APRIL 2015Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary Presentation
April 1, 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Guest speaker: Dennis June, Author and Owner of Dennis June Galleries
Topic: Fred Harvey Jewelry: 1900 - 1955
Join the Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary and Dennis June, author and owner of Dennis June Galleries on Wednesday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m. for a discussion of his book Fred Harvey Jewelry: 1900 - 1955.
In this presentation, Dennis June discusses the findings of his exhaustive ten-year study of an insightful look into early 1900s American Indian, Santa Fe railway and the Fred Harvey Company. Dennis specifically looks at souvenir Indian jewelry and its effect on the culture of the Southwest and the Indian jewelry market. Studies have shown that souvenir silver Indian jewelry has seeped into a majority of the vintage Indian jewelry collections. That they would be confused with authentic silver Indian bracelets is no surprise. What IS surprising is that otherwise well educated collectors found the same value in Fred Harvey bracelets as they did authentic handmade ones.
This event is free and open to the public, made possible by the Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary. Donations are welcome.
Archaeology for Kids
April 4 , 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Children ages 7 to 12 can become a Junior Archaeologist and discover the science of archaeology by doing a simulated excavation of a Hohokam pit house. Learn how to identify artifacts in the field, and discover how archaeologists use these artifacts to learn more about past cultures. Cost is $15. Register by April 2!
Plant Tour of Pueblo Grande
April 9, 10 to 11 a.m.
Discover some of the edible and medicinal plants of the southwest on an abbreviated walk along the trail at Pueblo Grande. What desert plant has “gone to the moon”? A knowledgeable guide will identify this plant as well as many other useful desert flora and some of the traditional crops (in season). This program is free with paid museum admission. Space is limited; please sign up at the front desk to reserve your spot.
Behind the Scenes Tour
April 8 & 22, 2 to 12:30 p.m.
Join Curator of Collections Holly Young for a “behind the scenes” tour of the museum. This tour is open to walk in visitors with paid museum admission. This is an opportunity to learn about the artifacts that are not on display in the museum and see how museums care for their collections. This is a first come, first serve tour. Space is limited. Please sign up at the front desk to reserve your spot.
Park of Four Waters Tour
April 24, 10 to 11 a.m.
The Hohokam people lived in the Salt River Area from approximately 450AD to 1450AD. They were an agricultural society, growing corn, beans, squash and cotton. In order to support their extensive agricultural system, the Hohokam people constructed miles of canals in order to direct water from the Salt River to their fields. The Park of Four Waters tour will take you on a tour through undeveloped, natural desert to the ruins of some of these canal systems. This is a first come, first serve tour. Space is limited.