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Coming Soon to the Arizona Heritage Center

“Unframed: A Photo Journey through Navajo and Hopi Nations, 1977-1978” opens April 29, 2021

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

2021 Arizona History Convention Returns April 22-24

How have Arizonans advocated for change and navigated crises in the past? The 2021 Arizona History Convention returns virtually April 22-24, 2021 with opportunities for discovery, connection, and exploration with historians, researchers, and history lovers from across the state and country. View the program and learn about this year’s presentations.

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EXHIBIT HIGHLIGHT

”Barry Goldwater, K7UGA” at the Arizona History Museum

Born before Arizona became a state, Barry Goldwater’s passions went beyond public service. He rafted the Colorado River, flew over the great mesas of central Arizona, photographed the Navajo and Hopi peoples, and connected with people around the globe as a ham radio operator. View the careful reconstruction of his ham radio station, photographs, and personal memorabilia, and learn more about the personal life and achievements of Goldwater’s life outside of politics.

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