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Eighth Annual Verde Valley
International Archaeology Day Gala

Theme: Steady Progress to the Future

Building the Capital Campaign Fund
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Sedona Poco Diablo Resort

6:00 PM Cocktails and Silent Auction
7:00 PM Plated Dinner
8:30 PM Entertainment by
Ed Kabotie’s “One Man Jam”

Join us for a unique performance by Native American musician and artist Ed Kabotie. Kabotie is from the Hopi village of Shungopavi and the Tewa village of Khap’o Owinge, Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico. His culture is the greatest inspiration of his unique style of music, as he seeks to express the "virtues, vices and values" of his people. By mixing his languages (Hopi, Tewa and English), genres, and instrumentation, Kabotie creates powerful music that speak to the protection of the environment, the sacredness of water, and social justice issues facing his tribe and other Native Americans in the Southwestern United States. Outside of his Hopi and Tewa roots, Kabotie finds most inspiring the musical talents of the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley and the Wailers, and Metallica. In his youth, Kabotie played the drums in rock bands, but studied the guitar as a songwriting instrument. His "One Man Jam" project incorporates electronic looping technology to create a full band sound – including drums, acoustic guitar, bass, Native American flute, harmonica, and vocals in one performance!

$125 ($75 tax deductible contribution)
Tickets are now available! Click HERE.

We have been making Steady Progress!

2010 – VVAC established
2012 – Moves into Main Street location
2015 – Acquires 15.28 acres with pit house village
2016 – Preliminary architectural design
2017 – Installation of water main along property
2018 – Finalize architectural design
          – Paved  Homestead Parkway
          – Opened Native American Heritage Pathway
                and Gardens
         – KCS estimate of $8.5 million for campus

With your help, we can continue on this path of Steady Progress to our ultimate goal of an Archaeology Campus!

Many wonderful Silent Auction items will be available at the event, but if you cannot attend, you can still help by purchasing one the items "NOW" by clicking HERE.

BECOME A 2018 SPONSOR by downloading the information packet HERE.

The following are our 2018 event sponsors:




Cheri and Nick Meyerhofer
Bud Henderson

Dr. Sandy Lynch
Robert Whiting

  Auction Donors
Auction Donors
Auction Donors
Dr. F. Dennison and Janet Shaw
Jerry Walters
Bill and Lynette Kovacovich
Drs. Janet and Marshall Whitmire Amber Polo Todd and Heidi Bostwick 
Silent Auction Sponsors