THIRD THURSDAY DINNER & A PROGRAM
Where Biography Meets Historical Fiction: Sedona Schnebly with Lisa Schnebly-Heidinger
Thursday, October 18th at 5:30PM
$25 for Musuem Members & $30 for Guests
After doing her first interview with one of Sedona's daughters, 35 years passed before the final page of this biography was written. This is the journal her great-granddaughter wishes she had found in the family archives. Hear passages from the manuscript and how family stories were handled; as well as the cultural and family research process that plays a part in crafting a historically accurate biography.
Reservations required at (928)778-1385
Art & Wine: A Perfect Pairing
Thursday, October 25th at 5:30PM
$35 per person; must be 21 or older to participate
Wine, tasty snacks and all art supplies provided by the museum
Reservations can be made at (928)778-1385
Sharlot Hall with Jody Drake
Saturday, October 27th at 1PM
Join us for an afternoon of fun, entertainment and historical insight as Jody Drake brings to life the character and local legend of Sharlot Hall.
Facing West: Voices of Western Women with Sally Harper Bates
Saturday, November 3rd from 1 to 4 PM
Join us for this very special, extended presentation based on the book, Facing West: Voices of Western Women, by local author Sally Harper Bates. It will feature the voices of local women sharing their lives in story, poem, prose and song, including Bates, Amy Hale Auker, Heidi Thomas, Shawn Cameron, Daisy Dillard and Janet Moore.
Born and raised in Prescott, Sally's roots are sunk deep in the malapai ridges of Yavapai County. And her ancestry rambles through the culture and heritage of the working cowboy, with her dad working ranches in the shade of Camp Wood Mountain for over 50 years and her grandfather cowboying in western New Mexico as a young man.
She is a published writer, poet, songwriter and photographer, and has been nominated four times as Female Cowboy Poet of the Year through the Academy of Western Artists. Sally spent most of her life in the company of cowboys and their families and, having both friends and family who worked on ranches and earning their keep as cowboys, she brings an authentic, first hand observer's insight to her writing.
Wrangling 1500 Wild Mustangs: Insights into the Wild Horse Controversy with H. Alan Day
Saturday, November 17th at 1PM
In 1989, Alan Day lobbied the United States Congress and was granted approval to create our country's first government-sponsored wild horse sanctuary on his South Dakota ranch. At the time, the government housed roughly 2,000 horses in feedlots. Fifteen hundred of those wild mustangs came to live at Mustang Meadows Ranch where, for four years, Alan trained and cared for them. Today, the Bureau of Land Management holds over 60,000 wild mustangs in feedlots, and the number keeps growing. Why are so many of these esteemed animals in captivity? Alan will share his experiences with the wild horses, as well as his insights into the present controversy surrounding these icons of the West.
Embracing the Struggle with Chris Navarro
Saturday, December 8th at 1PM
Sculptor Chris Navarro, featured in the current Embrace the Struggle exhibtion, will share his journey that has taken him from bronco busting to sculpting. As an artist, he wants to inspire others to endure the struggles in life through his story and art. After his lecture, Chris will be available to sign his book of the same name.
*PLEASE NOTE: There is a 15% fee for cancellations up to 1 week before paid programming; no refunds are given after that time.
(All refunds will be dispersed by check.)