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

“The Senator was a Ham: Barry Goldwater and Amateur Radio” on May 19

Amateur or “ham” radio is a hobby and communication service that has been bringing people together for over a century. Join ASU Associate Professor of History Eric Nystrom to discover the history of Arizona’s most famous ham radio operator, U.S. Senator Barry Goldwater. Known on the airwaves as K7UGA, Goldwater sponsored legislation to shape the regulation of amateur radio in the United States.

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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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