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

“Strategies for Teaching Black History” on June 19

Educators, students, administrators, and parents are invited to attend this discussion to learn about the importance of teaching the Black American perspective of U.S. history, how to be culturally responsive to students of color, and why it’s essential that educators be properly trained to bring this challenging history to students.

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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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