Summer Hours Begin! Museum Closed on Sunday and Monday through September.
Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary Presentation
Wednesday, May 3 | 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Join the Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary and speakers Alston and Deborah Neal, Owners of Territorial Indian Arts Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona for a presentation on of an Overview of Native American Art.
One of the Auxiliary’s most popular lectures in past years, Alston and Deborah will be retuning this year to present a survey of native baskets from pre-Columbian to contemporary. They will bring examples and after the lecture many will be available for closer examination. In addition, a selection of Tohono O’odham basketry and books on basketry will be available for purchase.
This event is free and open to the public, made possible by the Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary. Donations are welcome.
Phoenix Chapter, Arizona Archaeological Society Meeting
Tuesday, May 9 | 7 to 9 p.m.
Join the Phoenix Chapter of AAS for a presentation on Paḍ ‘Aangam: Interpreting Landscape and Ethnohistory in the O’odham Story of Creation by Andy Darling and Harry J. Winters, Jr. Paḍ ‘Aangam was the human embodiment of Hawk Man, a unique culture hero for the O’odham communities of southern Arizona celebrated in the stories of Creation. His life offers a bridge between protohistory and history that engages ethnohistorical themes of Hohokam and O’odham continuity, the founding of the Tohono O’odham village of Anegam, and historical practices of warfare and purification. This talk compares primary sources with specific references to place names and ethnogeography and explores the richness of this account from the perspective of time, historical revision, geography and song. References to warfare and counter-raiding with the Apache, or ‘Oob, also may be interpreted as “any hostile tribesman”. They propose that ‘Oob refers to the Yavapai and the initiation of hostilities with them in the northeastern frontier of O’odham territory, after the historical destruction of the Hohokam Great Houses, and prior to the arrival of the Apache in significant numbers.
International Museum Day
Thursday, May 18 | All Day
Cost: Free admission all day
In honor of International Museum Day on May 18, 2017, 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.
Voices Across the Canyon
Sunday, May 28 | 2 to 3 p.m.
Cost: $10 Advanced Purchase , $12 At the Door, children under 6 free; Discounts for Museum Members
William Eaton, Arizona Governor’s Arts Award winner will provide an intimate performance of his uniquely crafted guitars – harp guitar, synth guitar, lyre guitar, and more in a special presentation at Pueblo Grande Museum.
Eaton, a multi-Grammy Award nominee, is internationally known for his one-of-a-kind stringed instruments, which he designs and builds. Eaton, who has crafted guitars for over 45 years, also operates the Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery in Phoenix.