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18sep10:00 am2:00 pmSmithsonian Museum Day (Phoenix/Tempe)

25sep2:00 pm3:30 pmNavigating the Archives Info-Session - History Education Workshop (Virtual)

30sep4:00 pm5:00 pm"Space: The Final Frontier" A Smithsonian Affiliations Virtual Scholar Talk

16oct2:00 pm3:30 pmAnalyzing Primary Sources Workshop - History Education Workshop (Virtual)

19oct6:00 pm7:30 pmTiger of the Human Species? Yavapai-Apache Scouts: Meanings and Legacies (Tempe & Virtual)Arizona Heritage Center

23oct2:00 pm3:30 pmProject Drafting Info-Session - History Education Workshop (Virtual)

06nov2:00 pm3:30 pmHistorical Context and Student Voice Info-Session - History Education Workshop (Virtual)

08dec6:00 pm7:00 pmPioneer Painter: The Life of Arizona Desert Impressionist Effie Anderson Smith (Virtual Event)

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Featured Exhibits

Unframed: A Photo Journey through Navajo and Hopi Nations, 1977-1978

Unframed: A Photo Journey through Navajo and Hopi Nations, 1977-1978

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. On view through December 2022.

Still Marching: From Suffrage to #MeToo Exhibition

Still Marching: From Suffrage to #MeToo Exhibition

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.
On view through December 2021. Check our website frequently for associated programming.

Historical League HistorymakersTM 2019 Exhibit

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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.

Education

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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.

Contact our Meeting and Event Planning Department at 480-387-5367, email [email protected] or visit us on WeddingWire.com.

AZ Heritage Center Gift ShopVisit 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.

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