Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary Presentation
Wednesday, May 4, 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Topic: The Long Walk of the Navajo People, 1864-1868
Guest Speaker: Dr. Evangeline Parsons-Yazzie
Join the Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary and Dr. Evangeline Parsons-Yazzie, author and Professor Emerita at Northern Arizona University on Wednesday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m. for her presentation The Long Walk of the Navajo People, 1864-1868.
In 1864, Navajo people were forced to walk over 450 miles to Fort Sumner in eastern New Mexico. Imprisoned on a 40-square mile reservation for four long years the people suffered from hunger, loneliness, illnesses, and severe environmental conditions. On June 1, 1868, U. S. officials and Navajo leaders reached an agreement, allowing the Navajos to return to a portion of their original lands located in northeastern Arizona and northwestern New Mexico. The Long Walk has been collected in historical literature by non-Navajo authors. Absent from the literature is the Navajo perspective. The audience will hear the Navajo elders’ version of the Long Walk in this presentation.
This event is free and open to the public, made possible by the Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary. Donations are welcome. For more information on this and other events at Pueblo Grande Museum visit pueblogrande.com.
International Museum Day
Wednesday, May 18 - All Day
In honor of International Museum Day on May 18, 2016, Pueblo Grande Museum will be offering free museum admission all day! From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. the Museum will also be offering free gallery tours and have artifact show-and-tell stations set-up in the museum where guests can see up close, touch, and ask questions about different artifacts.
Petroglyph Discovery Hike
Saturday, May 14, 8 to 9 a.m.
Location: Box Canyon / Holbert Trail, South Mountain Park
Bring the whole family for a short one mile Hohokam petroglyph discovery hike at South Mountain for an easy but also petroglyph rich hiking experience. An experienced Museum guide will lead participants on a quick one-mile, one-hour interpretive hike, perfect for all ages and busy schedules. Space is limited. Cost is $5; Register by May 12.
Behind the Scenes Tour
Wednesday, May 25, 2 to 2:30 p.m.
Join collections staff for a “behind the scenes” tour of the museum. This tour is open to walk in visitors with paid admissions. This is an opportunity to learn about the artifacts that are not on display to the public and see how museums care for their collections. This is a first come, first serve tour, free with paid museum admission.