Embracing the Struggle with Chris Navarro
Saturday, December 8th at 1PM
Sculptor Chris Navarro, featured in the current Embrace the Struggle exhibtion, will share his journey that has taken him from bronco busting to sculpting. As an artist, he wants to inspire others to endure the struggles in life through his story and art. After his lecture, Chris will be available to sign his book of the same name.
FREE Youth Art Workshop
Saturday, January 5th, 2019 at 10AM
Try your hand at this ancient native-American art. Dreamcatchers are an authentic American Indian tradition, from the Ojibway (Chippewa) tribe. Ojibway people would tie sinew strands in a web around a small round or tear-shaped frame--in a somewhat similar pattern to how they tied webbing for their snowshoes--and hang this "dream-catcher" as a charm to protect sleeping children from nightmares. The legend is that the bad dreams will get caught in the dreamcatcher's web. Drop ins are welcome but, if possible, register at (928)778-1385.
Art & Wine: A Perfect Pairing
Thursday, January 24th, 2019 from 5:30-7:30PM
$35 per person
Must be 21 or older to participate
Join us at the museum for another great evening of artistic inspiration and loads of fun. This introductory event is a two-hour excursion for those who enjoy wine and would like to learn more about painting. Discover hidden wells of creativity and explore different painting techniques as artist and Education Co-ordinator, Neal McEwen, leads participants through the step-by-step process of creating their own origi-nal, winter-themed, acrylic painting. RSVP at (928)778-1385
FREE Youth Art Workshop
Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 at 10AM
Children can show that special someone they care with a handmade Valentine. Kids will explore ink stamping, use of appliques, lace making and clay molding to come up with a unique holiday gift. So come take advantage of the museum's resources and win someone's heart with a special handcrafted Valentine. Drop ins are welcome but, if possible, register at (928)778-1385.
FREE Youth Art Workshop
Western Key Rings
Saturday, March 3rd, 2019 at 10AM
Here’s a chance to try your hand at leather-crafting. Finish this piece with some tool-ing and stain to make a unique and useful gift for someone special (like yourself). But there will be tools and permanent dyes involved– so be sure to dress appropriately. Drop ins are welcome but, if possible, register at (928)778-1385.
The Fine Line Between Old West Lawmen & the Outlaw Life with Alan Rockman
Saturday, March 9th, 2019 at 1PM
Back when the American Southwest was an untamed and dangerous place to make a living, there was a fine line between being an old west lawman and being considered an outlaw. These characters existed in a convoluted grey area where men operated on both sides of the law, crossing back and forth with little forethought or repercussion. In fact, this line was crossed so many times in the history of the old west that some of its most notable figures al-luded their dubious pasts, served as the law in some of the area’s most desolate regions and then ended up returning from time to time to their criminal roots. To find out the whole story, please join author and historian, Alan Rockman, for this fascinating exploration of these fa-mous icons of the west who are difficult to classify as merely good or evil.
Haunted Prescott with Parker Anderson & Darlene Wilson
Saturday, March 16th, 2019 at 1PM
When Arizona was created as a U.S. territory in 1864, Prescott became its first capital. Ac-companying the city's rich history is an equally dramatic heritage of supernatural manifesta-tions. Visitors report a strange chill in the Palace Restaurant and taps on the shoulder at the Smoki Museum. Lingering spirits crowd famed hotels like the Vendome and the Has-sayampa Inn, as well as theaters such as the Elks Opera House and Prescott Center for the Arts. Learn the secrets of Prescott's cemeteries and the truth about the hangings on the Courthouse Plaza as Parker Anderson and Darlene Wilson lead members and guests on an excursion through the haunted sites of Arizona's mile-high city.
Ghost Towns of the Second World War: Arizona's Historic Military Sites with Erik Berg
Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 at 1PM
When America entered the Second World War, Arizona’s sparse population and mild weather made it an ideal location for training facilities and prisoner of war camps. And by the war’s end, the Grand Canyon state had trained more airplane pi-lots than any other, hosted the country’s largest Prisoner of War camp, and was an integral part of the largest military training grounds in history. This exciting presentation by author and historian, Erik Berg, explores Arizona’s war-time role by focusing on the stories of those WWII sites that still have significant features that remain from the war period. It will include many photographs and first-hand accounts. Presented in cooperation with Arizona Humanities' Speaker's Bureau, AZ Speaks.
*PLEASE NOTE: There is a 15% fee for cancellations up to 1 week before paid programming; no refunds are given after that time.
(All refunds will be dispersed by check.)