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New Exhibition Opens April 29, 2021
Experience a photo journey across Northern Arizona with 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, and the countless miles she traveled through the Navajo and Hopi Nations in Northern Arizona.
This exhibition features McKenna’s black and white images and Native American artifacts from the Arizona Historical Society Collections. Visitors can travel along with McKenna and read excerpts from her journal that she kept during this time period.
Experience the struggles, triumphs, and resilience of Arizona women in their journey to effect change. From early twentieth-century suffrage marches to the social media campaign of #MeToo, women have banded together to drive social change. Still Marching: From Suffrage to #MeToo , the Arizona Historical Society’s newest exhibition at the Arizona Heritage Center, focuses on the powerful and historic impact of women’s collective action.
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Due to an overwhelming response, the Arizona Heritage Center at Papago Park will continue to display the Heartbleed installation that memorializes the lives lost to COVID-19. On March 1, Marked By Covid hosted a special event that honored victims and survivors affected by COVID-19. Over the days and weeks that followed, many people have made trips to visit the memorial from across the state. The installation is now inside the museum lobby and auditorium, and visitors can spend time reflecting Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. If you would like to share your COVID-19 story, learn about the Journal of the Plague Year Project.
Image courtesy Ryann Lindsey
The Historical League is proud to present the 2019 Historymakers Lobby Exhibit. 2019 Arizona Historymakers: Betsey Bayless, Dr. Arthur DeCabooter, Michael J. Fox, Alfredo Gutierrez, Merrill Mahaffey and Vernon D. Swaback. The exhibit will showcase the exceptional contributions the 2019 honorees have made to our state and provide viewers direct access to the amazing oral histories and accomplishments of each diverse group of Historymakers since the program's inception in 1992.
School field trips and group tours at all Arizona Historical Society Museums are currently on hold. Please use the form below to contact our Museum Educators to ask questions, discuss options for virtual classroom visits, and find resources.
Dreaming of the perfect wedding venue?
Need an auditorium for your theater troupe performance?
Looking for meeting and event spaces for your next corporate event?
You’ll find what you are looking for at the Arizona Heritage Center. Nestled against the base of the Papago Park, the Arizona Heritage Center is a hidden paradise. Outdoor spaces provide scenic desert views and magnificent sunsets. Indoor spaces include a majestic sandstone lobby with grand staircase, auditorium, theater and a variety of meeting spaces.
Whether you are hosting an intimate birthday celebration, or a 2,000 person corporate event, we are just the place for you!
Visit our Meeting and Event Guide for more information.
Visit the gift shop and select from a wide selection of books, jewelry, bookends and minerals. Kids can select from a variety of children’s books, polished rocks and souvenirs.
We are proud to feature the highly acclaimed, “Tastes and Treasures II, A Storytelling Cookbook of Historic Arizona.” Published by the Historical League, this beautifully illustrated cookbook includes recipes and stories from some of Arizona’s most iconic restaurants and well-known Arizona families. Retail value: $30
Arizona Historical Society members receive a 10% discount off gift store merchandise.