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The Museum of Casa Grande

520-836-2223| http://www.tmocg.org/

Upcoming Events

February 2017
Free

The Bronze Buckaroo: the Life Story of Herb Jeffries

February 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Dorothy Powell Senior Adult Center, 405 E. 6th St.
Casa Grande, AZ 85122 United States
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The 1930s and 1940s were the era of Western singing cowboys like Rex Allen, Roy Rogers and Gene Autry. Herb Jefferies was the African-American singing cowboy,  appearing in movies and on stage for African-American audiences. He could ride, rope and sing with the best of them and his story has largely been forgotten. This presentation will explore his life and career Steve Renzi, a University of Arizona graduate with a degree in history, believes that every generation must learn about…

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March 2017
Free

A Boot in the Door: Pioneer Women Archaeologists of Arizona

March 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Dorothy Powell Senior Adult Center, 405 E. 6th St.
Casa Grande, AZ 85122 United States
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The men who explored Arizona are legends in the history of the region and of anthropology, but what about the women who accompanied them or explored by themselves?  Did you know that Matilda Coxe Stevenson was a member of the first official government survey of Canyon de Chelly or that Emma Mindeleff surveyed ruins in the Verde Valley while Theresa Russell helped her husband locate Hohokam sites? Probably not, for none are listed in “official” histories. Learn about the hidden…

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