Lectures

The Center offers free public lectures throughout the year. These monthly lectures are generally held on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm. Check the Event Calendar for the exact dates and locations. Invitations to Zoom meetings go out to members and subscribers about one week before the lecture.

Lectures 

September 28 - Alternative  Interpretations of Hilltop Sites in Northern Arizona - 6:00 pm

VVAC Kemper Meeting Room - Museum admission and Registration required - limited seating

The Sherman Loy Award is an annual recognition of an avocational or professional archaeologist for their contributions to our knowledge of the prehistory of the Sedona/Verde Valley area. 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." Details of Michael's presentation will follow.

October 12 - Day of the Dead Story Telling Performance - 6:00 pm

VVAC Kemper Meeting Room - Museum admission and Registration required - limited seating

Zarco Guerrero is a sculptor, mask-maker and performance artist. He has dedicated his artistic endeavors to create positive social change through the arts. He adopted Cesar Chavez ideology of art as a social service. His art includes music, poetry and theater. He is the founder of Xicanindio Artes (now Xico, Inc.), 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. In 1985 PBS broadcast a one hour documentary about his art entitled “The Mask of El Zarco”. He received the Japan Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Arizona Governors Arts Award, the Artistic Excellence Award from American Hispanics in Higher Education and the Esperanza Teacher of the Year Award among many others.

Past Lectures on our YouTube Channel

Subject to the lecturer's approval, lectures are often recorded and placed on our YouTube Channel. Links are provided below for the lectures on YouTube.