for free but be sure to make your reservations now because space is limited for this most popular annual event.


These extremely popular dinner programs provide attendees with delicious dinner selections in a great atmosphere featuring some of the most entertaing guests imaginable. From re-enactors and musicians, to aritsts and historians, our special programming leaves a lasting impression on all those in attendance and keeps them coming back for more.

Third Thursday Dinner & Program
Epics of the American Southwest with Dr. Sharonah Frederick
Thursday, February 16th, 2017 at 5:30PM
Cost $30 (Members $25)
Too often the claim is made that there is very little ancient history or literature in the United States. But nothing could be further from the truth. And to prove the point, anthropologist and specialist in folklore and archaeology, Dr. Sharonah Frederick, will be on hand to share narratives of heroes and heroines in the mythic literature of the Southwest. Whether it's the Hopi epics of the wanderings of Long Sash and the exploits of the Koshare twins, or the adventures of Spanish men and women who deserted Francisco de Coronado's expedition in protest over Coronado's treatment of the Native peoplesArizona and the whole American Southwest are treasure troves of legendary stories. And this special program shares these tales and stresses the social and moral messages transmitted in these oral and written texts. Dr. Fredrick is Assistant Director of the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Arizona State University. She speaks, reads and writes four languages: Spanish, English, Portuguese and Hebrew, and has researched and spoken extensively on Native American philosophy and folklore.