Supply and Demand: Hohokam Pottery Production
CLOSES August 29, 2015
This exhibit, a collaboration between Pueblo Grande Museum and guest curator Sophia Kelly of Arizona State Parks, features new research on the Hohokam which reveals a remarkable economy that relied on the production and distribution of goods at a scale that challenges how we think about prehistoric exchange patterns. Before AD 1100, households relied on specialist potters to provide them with decorated pottery. A small number of producers in particular areas manufactured thousands of vessels for distribution to consumers across central and southern Arizona. These specialist potters responded to the desire of their consumers by making light-colored bowls and jars that glittered with shiny mica.
This exhibit is included with general admission to Pueblo Grande Museum.
General Volunteer Orientation
Thursday, September 10, noon to 1 p.m.
This once a month orientation (September – May) is presented by a Museum staff member. The purpose of this initial orientation is to provide interested members of the public with an overview of volunteer opportunities including expectations regarding experience, skills, and the time commitment needed to volunteer in each area.
At this session a City of Phoenix volunteer application will be made available to all those interested in helping out. Areas of interest and contact information will be noted on your application and the information will be passed on to the appropriate supervisor. The supervisor will then contact you to conduct an informal interview. If you are uncertain which area is the best fit for your interests you can make an appointment to talk directly with the Visitor Services Supervisor to determine the best- suited position.
Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live!
Saturday, September 26, 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
The Pueblo Grande Museum is participating in the Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live! event on Saturday, September 26, 2015. Guests with the Museum Day Live! Ticket will receive free admission for two. The Museum will also be offering gallery tours and artifact interpretation throughout the day. For more information on the Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live! Event and to print a ticket, visit their website at smithsonianmag.com/museumday.