may, 2019

18may7:00 pm8:30 pmEvening Lecture: Route 66 Women: The Untold Story of the Mother RoadRiordan Mansion State Historic Park

Event Details

Evening Lecture: Route 66 Women: The Untold Story of the Mother Road

Screening and Discussion Program

May 18, 7:00- 8:30 pm

Filmmaker Katrina Parks will show segments from her documentary film series “Route 66 Women” that look in depth at Arizona’s Route 66 legacy through the eyes and experiences of women who overcame segregation and gender discrimination to build fulfilling lives for themselves on America’s most beloved road. Themes of growing up, traveling, challenging gender stereotypes, confronting prejudice and pushing boundaries in a man’s world run-through the new oral histories.

Katrina will be joined by a panel of humanities experts including the Cline Library’s archivist Sean Evans and historian, author John Westerlund, and Ann-Mary Lutzick, Director of the Old Trails Museum,  who will provide historical context for the segments screened and participate in the discussion following the film. Each of these humanities experts brings their expertise in Arizona history and Route 66 to the program.

This event is made possible with support from Arizona Humanities, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Riordan Mansion State Historic Park and Arizona Historical Society. Please visit Free and open to the public.


(Saturday) 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Riordan Mansion State Historic Park

409 W Riordan Rd.

Arizona Historical Society