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Art & Wine: A Perfect Pairing
Thursday, July 18th, 2019 at 5:30PM
Cost $35 (Must be 21 or older to attend)


Join us for another memorable evenings of art and fun. This two-hour excursion is designed for those who enjoy wine but may know nothing about painting. Discover hidden wells of creativity as talented artist and Phippen Education Coordinator, Neal McEwen, leads you through the step-by-step process of creating your own original Western-themed acrylic painting. This fun-filled evening of art, wine and dessert appetizers will result in paintings that are finished and suitable for framing. But call (928)778-1385 to make your reservations today as these events are extremely popular and seating is limited.

A Four Day Class in Sculpture with this internationally recognized wildlife sculptor
July 16th-19th, 2019 from 10AM to 4PM
Cost $650; RSVP Required; Limited Class Size
The class begins with a discussion of bird anatomy, the principles of aerodynamics, and how to achieve the illusion of movement in sculptures of birds in flight. Students will learn how to construct an armature for blocking in birds in flight. Sandy will help students determine the difference between a sculpture that is technically adequate and one that has spirit and life. All aspects of modeling in oil based clay will be explored and beginning students are welcome. Students will learn the importance of assembling strong, meaningful shapes and how eliminating unimportant details can create the bird's essence. Students will work from photography, drawings, field guides, and videotapes of birds in flight. Above all armature building, assembling reference for a specific species, aerodynamics, anatomy, and creating art is the focus. Sandy has instructed bird sculpture for over 30 years and is recognized as one of America's leading wildlife artists. Reservations can be made at (928)778-1385.

14th Annual Fall Gathering Barbecue
Saturday, September 21st, 2019 at 5:30PM
Cost $30 per person; RSVP Required 

fall-gathering-2018Grab the kids and your dancing boots and come join us for all the fun and entertainment at our annual Fall Gathering Barbecue. Featuring an always popular and delicious ranch-style menu from Big Daddy E's and live entertainment by those talented musicians with Sky Daddy & Lonesome Valley, this commemorative event pays tribute to the museum's roots and its Grand Opening in 1984.
In addition, as is tradition at the Fall Gathering, an induction ceremony for the latest inductee into the Arizona Rancher & Cowboy Hall of Fame will also be held. This year's 2019 inductee is Cynthia Ridgen. 
Make your reservation early as this event continually sells out. RSVP at (928)778-1385.




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.

The Story of Juan Moreno with guest presenter, Mick Shepard
Thursday, June 20th, at 5:30PM
Cost $30 (Museum Members $25)Mick-ShepJuanMoreno.jpg
Juan Moreno was born with little advantages in a small, southern village in MEXICO. But due to life's way of rearranging things, he eventually learned to read and write...and that's when the whole world around him began to spin his way.
If Mexico had a FORREST GUMP STORY, it would be JUAN MORENO, who currently resides at the Pioneer Cemetery. However, in this presentation, Mick Shepard embodies this fascinating character, bringing Juan back to life to tell you the rest of his interesting story. But call (928)778-1385 to make your reservation today as these dinner events are consistent sell outs.