Summer Hours: Museum Closed on Sunday and Monday through September 30.
TEACHER OPEN HOUSE
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2
10 A.M. TO NOON
Teachers and homeschool educators are invited to a free open house preview of Pueblo Grande Museums’ educational tours and outreach programs on Saturday, September 2 from 10 a.m. to noon. This open house will include an introduction to the Pueblo Grande archaeological site, an indoor tour of the galleries, and classroom. Teachers will also have a chance to get crafty with a hands-on presentation of fun, educational crafts and brand new S.T.E.A.M. programs available for school tours and outreaches.
Complimentary coffee and a light breakfast will also be provided thanks to our sponsors Black Cat Coffee House and Einstein Bros Bagels. As an added benefit, teachers who attend this open house will have the opportunity to book their field trips that day, two days before the public opening date for booking tours!
MACAW FEATHERS & CHOCOLATE IN THE DESERT BROWN BAG LECTURE
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
NOON TO 1 P.M.
What do macaw feathers and chocolate have to do with the Sonoran Desert? Find out how these once exotic items made their way from the Mayan to the American Southwest during this lunch time lecture with Dr. Sharonah Fredrick, author and scholar.
The discovery of medieval Mayan luxury items from Central America, in key sites throughout the Sonoran Desert and Chaco Canyon, ignites questions regarding Pan-Indian civilization and commerce in the Americas. Ideas in addition to items also traveled through the Americas. Evidence of the ball game in various forms was sacred to many cultures ranging from Arizona's Salt River to Mayan princely courts of the 8th century, to the larger versions of the game played by the Aztec in Tenochtitlan. Was this a phenomenon of commerce and shared trade routes? Dr. Fredrick explores the economic and cultural connections that united these peoples from the Caribbean and Guatemala through Mexico and the American Southwest.
This free one-hour lecture begins at noon, and is open to anyone with a curious mind to know more about how the cultures of North America have shared, traded, and worked together throughout the centuries.
SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE MUSEUM DAY LIVE!
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
9 A.M TO 4:45 P.M.
FREE WITH MUSEUM DAY LIVE! TICKET
The Pueblo Grande Museum will be participating in the Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live! event on Saturday, September 23, 2017. Guests with the Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live! Ticket will receive free admission for two. The Museum will also be offering gallery tours, artifact
interpretation, and hand-on Hohokan inspired crafts throughout the day. Visit their website at www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday for more information on Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live! events around the country and to print a ticket!