Arizona Heritage Center “History in the Desert Exhibit”- Opening Reception November 18
AZ Heritage Center at Papago Park announces the opening of their newest exhibit, History in the Desert, at the Brown’s Ranch Trailhead in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. The exhibit showcases the Arizona Historical Society’s and the Arizona Heritage Center’s mission to preserve Arizona’s history.
The public is invited to an opening reception event at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 18, at the Brown’s Ranch Trailhead in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve located at 30301 Alma School Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85262. The opening reception will include brief comments from Tawn Downs (Director, AZ Heritage Center), and Leonard Marcisz (McDowell Sonoran Conservancy Legacy Steward) and light refreshments. This event is free. McDowell Sonoran Conservancy stewards will be present to share information about the Preserve, and AZ Heritage Center staff will be present to answer questions about the Arizona Heritage Center and the Arizona Historical society.
This exhibit is part of the yearlong partnership between the Arizona Heritage Center and the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy. The partnership launched in July with the opening of the exhibition, Sonoran Silver: Preserving Sonoran Desert Treasures at the Arizona Heritage Center. The exhibit is a celebration of the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy’s 25th anniversary, and represents the shared commitment of these two organizations to preserving Arizona’s treasures.
The History in the Desert exhibit at the Brown’s Ranch Trailhead is an extension of that shared commitment to preservation, and provides visitors to the McDowell Sonoran Preserve an opportunity to learn about the important work being done by the Arizona Heritage Center, and the Arizona Historical Society. The exhibit includes historic photographs and artifacts from the Arizona Historical Society collections.
“The Arizona Heritage Center at Papago Park is thrilled to partner with the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy in presenting this exhibit.” said Tawn Downs, Director at AZ Heritage Center. “This partnership truly represents a shared commitment to preservation of Arizona’s treasures.”
The exhibit will run from November 18, 2017 through May 2018, and is open when Conservancy Pathfinder staff is present.
As part of this exhibition, the AZ Heritage Center will feature a series of related lectures and workshops, from November 2017 through May 2018. Topics include, Sonoran Desert Wildlife, Desert Photography (workshop), Ethnobotany in the Sonoran Desert, Central Arizona Geology, and much more.
(Photo Attribution: Scottsdale Historical Society)