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“You have to know the past to understand the present.”  Carl Sagan

 

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July Lectures — Free!

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Special — National — Event

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Saturday, June 14
1:00 PM
Riordan Mansion Courtyard

The Anthem For America led by the Flagstaff Community Band
On June 14, 2014, at 1:00 PM, add your voice to the largest group sing of the national anthem in history as we celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Star-Spangled Banner, the flag that inspired our national anthem. People across the country will be singing the anthem — add your voice to the chorus!  Let’s make history through song!

To learn more about this national event, visit:
http://anthemforamerica.smithsonian.com/

 

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June Lectures — FREE!

Brown Bag Lunch Lectures 2nd Monday of Each Month 12:15pm

June 9 Brown Bag Lecture — Prehistoric Trade in the Southwest

Trade has been, and is, a major component of human interactions, both on an individual, as well as for an entire culture. Evidence of exchange characterizes the earliest appearance of humans in the New World. In the Southwest evidence of trade for marine shells from the Pacific Coast are found in Clovis sites dating to 11,000 years ago. Through time, the involvement of prehistoric people in trade increased until exchange networks extended from the Pacific Ocean to the Rio Grande and from Yellowstone to central Mexico. This talk will show the kinds of items that were traded from these areas into the Southwest and will discuss that it was not only the exchange of objects, but the ideas that accompanied them, that makes trade an important stimulus for the growth and development of culture. Peter Pilles, Archaeologist, Coconino National Forest

Evening Slide Presentation Series, 7pm RSVP Free!

June 28 Lecture

Community Builders: The Riordan Families of Flagstaff
As the largest employers in Flagstaff, Matt Riordan and his younger brothers, Tim and Mike, assumed leadership roles in the fledgling community. Together they guided their fellow citizens toward building institutions of learning and science, encouraging community investment in technology and infrastructure, and developing a diverse economy. They sought to create a viable community which would thrive into the future. Today the younger brothers’ home remains as the physical evidence of their story. It is preserved as an historic house museum, Riordan Mansion State Historic Park, providing an opportunity for future generations to experience a small part of the Riordans’ story. PresenRiordan Brothersted by Kathy Farretta, M.A., Volunteer, Riordan Mansion State Park

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Nothing like the lazy summer days.…

RDS 2014

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May Lectures

May 2014 website lectures

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May 2014 Tony Event

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Arizona Gives Day was a success!  Funds raised during this 24 hour online giving event will be split between Riordan Mansion and the Pioneer Museum.

Arizona Gives Day was a success! Funds raised during this 24 hour online giving event will be split between Riordan Mansion and the Pioneer Museum. Good things will come thanks to those who gave so generously!

 

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Riordan gifthttp://azgives.razoo.com/story/Northern-Arizona-Pioneers-Historical-Society

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