Upcoming Events

Wednesday, September 28th at 3:00pm
Location: Verde Valley Archaeology Center

The Verde Valley Archaeology Center salutes the work of Sherman Loy by honoring his lifelong work in preservation in the Verde Valley. The Sherman Loy Memorial Award is given annually to an advocational archaeologist for their outstanding efforts in the protection and promotion of archaeological heritage in the Verde Valley.

Following the award presentation will be a talk by Michael Kellett. M.A. Anthropology (Research), RPA entitled "Alternative  Interpretations of Hilltop Sites in Northern Arizona." 
Free for VVAC members, RSVP required

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Indigenous Peoples Day

Monday, October 10th from 10:00am to 4:00pm

Location: Verde Valley Archaeology Center

To honor Indigenous People's Day, VVAC will be open from 10:00am to 4:00pm with free admission to the public. 

Wednesday, October 12th at 6:00pm

Location: Verde Valley Archaeology Center

Zarco Guerrero is a sculptor, mask-maker and performance artist. He has dedicated his artistic endeavors to create positive social change through the arts. His art includes music, poetry and theater. He is the founder of Xicanindio Artes, the Cultural Coalition, Inc, and has been instrumental in the development of Latino Arts statewide. He has exhibited and received international acclaim and many prestigious awards.

Free for VVAC members, RSVP required

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Wednesday, October 12th at 6:00pm to Wednesday, November 9th

Location: Verde Valley Archaeology Center

Cost: $120 per person

In this course you will learn how to identify pottery found in the Verde Valley, gain an understanding of the people who first started to classify pottery and its design and construction, and recognize which pottery is Indigenous to the Verde Valley. Most importantly, discover prehistoric pottery narratives and the stories it teaches us about particular archaeological and cultural sites. 

 

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Saturday, October 15th at 5:00pm

Location: Verde Valley Archaeology Center

Cost: $100 per person

Come dwell with us for an evening of passed hors d'oeuvres catered by Moscato Italian Restaurant, wine tasting, Grammy nominated musician Aaron White (Dine/Northern Ute), a silent auction, the debut of VVAC's new outdoor donor brick patio, behind-the-scenes repository tour and many more fun happenings to come...

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Monday, October 17th

Join Verde Valley Archaeology Center and Richard McGaugh October 17 for a 3 mile walk to the edge and along Rattlesnake Canyon. This hike offers fantastic views of the Red Rocks and the depth of the Basaltic Flows at the southern edge of the Colorado Plateau. We will see prehistoric architecture and walk along one of the earliest routes used to access the Verde Valley.
Free for VVAC members, RSVP required
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Native Artist Holiday Market

Saturday, November 12th from 10:00am to 3:00pm

Location: Verde Valley Archaeology Center parking lot

Join VVAC for a full day of artistry and culture! Over a dozen native artists will be present from 10:00am to 3:00pm in the parking lot of VVAC, selling their crafts and performing demonstrations. The event is free and open to the public. 

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Thursday, November 17th

Join guide Richard McGaugh for a visit to two of his favorite places, Honanki and Palatki. They are two of the largest cliff dwellings in the Red Rock country and occupied between 1150 – 1350 CE by the Southern Sinagua.

The Ancestral Puebloan People called the Sinagua enjoyed the beauty of the red rocks just as we do today. They were first investigated and described by Dr. Jesse Walter Fewkes, turn-of-the century archaeologist for the Smithsonian Institution. 

We will meet at Honanki at 9:30am.

Free for VVAC members, RSVP required
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All of our activities can be found on our Event Calendar