12th ANNUAL FALL GATHERING BARBEQUE
Saturday, September 16th, 2017 at 5:30PM
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 by Big Daddy E's Smokin' Barbeque, authentic western entertainment from The Rusty Pistols, a very special raffle drawing for Alvin Marshall's alabaster sculpture, Mesa Treasure, and the Arizona Rancher & Cowboy Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The cost is $25 per person but 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.
THIRD THURSDAY DINNER PROGRAMS
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
Riding with the Duke: John Wayne in Arizona with Gregory McNamee
Thursday, August 17th, 2017 at 5:30PM
Cost $30 (Members $25)
John Wayne remains an iconic figure in American popular culture and in this special dinner program, author and researcher Gregory McNamee, who often writes about film and western history in such publications as the Encyclopedia Britiannica and The Hollywood Reporter, looks at the Duke's long career and presence in Arizona. John Wayne was born in Iowa and lived for most of his adult life in California. Yet, he spent many years exploring, living and investing in Arizona, where he produced his own films, raised cattle, operated a game ranch, and was seemingly everywhere all at once. Dinner will be provided by Big Daddy E's Smokin' Barbeque and a slide show presentation will also accompany this entertaining program. But make your reservation today because seating is limited for this popular program. Call (928)778-1385 for reservations today because seating is limited.