The Amerind Museum 75th Anniversary!
WHAT: The Amerind will celebrate its proud 75 year history as one of the finest museums and research centers of Native American History and Western Art in the Southwest. The Amerind Foundation was established in 1937. Its mission, for 75 years, has been and continues to be the exploration and expansion of knowledge of Native Peoples through research, education, and conservation. The Amerind houses a world class private collection of Native American art and artifacts from the entire western hemisphere. WHEN: Sunday, October 21, 2012 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. WHERE: The Amerind is located just off I-10 – take the Dragoon Rd. Exit 318 (between Benson and Willcox) The address is: 2100 N. Amerind Rd. Dragoon, AZ 85609 COST: Admission to the Anniversary Celebration is FREE to the public (parking $2 a car) The Amerind’s 75th Anniversary Celebration will highlight the 75-year history of the Amerind. The focus of the celebration will be traditional Native American performers (traditional singing, dancing and story telling), artisans (demonstrations including pottery, basket weaving, jewelry making, woodworking, glass blowing, flintknapping and cloth weaving) and Native cuisine including fry bread, tacos and stew. Artists and performers from several Native nations including Pascua Yaqui, Tohono O’odham, Akimel O’odham, Zuni, Hopi, Pueblo of Santa Domingo, Navajo and Mata Ortiz will be represented throughout the day-long celebration. Parking will be plentiful and special needs parking will be located very near the center of activity. A Kid’s Corner will be featured with atlatl demonstrations, corn husk doll making and corn grinding. The Amerind Museum is open Tuesday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Closed Mondays and major holidays). Admission: Adults $8; Seniors (60 and up) $7; Students and Youth $5; Children under 12 and Native Americans with proof of tribal enrollment Free. Free to all Cochise County residents the first Sunday of each month. For more information please call Ron Bridgemon at 520-586-3666 or log onto Amerind’s website: www.amerind.org.
2100 N Amerind Rd, Dragoon, AZ 85609