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Monte Vista Village Resort

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Monte Vista Village Resort

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8865 E. Baseline Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85209 United States

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December 2016

The Explorations and Discoveries of George Bird Grinnell, The Father of Glacier National Park

December 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The great West that George Bird Grinnell first encountered in 1870 as a 21-year old man was shortly to disappear before his eyes. Nobody was quicker to sense the desecration or was more eloquent in crusading against the poachers, the hidehunters, and the disengaged U.S. Congress than George Bird Grinnell, the “Father of American Conservation.” Grinnell founded the first Audubon Society, cofounded the Boone and Crockett Club with Teddy Roosevelt, and led the effort to establish Glacier National Park. Audiences will…

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January 2017

Himdak doo IIna: A Way of Life. How Societies Shape Culture.

January 23, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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For tribal groups in Arizona, understanding the connections between physical, social, mental and spiritual identity of the people prior to birth through 102 years old is a way of life. Tribes in Arizona often illustrate their balance between patriarch and matriarch societies through symbolism. Illustrating with the Man in the maze and the Navajo basket designs, Royce Manuel, Auk-Mierl Aw-Thum and Debbie Nez-Manuel, Diné unfold the general understanding of two common designs. Royce Manuel (Akimel O’odham) best describes his work…

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March 2017

Women of the Arizona State Prison

March 6, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Winnie Ruth Judd, Eva Dugan, Dr. Rose Boido, and Eva Wilbur Cruz all shared one thing in common. They were all incarcerated at the Arizona State Prison in Florence.  These women were players in both the sensational stories that made national headlines and local stories that made Arizona history. Who were these women and how did they end up in the Florence prison? How did their stories impact Arizona? Through the use of photographs, prison records and newspaper articles, their…

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