October Brown Bag Lecture

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Halloween Tours

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This very popular guided tour is a storytelling session involving tales of the fantastic and the factual. The historic Riordan Mansion makes a great backdrop for spinning yarns appropriate to the Halloween season.

Make your reservations by calling 928.779.4395. Tours will be held on October 28, 29 and 30 at 7:00, 8:00 and 9:00 pm. Admission for the tours is $12.00 per person, due upon reservation. Recommended for ages twelve and older. Space is limited — call soon! Riordan Mansion State Historic Park — (928) 779‑4395.



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What Comes Around Goes Around.….

Full Circle September

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September Brown Bag Lecture

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Flagstaff Festival of Science events at Riordan Mansion

2015 FOS Lectures

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August Brown Bag Lecture

Brown Bag Lecture – Arizona’s Historic Rose
Monday, August 10 • 12:15 pm — 1:00 pm
In 1865, the young bride of Arizona’s second territorial governor arrived in Prescott to be with her groom. She traveled with a cutting of a Boursault rose from her New Jersey home and planted it at the Prescott governor’s mansion. She and her stillborn child died 18 months later, but her rose lives on. This presentation tells of Margaret Hunt McCormick, her rose, and the Coconino Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution efforts to preserve the rose and Mrs. McCormick’s story. Following the presentation will be the dedication of a rose planted on Riordan grounds in honor of Riordan descendant Rita Chambers Gannon.

The attached pictures show the McCormick Rose on the grounds of NAU; Rita Gannon as a young girl and Rita at her post as a volunteer at Riordan Mansion. She loved to share stories about her family and childhood with visitors!

2015 August BB McCormick Rose Rita Playhouse Rita West House

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Living History Presentation

Living History Presentation in Flagstaff — The Arizona Rough Riders
Saturday, August 15 • 10:00 am — 3:00 pm
The Arizona Rough Riders is a commemorative group that brings the Spanish-American War era to life for audiences.  Dressed in authentic period clothing of the famous Rough Riders, and their ladies, and carrying 100-year-old weapons , the Arizona Rough Riders describe the era, the war, the effects, and the social mores of early-20th-century America. The troop depicted came from Prescott 100 years ago. Flagstaff men also went to the war in the famous “cowboy cavalry.” The Rough Riders are the most famous ‘all volunteer unit’ in the history of the U.S. Military. Free event on the grounds.

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August Evening Lecture

Evening Lecture – On the Brink of Shards
Saturday, August 15 • 7:00 pm — 8:00 pm
Over-consumptive lifestyle, environmental degradation, overpopulation, drought and changing weather conditions – sounds like headlines ripped from today’s newspapers, doesn’t it? But this story takes place in the ancient lands of the Great American Southwest more than a thousand years ago. Then, that culture teetered on the brink of their civilization’s collapse and disintegration. One strong young woman, Kaiya, comes forth, led by a powerful and knowledgeable healer. Follow Kaiya on her journey through loss, magic, knowledge, power and joy, all set in the majestic canyonlands of the Colorado Plateau. Join author Nancy Rivest Green to explore the world of the Colorado Plateau in the past during this presentation and book signing.

2015 August EL On the Brink of Shards

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