Third Anniversary Membership Reception
The Center will mark its Third Anniversary with a Members-Only Reception in the Center on Friday, December 6, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Refreshments will be served. All members are cordially invited to attend to help us mark this special day. If you have not been in the new Research Lab or reviewed our expanding Library, this would be a great opportunity to do so. The first phase of the Children’s Discovery Area should be completed by then as well.
See you all there!!
2014 Calendar of Events Now Available
The preliminary Calendar of Events for 2014 is now available by clicking HERE. It contains the latest information on lectures, classes and field schools through November 2014. It will be updated regularly.
Yavapai People of the Verde Valley
The Center is honored to host a class by Frieda Eswonia, a full-blooded Yavapai. Frieda was honored in 2007 as an Arizona Indian Living Treasure. The class will be held over three sessions on January 8, 15 and 22 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in our Learning Center. Member cost is $40. Class size is limited. Member registration is available now online. Registration to the general public for any available spaces will be available on January 1. Non-member cost will be $50.
Frieda’s class will cover:
1. History and Legendary Origin of the Yavapai;
2. Massacre at Skeleton Cave and others in the Area;
3. Maps and Diagrams of the Yavapai Land areas;
4. Stories of Inspirational Members of the Yavapai;
5. The story of our “Exodus”;
6. Current tribal government of the Yavapai-Apache Nation;
7. Tragedy of Conquest and the Survival of the Yavapai; and,
8. Present and Future Aspirations, Goals, Downfalls and Roadblocks that the Yavapai face.
Pottery Analysis of the Verde Valley
Learn to identify the types of prehistoric pottery found in the Verde Valley. This four-session member-only class includes lecture and lab work. Classes will be at the Center and will start at 9AM on the following Saturdays -- Jan. 25, Feb. 1, Feb. 15, and Feb. 22, and are 3+ hours long. There will be a field trip sometime after the last class. The cost for the class is $40 plus $15 for the book. Only one book for family is necessary. Click HERE to register. Class size is limited to 14.