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.
Vintage Arizona: The Growth, Death & Rebirth of a Local Wine Industry with author & historian, Erik Berg
Thursday, January 18th, 2018 at 5:30PM
Cost $30 (Members $25)
Arizona's wine industry is currently booming. Starting from almost nothing in the 1970's, there are now over 50 wineries across the state and more starting every year. And despite the your of the current industry, there is a long history of wine-making in Arizona dating back some 200 years. Using numerous illustrations, this program traces the fascinating (and often amusing) story of Arizona wine from the Spanish Colonial period to the present. Dinner provided by Big Daddy E's Smokin' Barbecue. But make your reservation right away as these programs are well attended. (928)778-1385.
Olive Oatman's Dark Secret with author, publisher, artist & historian, Bob Boze Bell
Thursday, March 15th, 2018 at 5:30PMCost $30 (Members $25)
Everyone who loves Arizona history is familiar with the Olive Oatman story: how most of her family was murdered on the Gila Trail and she spent five years in captivity, four with the Mojave, on the Colorado River. Upon her release in 1856, she co-wrote a best-selling book, The Captivity of The Oatman Girls, and toured the country as a much sought after speaker. But there is a darker, undercurrent to her story that has always been just below the surface: did she have children while she was a captive? Well, you might just be as surprised by who thought she did.
Join renowned speaker & humorist, Bob Boze Bell, as he regales avid listeners with the incredible story of Olive Oatman and the dark secrets surrounding her captivity. RSVP at (928)778-1385.