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Prescott Public Library

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215 E. Goodwin St.
Prescott, AZ 86303 United States

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October 2016

Adventurous Spirits: Arizona’s Women Artists, 1900-1950

October 6 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Fahlman, Betsy

Before WWII, the resident art community of Arizona was comprised mostly of women, and this talk explores these independent spirits. Kate Cory, one of the first to arrive in 1905, chronicled the Hopi mesas. Marjorie Thomas was Scottsdale’s the first resident artist. Lillian Wilhelm Smith came to the state to illustrate the works of Zane Grey. Impressionist Jessie Benton Evans’s Scottsdale villa became a social center for local artists. Mary-Russell Ferrell Colton and her husband Harold founded the Museum of…

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November 2016

Who Did You Say Was Here?

November 3 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Heidinger, lisa-schnebly-heidinger

While doing research on our centennial book, Lisa Schnebly Heidinger developed a treasure trove of anecdotes that wove through the tapestry Arizona, and can custom fit a presentation to any audience, based on geography, interest and local population.  These include but are not limited to little heard details about famous figures (like when the Bucky O’Neill statue was lost and Clark Gable’s adventure in Northern Arizona) and poignant stories of characters we haven’t all met yet, such as John D.…

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December 2016

Working in the Salt Mine: Native American Salt Mining In Arizona

December 1 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Salt has been a valuable trade item throughout human history. Native American salt procurement in the Southwest involved dangerous journeys across sacred landscapes associated with a deity called Salt Woman. This presentation describes the history of a famous salt mine in Camp Verde, Arizona, where prehistoric Sinagua tools used for mining salt were discovered in the 1920s by historic miners deep inside tunnels dug into a thick, fresh-water salt deposit. Numerous photographs are shown of these well-preserved, 700-year old tools…

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