October – June
Focusing on Arizona History
6:30pm to 8:00pm
The Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary hosts a variety of interesting and informative lectures in our Community Room located on the grounds of the museum.
Lectures are the first Wednesday of the month October through June and are from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.
Lectures are complimentary to the general public and lively discussions are followed after presentations. As always, donations are welcome.
2018 – 2019 Lecture Series
Wednesday , April 3, 2019 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Community Room Pueblo Grande Museum
The Indigenous Scholars Institute Empowering Native Peoples Through Indigenous Epistemologies
Speaker: Michael Little-Crow
Michael Little-Crow has been a scholar of Ethno-Mathematics and Indigenous Epistemologies for over 20 years. In this lecture will he will facilitate both an historical and experiential discussion of various Indigenous Ways of Knowing (Learning) from the perspective of pre-colonial peoples as well as current societies which have never been colonized. Learn by doing and learning by looking within are two methods employed by the Indigenous Scholars’ Institute to empower authentic learning within appropriate cultural and spiritual contexts. Concrete curriculum examples and experiential projects will be presented that have helped indigenous educators to assist all students in achieving successful learning that translates in to successful living. Specifically, content and experiences from Vedic Math, Mindful Math, Thailand Education Abroad, and Mindful Education, Mindful Life will be presented as examples of best practices in Indigenous Education.
May 1, 2019 @ 6:30p
Historian Jay Mark’s career includes antiques and bookstore owner, commercial photography, professional theater, radio and television. He brings a lifetime of knowledge and experience to his lively and engaging presentations. A regular contributor of history-related articles to the Antique Register, Arizona Contractor and Community, and The Arizona Republic, Jay is also a published writer of seven antiques-related books. He is co-author of a history of the Buckhorn Baths in Mesa. A recipient of numerous awards honoring his service to the community, Jay remains actively engaged in issues relating to historic preservation, history museums, public transportation, urban planning and public policy.
Specters of the Past: Arizona’s Ghost Towns
The promise of unimagined riches is what brought many of the earliest colonizers to the Arizona Territory. Following the trail to the discovery of the mother lode, they built, then dismantled and finally abandoned communities when mines played out – leaving behind tantalizing clues of difficult hardships. Some towns survived like Bisbee, Jerome, Tombstone and Oatman. Most disappeared, gradually becoming absorbed back into the desert from which they arose. This presentation explores more than a decade of historian Jay Mark’s journeys to these fascinating ghost places, along with their stories – long-forgotten places like Charleston, Contention City, Mowry, Fairbank, Gleeson and Congress.