New Exhibition

“Unframed: A Photo Journey through Navajo and Hopi Nations, 1977-1978” at the Arizona Heritage Center

The Arizona Heritage Center at Papago Park is excited to announce a new exhibition featuring the photography of contemporary artist Katharine L. McKenna. During her gap year from college in upstate New York, McKenna spent the summers of 1977 and 1978 volunteering at the Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff. While there, she assisted the museum in collecting woven rugs, pottery, baskets, and jewelry for the museum’s annual Navajo Arts and Crafts Show. She documented her experience by journaling and taking photographs of the 24 trading posts she visited, the people she met, and the countless miles she traveled through the Navajo and Hopi Nations in Northern Arizona.

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Upcoming Events

“Pandemic Booms and Busts” on June 23

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, many Arizona businesses, especially restaurants, struggled to adapt and operate while other industries, like real estate, boomed. Hear how local business operators shifted strategies and overcame challenges, and discover how to share your own stories in the “Journal of the Plague Year” digital archive.

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All Aboard the Railways of Arizona Digital Exhibit

Featuring a selection of photographs, oral histories, and artifacts, this digital exhibit brings together items from the Arizona Historical Society’s Library & Archives and Museum Collections to highlight the nearly 150 year history of railroads in Arizona.

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