Human History in the Verde Valley
Friday, February 10th at 3:00 pm
Ken Zoll will present and discuss his new book, The Crane Petroglyph Site and the V-V Historic Ranch, with a book signing to follow. The book will be available to purchase at the museum.
Traditional Apache Flute-making Workshop: Saturday, February 11th, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Don Decker was the former Director of the Apache Culture Department of the Yavapai-Apache Nation (YAN) and most recently was the Director of the Public Relations Department at YAN. Decker is an accomplished craftsperson; he is also a fluent speaker of the Apache language.
Decker's great-grandfathers, Henry Irving and Captain Smiley (Esmallie) of Camp Verde were Indian scouts for the U.S Cavalry at the end of 1800s in Ft. Verde.
Decker will conduct a flute-making workshop here at the museum using river cane collected from the edge of the Verde River. This workshop will allow participants to construct a functioning flute for personal use and learn the basic techniques of playing the river cane flute.
The workshop fee is $50, which includes all materials. The workshop is limited to 10 participants and will be in-person at VVAC.
Exploring the Night Sky
Book Presentation and Signing
Friday, February 17th at 3:00 pm
Ken Zoll will present and discuss his new book, H.H. Niniger Master of Meteorites, with a book signing to follow. The book will be available to purchase at the museum.
Presentation: Dark Skies and Why They Matter
Tentatively on Saturday, February 18th, we have a speaker who will discuss Dark Skies and Why They Matter. More information will be posted here once we have confirmation.