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The Arizona Archaeological Council (AAC) Fall Conference

Friday, September 15: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Virtual Live-Stream

There are still spots online to join this year’s AAC conference from the comfort of your home! The conference theme is Central Arizona Archaeology with a focus on recent projects conducted in the Tonto Basin and the Verde Valley. There is a terrific line-up of speakers that are not to be missed. 


VVAC is hosting in conjunction with AAC five workshops for students and recent graduates on Saturday, September the 16th. The Saturday workshops were developed to provide students with mentoring, training and skills that would be useful resume builders for cultural resource management positions. This event is open to students and recent graduates only.


Please know, AAC strives to ensure that all presentations are developed and presented in an appropriate and respectful way. Presentations with drawings, photographs, or other visual depictions of human remains or funerary objects will not be allowed.


To view conference details, register for the virtual live-stream and for further information regarding the student/recent graduate events please visit this link: 


Indigenous People's Day 

Monday, October 9: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm 

Mr. Vincent E. Randall, Guest Speaker at 11:00 am

Free Museum Admission

VVAC is most honored to welcome Mr. Vincent E. Randall, Apache Cultural Director at the Yavapai-Apache Nation as this year's guest speaker for the museum's Indigenous People's Day. Mr. Randall served as Tribal Chairman and Vice Chairman for the Yavapai-Apache Nation. He is an Apache Historian and Genealogist, community leader and continues to serve as an inspiration to so many.


Registration is not required. Seating is limited and is on a first come basis.


Traditional Apache Keepsake Bag Workshop 

Saturday, October 21: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Instructed by Don Decker 

$50 Per Person (includes all materials)

Limit 10 Participants 


Join us for a fun workshop and create your very own Apache Keepsake Bag! Don Decker is an excellent instructor, you do not need pre-existing sewing or beading skills to complete your keepsake bag!


Don 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 the 1800s in Ft. Verde.


Advance registration is required. Please register HERE.

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