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Mohave Museum of History and Arts

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Mohave Museum of History and Arts

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400 W. Beale St.
Kingman, AZ 86401 United States
928-715-0288http://www.mohavemuseum.org/

Upcoming Events

October 2016
Free

Riding with the Duke: John Wayne in Arizona

October 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
SB Gregory-McNamee - WEB

John Wayne was born in Iowa and lived for most of his adult life in California. Yet, he spent many years exploring, living, and investing in Arizona, where he produced his own films, raised cattle, operated a game ranch, and was seemingly everywhere at once. Wayne remains an iconic presence in American popular culture. In this talk, Gregory McNamee, who often writes about film and western history alike for such publications as the Encyclopaedia Britannica and The Hollywood Reporter, looks…

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January 2017
Free

Signs of the Times: Arizona’s Golden Age of Neon & Signs

January 21, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
SB marshall shore slye 4 - WEB

The rise of car travel in the 40s, 50s and 60s meant that thousands of people were traversing the broad expanses of the Southwest looking for new landscapes and adventure. As the cars sped past, restaurants, motels, curio shops and gas stations needed large, bright signs to make an impression. This informative and entertaining visual presentation explores the social significance of the rise of commercial neon signs, and references the designers whose signs became iconic images that defined the West…

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March 2017
Free

Arizona Songbirds: The life stories of Marty Robbins and Linda Ronstadt

March 25, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Steve-Renzi-WEB

These two Arizonans were blessed with beautiful and unforgettable singing voices and had more hits than the Arizona Diamondbacks. Songs like El Paso, Big Iron, Yellow Roses for Robbins and Different Drum, Blue Bayou and Skylark for Ronstadt. Marty was a little bit country and Linda was a little bit rock and roll. Both of them grew up in Arizona and put Arizona musical influences on our national cultural map. Robbins was an early lover of NASCAR and helped to…

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October 2017
Free

Chautauqua – Teresa Urea, Spiritual Healer

October 21, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
SB - ElenaDiaz Bjorkquist

Teresa Urrea, a curandera (spiritual healer) was a reluctant political figure, born in Mexico in 1873 to a young Tehueco Indian servant of Tomás Urrea, a wealthy hacendado. Although illegitimate, Teresa was accepted as his daughter. At 16, she lapsed into a trance that lasted over three months. When she awoke, she reported the Virgin had visited her and told her she had special powers to heal the sick and injured. Mexican Indian tribes claimed Teresa as a living saint,…

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